Standex-Meder Electronics Announces MK15-501 Reed Sensors for SMD Mounting

Simple internal structure ideal for household appliances and HVAC applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, announces its MK15-501 magnetically operated reed proximity sensors for surface-mount device (SMD) mounting. With its simple internal structure, the MK15-501 is ideal for position-detecting in surface-mounted PCB assemblies, meter anti-tampering sensors, and lid-detectors in household appliances, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components.

With its small dimension, only 16 x 2.8 x 2.8 millimeters, the MK15-501 is excellent for low-power operations, requiring no external power for sensor operation. It is especially useful for magnetic systems requiring long operating distances with permanent magnets.

Two lead designs are available, straight leads for cutting and PCB slot mounting and bent SMD gull wing leads, used when the wire coming from a chip bends horizontally to make contact with a solder pad on a substrate. Available in four operating sensitivities, the MK15-501 is also available for high power switches.

The sensors are supplied taped and reeled according to IEC 286-3, suitable for auto-placement. The magnetic pull-in sensitivity is divided into several AT classes at 5 AT steps each.

About Standex-Meder Electronics

Standex-Meder Electronics is a worldwide market leader in the design, development and manufacture of standard and custom reed based, magnetics, and fluid level sensing components. We strategically partner with customers to solve challenges with innovative and resourceful engineering capabilities and ultimately deliver reliable high-quality product solutions.

Our magnetic offerings include planar, Rogowski, current, and low- and high-frequency transformers and inductors. Our reed switch-based solutions include Meder, Standex and OKI brand reed switches, as well as a complete portfolio of reed relays, and a comprehensive array of fluid level, proximity, motion, water flow, HVAC condensate, hydraulic pressure differential, capacitive, conductive and inductive sensors.

We offer engineered product solutions for a broad spectrum of product applications in the automotive, medical, test and measurement, military and aerospace, as well as appliance and general industrial markets.

Standex-Meder Electronics has a commitment to absolute customer satisfaction and customer-driven innovation, with a global organization that offers sales support, engineering capabilities, and technical resources worldwide.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Standex-Meder Electronics has eight manufacturing facilities in six countries, located in the United States, Germany, China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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