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

Reed sensors and Magnet sensors in Commercial Coffee Machines

commercial coffee machine
Coffee Machine

Commercial coffee and tea vending machines are built with durability in mind as the number of cups served per day could exceed hundreds. When such large volumes of orders are filled, it is important that that accuracy of the dispensed volume of beverage be correct as a small error could result in spillage and wastage of raw materials. The cup count is also used by the Coffee Machine servicing personnel to keep track of raw materials and accounts, to deliver requirements as and when needed.

To dispense the exact quantity of coffee, tea, water or milk, such machines need to measure the volume by filling up an internal reservoir and then use this releasing the contents to fill cups placed below on the grating. This is accomplished by fitting the internal reservoir with a float and a reed switch which senses triggers the tank full signal when the reservoir is filled up to 200 ml or any other set measure.

This signal is then used to trigger other solenoids or pumps which stop the main reservoir output and open the drain valve from the secondary reservoir to dispense the liquid into a cup. Using a narrow and long secondary reservoir ensures that errors in measurement do not exceed 5 ml. The actuating distance of the standard reed switch is highly repeatable and can consistently pour out the exact volume into cups.

Recommended Products

The Reed Switches and Reed 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 we want to ensure that the the end product has a long working life. Although we wouldn’t want to restrict our products for use in only certain applications, the recommended products for use in Commercial Coffee Machines are listed below.

R2 Standard size SMD Reed Sensor

Standard Size Reed Sensor Click thumbnails to view actuation distances Highlights ♦ Omni-polar ♦ 10.0W Contact Rating ♦...Continue reading ->

MS-216 Standard size Cylindrical Sensor

standard size cylindrical sensor icon Click thumbnails to view actuation distances Highlights ♦ Normally Open Form A contact ♦...Continue reading ->

MS-216-L Cylindrical Sensor for Line Voltages

cylindrical sensor for line voltage icon Click thumbnails to view actuation distances Highlights ♦ Normally Open Form A contact ♦...Continue reading ->

LV-1925 Reed Switch for Line Voltage switching

Reed Switch for Line voltage switching Features Contact Rating Configurable. Ruthenium contact. 20.0 mm Glass length. Normally Open. Inert gas...Continue reading ->