Reed switches are fundamental magnetic devices widely used in various industries for their reliability and long lifespan. To understand the production flow from raw materials to a fully functional reed switch, we provide an overview of the crucial steps involved in manufacturing these intricate components, shedding light on the meticulous process that ensures superior performance of reed switches.

Before starting on the production of reed switches, meticulous planning and blade design form the foundation of creating a high-quality reed switch. Engineers carefully consider application requirements and design specifications that align with the desired functionality in an application. This stage ensures that every aspect of the switch's performance, such as contact rating and sensitivity, is adequately addressed and are taken into account when designing the dimensions and design of the reed switch.

Reed switches often incorporate materials such as glass, special gases, and nickel-iron alloys, chosen for their durability, stability, and compatibility with a wide range of applications. These materials create a robust hermetically sealed environment for the reed blades, enabling them to withstand harsh environments and achieve optimal performance.

Each raw material for the production of a reed switch is meticulously tested and refined to meet the stringent quality standards required. Once ready, these materials undergo a meticulous transformation into components, each serving a specific purpose in the intricate reed switch mechanism, as shown in the steps below.

The glass-to-metal sealing process, a hallmark of reed switch manufacturing, ensures a hermetic seal that protects inner components from external factors. This step requires precision and expertise to guarantee encapsulation integrity, electrical insulation, and a high breakdown voltage.

To ensure the highest quality, stringent testing procedures are employed throughout the manufacturing process. The tests for each stage include electrical, contact resistance measurement, seal integrity, and stress and endurance evaluation load tests. Only reed switches that pass these tests with flying colors proceed to the next stage, ensuring optimum performance and durability.

One significant advantage highlighted in the production flow is the opportunity for customisation. We understand the unique needs of our customers and offer customisation options during the manufacturing process. This ensures that the reed switches are tailored to specific requirements, making them more effective and efficient in their designated applications.

From initial design and material selection to the incorporation of advanced manufacturing technologies and rigorous testing, this production flow of reed switches is a testament to our commitment to excellence in reed switch production.

Nickel-Iron Wire Inspection

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Reed Blade Pressing

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De-greasing of Pressed Reed Blades

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Annealing of Degreased Reed Blades

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Sputtering of Annealed Reed Blades

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Glass-to-Metal Sealing of Reed Switches

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Lead-out Plating of Reed Switches

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Dry Buzzing of Reed Switches

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Sorting and Grading of Reed Switches

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