Sensata Technologies offers a range of switches, relays and pressure sensing solutions for access control applications. The switches, relays and pressure sensing solutions help to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of access control equipment installed in a range of demanding and often remote environments.
New devices have been launched to address the three key concerns that design engineers face when creating new access control solutions: space, performance and reliability.
New designs require smaller components for applications where space is at a premium, which Sensata has addressed. Components also need to work reliably and efficiently, even in extremes of temperature or where vibration or other disturbances can be an issue. Finally, access control solutions must have a durable life-cycle to reduce unnecessary repair and maintenance costs.
The range of switches and relays are used to switch motors or pumps that are key to a range of access control systems including barriers, roller shutters and rising curbs. The latest solid state relays (SSRs), including the new DRC Series, reduce power consumption and wear and tear on various components within the equipment, therefore improving operational performance and reducing downtime and maintenance. They are designed for high volume operations where reliability is key.
Pressure sensors and switches are used in access control applications which use hydraulic systems, such as pumps which control the rising and lowering of the unit. Pressures range from 100- to 260-PSI and require accuracy, but must also be cost effective.