Magnet sensors in Top-loading washing machines
Traditional top-loading Washing Machines have some advantages over the front-loading ones. One does not need to bend down so much during loading and unloading, the wash cycles are shorter and there is lesser vibration.
Magnet sensors or Reed Sensors are used under the top loading door, with a magnet on the door, to stop the washing cycle instantly when the door is inadvertently opened in-cycle. This helps stop the motor and voids causing an accident. The same sensor is also used to re-continue the cycle where it left off, when the door is closed.
As Magnet Sensors are sealed inside a plastic housing, they are safe to use in humid alkali environments or even submerged in water. Our screw mountable type flat packs or any of the PCB mountable Reed Sensors can be used in this application. In offices and other areas where there are multiple washing machine installed, the machine door sensors are used to collect information pertaining to when the machines are being used the most et cetera which can further improve the efficiency of the area.
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.
MS-216 Standard size Cylindrical Sensor
|Diameter 6mm x 25 mm long, omni polar, switches loads of up to 10W,...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|
MC-1425 Miniature Close-differential Reed Switch
|The MC-1425 is a 14.0 mm glass, Form A type Miniature reed switch with...Continue reading|