MagneLink Inc. has been designing dependable, high-quality, and cost-effective magnetic switches for over 30 years across multiple regions throughout the United States. We strive to provide the finest, most durable magnetic switches to every customer, and we enjoy working with them to find the best solution for their needs.

Our company offers a wide range of magnetic switches manufactured using cutting-edge industry technology. If you are looking for the best and highest-quality magnetic switches for your elevator, look no further! MagneLink Inc. has you covered.

What Is A Magnetic Switch?

A magnetic switch is an electric device that makes or breaks contact when a magnetic field is present. When a strong magnetic field is present, the switch remains operated and opens when the field is removed. MagneLink manufactures magnetic switches using either Reed switches or Hall effect sensors.

Consider using a magnetic switch from MagneLink if you need a multi-functional electrical switch. Our company has committed to developing some of the most technologically advanced and innovative magnetic switches available today.

Why Should You Use Magnetic Switches?

Unlike other types of electrical switches, magnetic switches have some unique features that would improve your product. Some of these features include:

  • Less contact resistance
  • Longer usability
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Easier controls
  • More difficult to override

All of these features are available in MagneLink switches, and our company guarantees that you will use some of the market’s finest controls. In addition, our ability to customize ensures you get the best magnetic switch for your application.

MagneLink’s Elevator Switches

Magnetic switches come in various shapes and sizes, each with unique properties that offer themselves to specific applications. Therefore, when designing or selecting a magnetic switch, it is critical to consider specifications such as application type, circuitry, power requirements, magnetic sensitivity, and operating environment.

Elevator electrical motors require a well-programmed magnetic switch and sensor to properly generate feedback on the precise location of the elevator box. This is done to keep the difference between the elevator floor and the actual level floor to no more than an inch.

MagneLink Inc. offers two types of magnetic switches: reed and hall effect switches, that can provide accurate feedback and are suitable for installation in elevators.

Reed Switches

The reed switch consists of a pair of electrical contacts connected to a magnetic metal reed enclosed in sealed gas. The circuit is opened or closed when a magnetic field is applied to the switch via a magnet or a coil. Because these switches can be used in alternating and direct current circuits, they are ideal for elevator applications.

Reed switches have several advantages, making them a popular option for many applications. This type of magnetic switch is ideal for low-power applications because they do not require any power to operate. Reed switches are also more resistant to environmental impacts, such as weather, moisture, or temperature, because their contacts are sealed, allowing them to be used almost anywhere. Moreover, when power consumption is high, reed switches shift to other power-saving methods more quickly.

Other applications of reed switches include:

  • Battery-powered devices (laptops and flip cell phones)
  • Automatic doors
  • Security devices
  • Dishwashers and washing machines
  • Medical devices (pacemakers and defibrillators)

Hall Effect Switches

The Hall Effect Switch is another type of magnetic switch that MagneLink Inc. offers. This switch employs a Hall Effect sensor, a device that can alter its output voltage in response to applying a magnetic field.

The Hall Effect Sensor, when combined with circuitry, turns the circuit on and off based on changes in the magnetic field. Hall switches, well-known for their precision and accuracy, can even be programmed to activate the button at specific magnetic fields, making it another good choice for elevator applications.

Hall Effect switches are less prone to mechanical misuse because they do not use magnetic reed contacts. They do, however, require a constant power supply to function properly.

Aside from elevators, you can also use this type of magnetic switch in the following applications:

  • Home appliances (washer and dryer)
  • Seatbelt buckle detection
  • Fluid level detection

High-Quality Magnetic Switches By MagneLink Inc.

Magnetic switches from MagneLink have a wide range of applications in various industries. Our products are widely utilized in automotive, manufacturing, industrial automation, semiconductor fabrication, waste recycling, security, and transportation.

MagneLink Inc. provides high-quality products and services at reasonable prices if you require a magnetic switch for your elevators. You can visit our website for more information about our products and services. For inquiries, please contact us right away.

Reed Only Switch designs are available in the following housings:

MLA Housing

Small rectangular switch housing, measuring in at 0.2 x 0.3 x 0.9 inches long. Ideal for installation in small, tight spaces. Can be built with Reed or Hall Effect sub switch designs.

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MLE Housing

Dove Tail cylinder switch housing design with LED. Includes set screw to position switch in place along track.

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MLF Housing

Small rectangular switch housing, measuring in at 0.2 x 0.3 x 0.9 inches long. Ideal for installation in small, tight spaces. Can be built with Reed or Hall Effect sub switch designs.

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MLG Housing

Threaded housing that works well for flush mount installations.

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MLH Housing

Our smallest switch housing available. Great switch for installation in small, tight spaces. Measures 0.9 inch long and 3/16 inch diameter.

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MLL Housing

Small switch and magnet housing. Uses a mounting tab with holes for fastening. Available with or without LED. Can be built with Reed or Hall Effect sub switch design.

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MLM Housing

Threaded 8mm diameter glass-filled nylon housing with jam nuts. Compact design for flush mount installations.

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MLP Housing

Made with rugged glass-filled nylon which works well in harsh environments. Can be built using Reed, Triac or Transistor sub switch design.

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MLQ Housing

Threaded stainless steel 12mm diameter housing with jam nut. Compact design for flush mount installations.

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MLT Housing

Uses tough glass-filled nylon material which works well in rugged environments. (Aluminum housing also available as an option.)

Switches can be built using a Reed (AC/DC), Triac (AC) or Transistor (DC) sub switch design.

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MLU Housing

Uses 1/2 inch electrical conduit pipe threads. It’s a good fit for flush mount installations. Can be used as a proximity switch. Can be built with Reed, Triac or Transistor sub switch design.

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