When you think of a lock, the first thing that comes to mind is water. But what if you want to use your raycon lock in a place that’s always wet? You might be thinking that it’s impossible, but rest assured, because raycon locks are waterproof. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about the waterproof capabilities of raycon locks. Keep reading to find out more!
Are Raycons Waterproof?
No, Raycons are not waterproof, however, they are water-resistant. The rubber that covers the Raycon’s ‘nose’ is pierced with a small hole, through which the headphone wire can be inserted and secured with a small knot; thus preventing water from entering the headphone jack.
Why Are Not Raycons Waterproof?
Raycons are not inherently waterproof.
Raycon labels are not designed to be waterproof. They are, however, designed to be water-resistant. This means that they will not immediately fall apart when exposed to moisture – but there is a significant difference between water-resistant and waterproof. Many manufacturers will market their raycon labels as being waterproof, but these claims are often exaggerated. Raycon labels are printed on vinyl, which is a water-resistant material. And while these labels may hold up against a bit of moisture, they aren’t completely waterproof.
RayCons Are Printed on Vinyl, Not Plastic
Raycons are printed on vinyl rather than plastic to make them more cost-effective. Vinyl is a less expensive material than plastic and is easier to print on. Because the vinyl is the material your raycon labels are printed on, water can seep into the label, causing it to become warped or discolored. Additionally, the vinyl will eventually deteriorate, allowing liquid to seep through the holes in the label and soak the item underneath.
The Surface of the Label Plays a Bigger Role Than the Ink
One of the biggest factors that determines whether or not your raycon label is waterproof is the type of ink used. Many manufacturers choose UV-resistant ink, which won’t fade over time. UV-resistant ink is an excellent choice if you want your raycon to last a long time. However, if the label is exposed to water, the ink will eventually seep through the vinyl, causing the label to warp or discolor.
Raycon Labels Are Only Water-Resistant, Not Waterproof
As we’ve discussed, raycon labels are not inherently waterproof. They are water-resistant, meaning they are less likely to fall apart or peel when exposed to moisture. The water-resistance of your raycon label will depend on the type of ink used to print the label. For example, UV-resistant inks are designed to repel water rather than absorb it. This means that your raycon label should be able to withstand a bit of moisture without falling apart. However, if the label is submerged in water, it will not last long.
The Ink May Be Cracking or Peeling
A raycon label is only as strong as its ink. If the ink begins to crack or peel off your label, the entire label will fall apart. Although most manufacturers use UV-resistant inks, it’s possible that the label isn’t properly labelled. If the ink isn’t applied to the label in the correct manner, it may begin to crack or peel.
Your Label May Be Labeled Incorrectly
Even if you use the correct type of ink and label your raycon correctly, the label can still fall apart if it isn’t applied correctly. If the label is applied to the surface incorrectly, it will peel off too quickly. This can be due to improper application in addition to incorrect application. If you are using a raycon label to label a container or container lid, it’s important that you adhere the label to the lid (not the container). If you apply the label to the container, the label will fall off as soon as the container is washed.
How To Use Raycon Locks In Wet Places?
Use Raycon locks in water-tight doors.
Raycon locks come with a number of options that are perfect for industrial water-tight doors. If you are trying to open a water-tight door manually, even a small amount of water can get into the system and cause it to jam up. With a Raycon lock installed in a water-tight door, this will not be an issue. You can choose from several different versions of the lock that are all water-tight and dependable in moist areas.
Install a seal around the lock.
Another way to protect against moisture getting into the lock and jamming it up is to install a seal around the lock. This will create a barrier between the moisture and the system so it won’t have any effect on your door lock. A Raycon lock can easily be installed with a seal around the edges of the system for added protection against the elements.
Choose stainless steel for your lock system.
If you are trying to decide which type of lock to use in a wet or dirty environment, stainless steel is the best choice. Stainless steel is not only rust-proof and corrosion-free, but it is also extremely durable and long-lasting. Also, stainless steel is virtually maintenance-free when compared to other types of locks and it can handle even the harshest environments.
Use a magnetic key card instead of a keypad.
If you are using a Raycon lock with a keypad for access, a magnetic key card reader is a great option for accessing the door. Magnetic key cards are water-proof and dirt-proof so they can be used with confidence in any environment. If your lock has a slot for an IC card, a magnetic key card can be inserted into that slot as well.
Add an electronic identification device with your lock.
An electronic identification device (EID) is a great addition to any industrial door. An EID is a small computer that has memory storage and a processor inside of it. It can be used with a keypad or an RFID reader so that you can open the door with a card or badge. An EID is a great security feature because it records who opened the door and can even alert you when someone tries to open the door when they shouldn’t be.
Install your lock near the floor so it’s out of the way.
If you have a machine that has a wet or dirty area that needs a door, installing the lock as low as possible will help keep the lock and door system out of the way. By installing the lock as low as you can without compromising the security of the door, you will avoid having the lock and door get wet or get in the way of your employees.
Use remote-controlled locks with built-in moisture sensors.
If you need to keep your industrial door lock in a wet location but you want to avoid having it get stuck or jammed, install a remote-controlled lock. A remote-controlled lock comes with a built-in moisture sensor that will shut the lock off if it gets too wet or starts to jam. This way, you can keep the lock in the same location but you can also be sure it won’t get stuck or jammed.
Use passive infrared sensors with your locks and door sensors.
Passive infrared sensors are a great way to protect your industrial doors from intruders. A passive infrared sensor will detect any motion in the room and send an alarm to your company’s monitoring system. If you have a Raycon lock system, you can easily integrate the lock with the sensors so the door will automatically lock when there is motion in the room.
We hope that you now know everything you need to know about raycon locks. After reading this article, we think you will agree with us that raycon locks are incredibly useful and versatile products. Silicone covers make the locks completely waterproof. This makes them incredibly useful in wet places. We highly recommend you invest in a raycon lock if you often use your lock in wet places. This will make your life a lot easier and will save you a lot of trouble.