Miniature Reed sensors in activating Dentist’s Drill
A dental drill or hand-piece is a hand-held, mechanical instrument used to perform a variety of common dental procedures, including removing decay, polishing fillings, and altering prostheses. It is usually combined with a water hose to spray water while drilling, and a light source for better illuminations around the area being worked.
In such dentist’s drills, in addition to the spray of water, the work area, which is the mouth, is also a humid zone. This has to mean that the power switches and other buttons on the drill needs to be sealed off from the outside. A reed sensor finds the perfect application in such a drill, to work as the power switch, which starts or stops the drilling. Furthermore, Reed Sensors are hermetically sealed off from the atmosphere and are very suited in such high humidity applications. The life of the reed sensor is very high as there are no mechanical parts, and a reed sensor is immune to liquids like saliva and other dental mouthwashes.
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.
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UM-0018-H Ultra Miniature Reed Switch
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