Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and actuators for Agricultural Vehicles and Equipment
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Agricultural vehicles and equipment rely upon the functionality of magnetic reed switches, magnetic reed sensors, and actuators to serve as integral operating components. For example, magnetic reed switches are used to support the safe operation of hay balers, loaders and excavators. The team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. has supported this application area for more than 50 years, with standard and custom magnetic reed switches, magnetic reed sensors, proximity sensors, actuators, and subassemblies for, among other applications:
- Milking machines
- Haybalers and Combines
- Gate and door position indicators
- Other heavy machinery and equipment
- Ignition switch actuation
- Safety switches
- On-board lighting systems and consoles
- Fuel level indicators
- Power steering
- Instrumentation panels
- Motors and drives
opens IMAGE file Magnetic reed switches from Reed Switch Developments Corp. are known for their fast-acting, high-reliability performance. The switches are free from mechanical wear and are hermetically sealed, ensuring years of reliable service within demanding environments. Most assemblies are also UL recognized and RoHS/REACH compliant. With the company’s in-house development and manufacturing capabilities, the complete design and production of custom magnetic reed switches and magnetic reed sensors of any sized quantity may be accommodated in as short as ten business days.
opens IMAGE file Products are available in choices of contacts, including SPST normally open (NO), or normally closed (NC), and SPDT. Customers may also choose from a variety of magnetic reed switch-based sensing materials of varying sensitivities and wattages (0.25W to 100W). A wide selection of available case materials include Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminum, stainless steel and brass housings are also available for more extreme applications. Custom magnetic reed switch actuators are also available with a large selection of permanent magnets for seamless mating and compatibility with the switch. Available actuator options also include a series of custom molded magnets which may be configured to meet user-specific mounting and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also available, with the most popular of insulating materials offered in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types.
opens IMAGE file With each new custom magnetic reed switch or magnetic reed sensor development project, the company’s talented in-house applications engineering team applies more than 50 years of field-proven experience, working in close collaboration with customers to identify a unique “best fit” solution. These discernments are based on a multitude of application and performance parameters, and further draw upon an extensive portfolio of literally thousands of legacy application success stories. All Reed Switch Development Corp. products are 100% developed and assembled in the USA at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Reed Switch Developments Corp. is also a 100% woman-owned small business, also now formally WBE certified. Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help to support your demanding Agricultural Vehicle and Equipment magnetic reed switch sensing applications. Contact us todaycreate new email for a consultation.