Magnet sensors in End position sensing in hoists and fork lifts
Hoists and Fork Lifts are used to transport materials over short distances, mostly for loading and unloading in to container trucks. When the weight of cargo is more, hydraulics are required, which is what powers hoists and fork lifts, to easily handle these heavy weights. Industrial grade
Magnet Sensors are used on the outside of these hydraulic pistons and cylinders to sense end positions and intermediary positions. These signals are then used by the proportional pressure valves for controlling the oil pressure to the cylinders and pistons to ensure efficient power usage.
As such vehicles work in a grimy industrial environment, the reed switches that are used in Magnet Sensors are hermetically sealed and encapsulated in epoxy to ensure dirt does not affect their functionality. Specially designed Magnet Sensors are used to ensure they withstand higher shock and vibration limits.
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 type application When an application requires the end position of a movement sensed, or the sensing of a part when it Continue reading |
Nov 7, 2020
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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