Custom Sensor for Retractable Seating

A furniture manufacturer and customer of BSC Industries historically used mechanical limit switches to sense the open and closed positions on retractable seating. They had an issue where sometimes the mechanical switch’s arms got bent out of position and would not work properly.

The customer needed a solution to accurately know when the seating was fully closed 6” from the sensor face and fully open at 60” from the sensor face.

A standard diffuse photoelectric would not have the same repeatability or accuracy, so the BSC Industries team recommended a Leuze HT10 diffuse laser sensor with background suppression. This allowed the position of the bleacher to be detected accurately when in both the open and closed position.

When you have a project that requires customization, BSC Industries’ in-house experts can locate the right products and design a solution to get the job done. Contact us with a question no one else has been able to answer.