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Magnetic Latching Mechanisms

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 05:00 PM


Magnetic Latching mechanisms fall into one of three distinct categories relative to how they are operated, the electrical energy needed to operate them, and the release force, which their return spring mechanism can generate.

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Topics: Magnetic-Latching Technology, Locking Mechanisms

Permanent-Magnet/Electro-Magnetic Linear Actuators

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 04:50 PM


Magnetic-latching functionality is employed in products we come across everyday, even though the mechanism by which this technology functions isn’t something most people think about. Being an engineer, I always feel the need to research and understand how things work. Because I’m also a bit of a professor at heart, I would like to share the theory of operation and the differences between conventional solenoids and magnetic-latching solenoids. As a convenient frame of reference, this discussion will involve solenoids, which are used in locking mechanisms.

Conventional Electro-Magnetic Linear Actuators (Solenoids)

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Topics: Magnetic-Latching Technology, Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators