OKI today announced that OKI Sensor Device, an OKI Group company that develops, manufactures, and sells reed switches, will participate in electronicAsia 2013, an industry exhibition scheduled to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from October 13 to 16.
Demonstrating its extensive experience in developing reed switches, OKI will showcase its full lineup of reed switches, including the latest high current reed switch designed for the global market, in addition to proximity switches which feature embedded reed switches.
As the largest electronics components and technology sourcing event in the Asia Pacific region, electronicAsia 2013 will showcase electronic components, assemblies, electronics production, display technologies, and solar photovoltaic technologies. It will be held jointly with the world's largest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), an event that presents a vast array of electronics products, packaging & design technologies, navigation systems, telecommunications products, and testing, inspection, and certification services.
OKI began producing and selling reed switches in 1966. Reed switches are turned on or off by the application of an electromagnetic field that brings two reed contacts together or drives them apart. Since establishing OKI Sensor Device in 1996, OKI has leveraged its extensive store of proprietary manufacturing technologies to develop and manufacture high-quality reed switches. OKI Sensor Device currently holds the world's leading share in the reed switch market, manufacturing 400 million reed switches annually. These switches find their way into a broad range of devices and applications, including automotive applications, home appliances, IC testers, and home security equipment. Demand for reed switches is expected to continue growing.
"The new high current reed switch is the culmination of OKI's proven track record accumulated over nearly 50 years," says Yuki Ushida, President of OKI Sensor Device. "As the leading manufacturer of reed switches, we are excited to showcase our products at electronicAsia, which represents a great opportunity to increase our presence in this important market. By offering products of the highest quality tailored to the needs of our customers, we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to local markets while expanding our business in Asia, including China."
OKI Sensor Device will continue to provide reed switches featuring compact dimensions, high performance, and high reliability, thereby contributing high value to our customers' businesses.
Products on display
- Reed switch
A reed switch consists of a pair of ferrous metal reeds enclosed in a hermetically sealed glass envelope. North and south poles are formed on the reeds upon the application of a magnetic field. The reed switch operates through magnetic attraction. When the magnetism is removed, the reeds return to their original configuration due to the elasticity of the reeds.
- Proximity switch
In contrast to a bare reed switch, a proximity switch is an integrated module manufactured to meet mounting specifications submitted by the customer, thereby simplifying mounting processes. The proximity switches made by OKI Sensor Device incorporate its own reed switches to achieve high functionality, contact reliability, and precise operating characteristics.