Magnetic Reed Switches, Sensors and actuators for Utility and Smart Grid Applications
Within utility and smart grid applications, it is of critical importance for sensing and actuation instrumentation to have a long useful service life, zero power consumption requirements, and capability to be installed within remote outdoor installations without risk of performance degradation. With their low cost, they are also able to be installed across literally thousands of utility meter banks. The product technologies of Reed Switch Developments Corp. support:
- Smart networking
- Meter banks (electrical, water)
- Grid security failsafes
- Energy consumption usage indicators
Magnetic reed switches from Reed Switch Developments Corp. are known for their fast-acting, high-reliability performance. The switches are free from mechanical wear and are hermetically sealed, ensuring years of reliable service within demanding environments. Most assemblies are also UL recognized and RoHS/REACH compliant. With the company’s in-house development and manufacturing capabilities, custom reed switch developments of any sized quantity may be accommodated, with production lead times as short as ten business days.
They are available in SPST, with choice of NO or NC contacts, and SPDT configurations. Customers may choose from a variety of reed materials with varying sensitivities and wattages (0.25W – 100W). A wide selection of available case materials include Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminum, stainless steel and brass housings are also available for more extreme applications. Custom magnetic reed switch actuators are also available with a large selection of permanent magnets, mating with the switch. This includes custom molded magnets, configured to meet user-specific mounting, and operational requirements. Various wire and cable options are also available, with the most popular insulating materials in 18-26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug, and other types.
With each custom reed switch project, the company’s talented in-house applications engineering team applies more than 50 years of field-proven experience, working in close collaboration with customers to identify a unique “best fit” solution. These discernments are based on a multitude of application and performance parameters, further drawing upon an extensive portfolio of thousands of legacy success stories. All Reed Switch Development Corp. products are 100% developed and assembled in the USA at the company’s state-of-the-art, WBE certified global corporate headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Find out how Reed Switch Developments Corp. can help to support your Utility and Smart Grid magnetic reed switch sensor and switch requirements. Contact us today for a consultation.