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.