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
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Proximity sensors in Top-loading washing machines

washing machine lid position sensing
Top-loading Washing Machine

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.

Proximity 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 Proximity 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.

Recommended Products

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 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 Top-loading Washing Machines are listed below.

MS-216 Standard size Cylindrical Sensor

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MS-216-L Cylindrical Sensor for Line Voltages

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MC-1425 Miniature Close-differential Reed Switch

Close Differential Miniature Reed Switch Size Features Close Differential Characteristics. Ruthenium contact. 14.0 mm Glass length. Normally Open. Inert gas...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 ->