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How to Handle a Reed Switch
A collection of best practices for reed switch handling, including bending, cutting, soldering, welding, circuit board mounting, storage, and more.
Magnet & Actuator Handling
Brief but helpful instructions on the proper way to connect and disengage magnetized magnets. Includes photographs for easy reference.
Plating vs. Performance
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.
Reed Switch Testing
A description of the standard tests conducted to accurately and efficiently measure the magnetic sensitivity and voltage breakdown of a reed switch.
|Hazardous Location Sensors||Proximity Sensors||
Hazardous Location Sensors overview resource guide covering applications, ratings and performance.
|Extreme Temperature Sensors||Proximity Sensors||
Extreme Temperature Sensor overview resource guide covering applications, ratings and performance.
|Sentinel High Security Sensor||Proximity Sensors||
Sentinel High Security Sensor overview resource guide covering applications and performance.
|Steel Sensors||Proximity Sensors||
HSI Sensing’s full line of ferrous metal sensing proximity sensors are the perfect fit for applications where space is at a premium.
|Capabilities||Magnets & Actuators, Proximity Sensors, Reed Switches||
Statement of capabilities.
|Reed Switch Plating Versus Performance||Reed Switches||
HSI Sensing takes great care when selecting internal and external plating material.
|Medical and Implantable||Proximity Sensors, Reed Switches||
HSI reed switches and sensors have been operating in critical, high-tech medical equipment for decades.
|Product Specifications||Proximity Sensors, Reed Switches||
Product specifications of HSI Sensing’s full line of reed switches and proximity sensors.
|Aerospace Solutions||Proximity Sensors||
HSI sensing has been meeting the unique challenges of aerospace engineering for over 40 years.
|Reed Switch Visual Gallery||Reed Switches||
Actual size image gallery of our standard reed switch products.
How do I know you guys are good at this?
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.
Is your engineering software compatible with mine?
We design in Solid Works®, a standard for our industry, and one that is highly compatible with multiple design packages.
My product and application are proprietary. Will my intellectual property be safe with HSI?
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.
How long does it take?
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.
Who will I work with?
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.
So how does this work?
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.