RSDC expands custom reed switch design and manufacturing capabilities

RSDC has expanded its in-house development and manufacturing capabilities for small, mid-sized and large quantity custom reed switch designs.


Reed Switch Developments Corp. (RSDC), a manufacturer of value-added custom magnetic reed switch and proximity sensor assemblies, has announced the expansion of its in-house development and manufacturing capabilities to include small (< 25 pieces), mid-sized and larger quantity custom reed switch designs, with production lead times as short as 10 business days.

RSDC magnetic reed switches offer 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 each custom reed switch design project, the company’s in-house applications engineering team applies more than 45 years of field-proven experience. To meet unique requirements, RSDC works in close customer collaboration to identify a “best fit” solution, based on a multitude of application and performance parameters. From there, RSDC can quickly produce finished prototypes, with final production commencing upon receipt of customer final approval and a purchase order. Prototype modifications, including the addition of a connector or specification of an alternate housing, can also be routinely accommodated.

Magnetic reed switches from RSDC 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 to 100W). A wide selection of available case materials includes, but is not limited to, Celanex, Celcon, Lexan, Epoxy and Valox. Aluminum, stainless steel and brass housings are also available for more extreme applications.

Custom RSDC 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 to 26 AWG sizes. Connectors can also be supplied, including AMP, Molex, JST, Packard, threaded, weather sealed, snap lock, lug and other types.