I have to install a sensor on a big machine tool. Since the sensor is in a closed metal housing, I need to use an antenna cable extension to install the antenna outside the metal housing.
In order to attach the antenna to the machine frame, I thought of using Tyraps with magnetic Tyrap holders like these:
I would like to have your opinion… Do you think that using a magnet very close to the antenna can affect the operation of the antenna?
I do not believe a magnet near the antenna will have a significant impact on it’s effectiveness.
Magnetic-mount antennas are actually popular for those renting vehicles for temporary use, so it should be OK.
It is important to mount the antenna orthogonal (perpendicular) to the largest flat metal surface and hopefully it will be in the clear and not obstructed by other surrounding metal so that it can radiate the signal without being blocked.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the information