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

End position sensing on Pneumatic Cylinders Using Reed Sensors

Reed Sensors for end position sensing
Actuator End position Sensing

Numerous pieces of equipment in industrial automation rely on compressed air, including pneumatic cylinders, pistons, linear slides, and rotary actuators. These components often incorporate built-in magnets for end position sensing, enabling precise control and automation of movements. To enhance this functionality, reed switch-based miniature sensors are seamlessly integrated into the slots provided on the Aluminium bodies of these actuators. This integration enables the easy and accurate sensing of end positions, even at high actuation speeds, ensuring precise control and positioning of machinery components.

Reed sensors play a crucial role in detecting both intermediary and end position sensing of pneumatic actuators. The signals generated by these sensors are then utilized by programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to execute further instructions, facilitating seamless automation and control of industrial processes. The rapid sensing speed of reed sensors aligns perfectly with the high program scanning speed of PLCs, ensuring rapid and accurate processing of positional data.

Moreover, reed sensors can be augmented with LEDs to provide visual feedback, aiding operators in easily determining the end positioning of components after piston and cylinder strokes or rotary actuator adjustments. This visual feedback enhances operational efficiency and minimizes the risk of errors during equipment setup and operation.

Overall, the integration of reed switch-based sensors into compressed air-powered equipment represents a cost-effective and efficient solution for industrial automation. By leveraging the unique capabilities of reed sensors, manufacturers can enhance the precision, reliability, and efficiency of their automated systems, ultimately driving productivity and competitiveness in today’s dynamic industrial landscape.

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.

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