Commercial Aviation

Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and Actuators for Commercial Aviation

Reed Switch Developments Corp Aerospace and Commercial Aviation

The high sensitivity and zero power consumption of magnetic reed
switch sensors makes them a natural fit for aerospace and commercial
aviation requirements. Our standard and custom magnetic reed switches,
magnetic reed sensors, actuators, and related subassemblies are used to

  • Cockpit interior power switching requirements
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft electrical and electronics systems
  • Seat actuation
  • Door latch indication
  • Antennae
  • External aircraft auxiliary units
  • Lightning switches within aircraft interiors
  • Cabinet and door closing indicators
  • Aircraft galley appliance switches

RSD 2250-1901-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator KitMagnetic reed switch sensors and actuators from Reed Switch Developments Corp. are known for their fast-acting, high-reliability performance within demanding applications. They are free from mechanical wear and hermetically sealed for years of reliable service within demanding environments. Most of our assemblies are also UL recognized and RoHS/REACH compliant. With the company’s in-house development and manufacturing capabilities, custom reed switch sensors, switches and actuators in virtually any quantity may be accommodated with highly competitive lead times and pricing.

Reed Switch Developments Corp. magnetic reed switch sensors and switches are available in SPST, with choice of normally opened (NO) or normally closed (NC) contacts, and SPDT configurations. Customers may choose from among magnetic reed switch-based sensing materials of a variety of sensitivities and wattages (0.25W – 100W). A wide selection of case materials is also available, including Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminum, stainless steel and brass housings are available for more extreme applications.  In addition, our custom magnetic reed switch actuators are available with a large selection of permanent magnets, designed to seamlessly mate with the switch. This includes custom molded magnets, each of which are specially configured to meet user-specified mounting and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also offered, with the most popular insulating materials in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types, can also be supplied upon request.

RSD 2105-1091-400 Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor + Actuator KitWith each new custom reed switch sensing and actuation project, the talented in-house applications engineering team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. applies nearly 55 years of field-proven experience, working in close collaboration with customers to identify a unique “best fit” solution. The selection of these “best fit” magnetic reed switch solutions are based on our knowledge of a multitude of related aerospace and commercial aircraft related application and performance parameters, further drawing upon an extensive portfolio and our myriad of success stories. All Reed Switch Development Corp. products are 100% developed and assembled in the USA at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin.

Reed Switch Developments Corp. is now a certified Women Business Enterprise in the State of Wisconsin. We are also an entirely U.S. based, second-generation family owned and operated small business.  Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help support your aerospace and commercial aviation applications. Contact us today for a consultation.

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