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Pneumatic Cylinder Reed Switch

Magnetic Reed Switch

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 switches are offered in either a Standard (MS-6) version or an LED (MS-6L) version that has an 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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Pneumatic Cylinder Reed Switch

  • Contact Power Rating = 5 Watts
  • Standard Operating Voltage =  (3-125V AC/DC)
  • Switching Current on Standard MS-6  = (1mA - 100mA)
  • Switching Current for illumination of LED MS-6L = (10mA - 100mA)
  • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature range = (14°F to 140°F).
  • IEC Standard IP67 enclosure rating
  • Oil-resistant PVC cable

Reed switches are used in everyday applications like automobiles, burglar alarms, and washing machines and throughout the food & beverage, agriculture, and medical industries.

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