A magnetic reed switch is an electromagnetic switch used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit. It looks like a small glass capsule with electrical leads poking out of each end. American Cylinder’s Pneumatic Cylinder Reed Switch is designed to be used with our MFC Series (Magnetic Field Cylinders) that incorporate a magnetic band on the cylinder’s piston. When the piston with the magnetic bandpasses under the pneumatic cylinder reed switch, the switch’s reeds close a circuit to generate a signal that can be used to control an electrically operated device. Magnetic Reed Switch's are offered in either a Standard (MS-6) version or an LED (MS-6L) version that has a LED that illuminates to indicate when the switch is activated. Switches can be ordered with either a 39” wire length or 6” M8 Pigtail connections.
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