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Reed Switch Testing

Product Resources

Reed Switch Signal Electrical Requirements Reed Switches

A discussion of the current, voltage, and power requirements for reed switches in various applications, the types of loads imposed on reed switches, and how each affects reed switch life.

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Reed Switch Signal Mechanical Requirements Reed Switches

The physical and mechanical requirements that should be taken into consideration when selecting a reed switch for a particular application.

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Reed Switch Environmental Considerations Reed Switches

The environmental factors that should be taken into consideration when selecting and working with a reed switch, and how they affect its performance.

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How to Handle a Reed Switch Reed Switches

A collection of best practices for reed switch handling, including bending, cutting, soldering, welding, circuit board mounting, storage, and more.

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Plating vs. Performance Reed Switches

A discussion of the internal and external plating materials available for reed switches, the unique benefits of each, and their affect on reed switch performance.

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Reed Switch Testing Reed Switches

A description of the standard tests conducted to accurately and efficiently measure the magnetic sensitivity and voltage breakdown of a reed switch.

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Proximity Sensor Operation Proximity Sensors

An overview of proximity sensor operation, terminology, and types. Includes helpful illustrations.

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Proximity Sensor Signal Electrical Requirements Proximity Sensors

A discussion of the current, voltage, and power requirements for proximity sensors in various applications, the types of loads imposed on proximity sensors, and how each affects proximity sensor life.

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Proximity Sensor Environmental Considerations Proximity Sensors

The environmental factors that should be taken into consideration when selecting and working with a proximity sensor, and how they affect its performance.

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Proximity Sensor Handling Proximity Sensors

A collection of best practices for proximity sensor handling, including printed circuit board mounting, storage, and more.

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FAQ

HSI Sensing’s AS9100 certification places us among an elite group of manufacturers who meet strict international requirements for traceability of raw materials, configuration management of parts and assemblies, and continuous qualification of people, processes, and equipment.
In addition, more than 80% of the sensors we design and manufacture have been custom engineered for our customers’ specific applications. HSI Sensing has a long list of customers in a variety of industries who have been successful because of the products we’ve engineered for them. We’re happy to provide these upon request.

We design in Solid Works®, a standard for our industry, and one that is highly compatible with multiple design packages.

Signing and adhering to legally-binding non-disclosure agreements is something our engineers do every day. We also offer custom part-numbering to ensure that your custom products never find their way onto any public price list or quote.

Obviously development time depends on the complexity of your device and your requirements. Customization of existing sensors–such as changing wire colors or connectors–can take as little as a few hours. Things like custom housings and lab work take longer, but not as long as you might think. We already have personnel, outside labs, prototype fabricators, and component manufacturers on standby to tackle your project at any time.

No matter what your requirements, we’ll estimate the development time and cost early-on, and keep you posted every step of the way. Keep in mind, is we are able to help out from the very beginning of the design process our turnaround time will decrease.

From day one, you’ll be partnered with a fellow engineer at HSI who understands the ins and outs of reed switch technology, who will listen to your requirements, and work with you on the project from beginning to end.

Our engineers collaborate with you to develop new products tailor-made for your application. Using our advanced machining, rapid prototyping, and custom molding techniques–along with testing the products in your application–we can shorten development time and prevent costly mistakes.