Motors and Drives

Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and actuators for Industrial Motors and Drives

Motors and Drives

Industrial AC and DC motors and drives incorporate reed switches into their product designs. These help in controlling load and monitoring speed. They are also used to help sense rotor position and signal proper drive operation.  Reed Switch Developments Corp. product technologies may be found supporting the AC and DC industrial motors and drives of:

  • Cooling fans
  • Robotic induction motors
  • Brushless DC motors and drives
  • Compressors and compressed air switching banks
  • Boiler switch control

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, custom reed switch developments of any sized quantity may be accommodated, with production lead times as short as ten business days.

RSD 2451-1051-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator KitThey 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 2005-1301-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator KitWith each custom reed switch 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, 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 Industrial Motors and Drives magnetic reed switch sensing and actuation requirements.  Contact us today for a consultation.

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