The transition to electronic telephone exchanges led to a reduction in the use of reed switches in telephony. But at the same time extend the scope of their use in household appliances, automotive, aircraft and machine tools.
In the USSR in 1966 the development and production of reed switches do at the Ryazan factory of metal-ceramic devices (RZMKP). Since the late ’90s began to RZMKP steady growth in shipments of reed switches on the world market.
Most of the range is manufactured by OKI reed switches and Standex.Gerkony Series MK-23 are different in length.
In addition to conventional reed switches, reed sensors are available in different sizes, which are reed switches. The sensors are mounted on a fixed surface and the control on the moving magnetic. Supply or removal of the magnetic field determines the closing and opening of the reed switch.