Reed switch sensors are general purpose position or movement sensors which are used in many different industries and applications. They are inherently reliable due to their simple construction and operation. The reed switch based sensor operates in the presence of a magnetic actuator. The non contact operation of these sensors make them suited to applications where misalignment or contamination from dust and solids are a concern. The switch may be operated through a non ferrous skin such as non magnetic stainless steel, plastic, aluminium and non ferrous castings etc. enabling the switch and its connections to be inside part of a housing or machine. Reed switch sensors may be operated from three sides.
Typical applications include, door and window monitoring, position sensing and control, stop go sensing, level control and indication, various automotive applications, data logging, environmental monitoring, alarm systems etc.
These general purpose reed switch sensors should not be used in or relied on in safety related applications.