Magnet sensors in Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Anti-lock braking system or ABS for short, is a safety system used on aircraft and on vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses. When a sudden brake is applied, particularly when the vehicle is already turning, the ABS operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking. The on-board electronics need to apply differential hydraulic pressure to each brake to prevent the car from fishtailing and skidding. This is achieved by measuring the speed of all the wheels individually by using reed sensors that mounted near the wheels and magnets on the wheels themselves. This way, the individual rotational speed of each wheel is fed back to the computer, as braking takes place, and if certain wheels are spinning faster or slower, more or less hydraulic oil pressure is fed into those corresponding brake discs. This almost ensures smooth braking of the vehicles, under trying situations.
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.
SM-1322 Sub Miniature Reed Switch
|The SM-1322 is a robust and reliable, Form A type 13.0 mm Sub Miniature...Continue reading|
MS-216-L Cylindrical Sensor for Line Voltages
|Diameter 6 mm x 40 mm long, omni polar, switches loads of up to...Continue reading|
MS-228, M8 Threaded Cylindrical Sensor
|Omin polar, 0.75 mm pitch M8 thread. Rugged body and high wall thickness of...Continue reading|