Off-Highway Vehicles and Equipment


Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and Actuators for Off-Highway Vehicles and Equipment


Magnetic Reed Switches for Off-Highway Vehicles and Equipment| Reed Switch Developments Corp

Off-highway vehicles and equipment rely upon the functionality of magnetic reed switch sensors and switches. These serve as important integral components of off-highway vehicles and equipment. They are used to support the safe operation of construction vehicles and equipment, such as loaders and excavators.

The team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. has supported this application area for more than 55 years, with standard and custom products for:

  • Ignition switch actuation
  • Safety switches
  • On-board lighting systems and consoles
  • Fuel level indicators
  • Power steering
  • Instrumentation panels

Magnetic reed switches, sensors and actuators 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, custom reed switch developments of any sized quantity may be accommodated, with production lead times as short as ten business days. Off-Highway Vehicles and Equipment

RSD 2010-1166-100 Magnetic Reed Switch SensorThey are available in SPST, with choice of NO or NC contacts, and SPDT configurations. Customers may choose from a variety of reed materials with varying sensitivities and wattages (0.25W – 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, mating with the switch. This includes custom molded magnets, configured to meet user-specific mounting, and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also available, with the most popular insulating materials in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types.

RSD 2451-1166-100 Magnetic Reed Switch SensorWith each custom reed switch project, the company’s talented in-house applications engineering team applies many decades 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, further drawing upon an extensive portfolio of thousands of legacy success stories.

All Reed Switch Development Corp. products are 100% developed and assembled at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.

Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help support your demanding Off-Highway Vehicle and Equipment applications. Contact us today for a consultation.