Reed Sensors find an important place in marine applications where they are exposed to salt water and sub zero temperatures due to their inherent corrosion resistant contact characteristics. In the marine and ship industry, a variety of fluid levels need to be constantly monitored. Ships, boats and yachts also need weather instruments like pressure gauges, anemometers, and wind vanes for safe navigation. Reed Switches and Reed Sensors are used in these instruments as well. We have suggested recommended products for use in marine application, but this does not mean that the other products in the same product category will be unsuitable. We have also classified individual applications into types and these guidelines will help select the right magnetic sensitivity and type of magnet to use from our range of products.

Reed sensors in Wind Vanes

Reed sensors in Wind Vanes Eight reed switches are mounted radially at 22.5 degree angles making compass points on a circular PCB and the wind vane contains one long magnet whic Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

Reed switches and Reed sensors in Pressure Gauges

Reed switches and Reed sensors in Pressure Gauges Bourdon tube pressure gauges are fitted with a magnet on the Bourdon tube itself so that as pressure increases, the magnet moves along a circumference Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

 

Reed sensors in Accurate level sensing of fluids

Reed sensors in Accurate level sensing of fluids Special reed sensors with an integrated resistor can be mounted on PCBs to give out a potentiometric feed back across two outputs as a foamed magnetic Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

Magnet Sensors in Anemometers

Magnet Sensors in Anemometers Spinning cup anemometers are fitted with magnets and as the wind blows, a reed sensor can count the number of pulses which can then be used to calcula Continue reading ->

Nov 6, 2020

 

Reed sensors in Survival rafts and ELTs

Reed sensors in Survival rafts and ELTs Survival rafts contain water sensors which trigger the compressed air cylinder to inflate the raft. To prevent against accidental inflation, a small m Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

Reed sensors in Rowing Electronics

Reed sensors in Rowing Electronics Reed Sensors are used in water proof rowing equipment like stroke meters to count the number of strokes of the oar in kayaks, canoes, and boats. The r Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

 

Flow Meters for checking Lake currents

Flow Meters for checking Lake currents Reed Switches are used in flow meters to calculate volume of liquid. Flow meters are attached to a depth probe and insert into glacial lakes for monit Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020

Thermal Reed Sensors for Sensing Temperature on Boats

Thermal Reed Sensors for Sensing Temperature on Boats Thermal reed sensors can also be used in a variety of applications on boats to monitor oil temperature, coolant temperature etc. Continue reading ->

Nov 30, 2020

 

Magnet sensors for Anchor, Rudder, and Hatch position detection

Magnet sensors for Anchor, Rudder, and Hatch position detection Just as reed sensors are used in automobiles for end position and intermediary position sensing of sun roofs, doors, windows, bonnets and trunks, they Continue reading ->

Nov 7, 2020