Magnet sensors for Bridge control in Airports
The bridge control operator needs to steer the bridge towards the airplane door for docking. The bridge controller is responsible for aligning the X, Y and Z axes to perfectly align the bridge with the airplane’s door.
When the bridge is about one meter from the door, the height of the bridge needs to be adjusted. This is accomplished by positioning reed sensors and a magnet in the bridge mechanism. The bridge control systems get feedback from the reed sensors as to the exact position of the end of the bridge and decides which way the bridge needs to be moved in each on the axes, up until until the point the sensors are triggered. After successful adjustment of the height, the bridge can then be docked outside the aircraft door.
Applications are classified as Position Sensing, Pulse Counting, Electromagnetic or Relay, Temperature Sensing or Magnet Biasing types. This application is classified as follows and the link gives more information on best practices to help select the most suitable AT band and matching magnet.
The Reed Switches and Sensors used in such applications need to be robust, durable and efficient in meeting a high life expectancy. Our engineers work hard in life testing our products under various conditions, and our intention is to ensure end product durability and life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict any of our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in this application are listed below.