THE TRUE FORM B REED SWITCH — HOW’D WE DO THAT?
David didn’t invent the reed switch. But he spent 30 years perfecting it. Consider the True Form B Reed Switch. He’s engineered solutions for pacemakers, jumbo jets, and for products like submarines and the space station that push the boundaries of where we go and what we do next. No one else in the world has seen all he’s seen, and no one else loves putting that experience to work for you more than he does.
THE TRUE FORM B REED SWITCH
Recently the release of HSI SENSING’S HSR-376R — the world’s first true Form B reed switch — has been getting a lot of attention. And a lot of people have been asking how exactly it works and how it was developed. I’ll attempt to answer some of those questions here.
In the past, we, like other manufacturers, can and have offered a Form B switch by using 2 of the 3 leads used to make a Form C switch. Customers use the common lead and the normally closed lead, and ignore the normally open portion of the switch. This method of achieving a Form B function in a reed switch is not economical because you pay for a component in the switch that is unused.
What makes the HSR-376R different is that it does not have the 3rd switch lead — there is no Normally Open component inside the reed switch. The cost savings comes in not wasting that element.
Another unique thing about this switch is how it functions.
William Posey wasn’t just an entrepreneur. He was an engineer. And he didn’t just start a company. He pioneered a technology…one that over the years has made a lot more technology possible, in everything from pacemakers to pilot ejection seats and security systems to space stations.
The reed switch that Posey helped perfect has evolved over four decades—we’ve made sure of that. But it’s still one of the safest, greenest and most responsive sensing solutions in the world. William Posey pioneered it, and—under the leadership of his son David – CEO and chief technology officer, and his grandsons, Ryan – president, and Travis – vice president of business development—HSI Sensing continues to perfect it every day at our 55,000-square-foot facility in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL CULTURE
WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING TO RE-IMAGINE THE WAY WE USE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. WHETHER OUR ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT A CHEMICAL PROCESSING PLANT, A FIGHTER JET OR A PINBALL MACHINE, WE ARE IMAGINING THE WAY THAT WE CAN USE OUR PRODUCTS TO MAKE THOSE TECHNOLOGIES BETTER. WE ENCOURAGE IMAGINATION AND INNOVATION BECAUSE WE LOVE SEEING OUR CUSTOMERS PROJECTS BECOME A SUCCESS. THE ONLY QUESTION IS HOW CAN WE HELP WITH YOUR NEXT INNOVATION?