Reed Relays and
Electronics India Limited
Manufacturer of Reed Switches, Reed Sensors and Reed-based products
Reed Relays and Electronics India Limited Incorporated in 1971

Fork Lifts and Hoists Use Magnet Sensors for End-position Sensing

Reed switches in end position sensing in fork lifts
Fork Lifts

The hydraulic pistons and cylinders that drive hoists and fork lifts rely on precise positioning for optimal performance. Industrial-grade Magnet Sensors, strategically positioned on the exterior of these components, play a crucial role in sensing both end positions and intermediary positions. These sensors generate signals that are utilized by proportional pressure valves to regulate oil pressure, ensuring precise control and efficient power usage throughout the lifting process.

Given the demanding environments in which these vehicles operate, it’s imperative that the reed switches within the Magnet Sensors are robust and resilient to external contaminants. To safeguard against dirt and debris, these reed switches are hermetically sealed and encapsulated in epoxy, shielding them from environmental factors that could compromise their functionality. Additionally, specially designed Magnet Sensors are employed to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration, ensuring reliable performance even in harsh operating conditions.

The integration of Magnet Sensors into hydraulic systems enhances the safety, efficiency, and reliability of hoists and fork lifts, facilitating smooth and precise material handling operations. By providing accurate positioning feedback and enabling precise control over hydraulic pressure, these sensors contribute to the overall productivity and effectiveness of material transportation processes in industrial settings.

Application Classification

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.

Position sensing Type

Position sensing Position Sensing type application When an application requires the end position of a movement sensed, or the sensing of a part when it Continue reading ->

Jun 20, 2024

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.

MS-225, M5 Threaded Cylindrical Sensor

M5 threaded cylindrical sensor MS-225 Threaded Magnet Sensor drawing starFeatures10W Contact Rating. Normally Open contact. Three sensitivity bands. Sputtered Continue reading ->

Nov 20, 2020

MS-228, M8 Threaded Cylindrical Sensor

M8 threaded cylindrical sensor MS-228 M8 Threaded Sensor Drawing starFeatures30W Contact Rating. Normally Open contact. Three sensitivity bands. Sputtered Ruthenium Continue reading ->

Nov 20, 2020

LV-1925 Reed Switch for Line Voltage switching

Reed Switch for Line voltage switching The LV-1925 is a Line Voltage Reed Switch is designed for endurance at switching line voltage loads of 230V. Two versions are capable of Continue reading ->

Dec 2, 2020

HW-5052 Reed Switch for High Wattages

Reed Switch for High Wattage switching This HW-5052 High Wattage Reed Switch is physically robust and can switch up to 120W. The two types of contact ratings available cover a Continue reading ->

Dec 3, 2020