Pickering Reed Relay distributor Rapid Electronics

Rapid Electronics, a leading UK electronics distributor, has partnered with Pickering Electronics to become their first official distributor in the UK.

“I am delighted to welcome Pickering to the Rapid relay portfolio”, said Richard Abbott, Product Manager of Electronic Components at Rapid. “Pickering are a company with a wealth of experience in the design and manufacture of quality engineered reed relays, consistently developing relay solutions for changing technologies, applications and PCB requirements.”

Pickering Electronics is a long-established manufacturer of Single-in-Line (SIL/SIP), Dual-in-Line (DIL/DIP), Through-Hole, Surface Mount and custom configuration reed relays in 1 Form A, 2 Form A, 1 Form B, 1 Form C and 2 Form C.

Users will have access to a wide variety of Pickering’s product ranges through Rapid Electronics online shop, including Pickering’s latest innovation – the Series 120 4mm2 TM Reed Relay range.

These Single Pole (1 Form A) relays attracted a lot of interest since being released at Semicon West due to its extremely small size of 4mm x 4mm, whilst still switching up to 1 Amp, 20 Watts.

These are the same reed switches as used in many other long-established Pickering Electronics ranges but are orientated vertically within the package, allowing this very high density.

To learn more visit rapidonline.com/brands/pickering-reed-relays

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Pickering Electronics plan to release exciting new Reed Relay, the Series 120, at Semicon West 2017, on booth 5162.

The Pickering Series 120 is a range of Single Pole (1 Form A) reed relays that will require a board area of only 4mm x 4mm, making it the highest packing density currently available, taking up the smallest board area ever.

Two switch types are available, a general purpose sputtered ruthenium switch rated for up to 20 Watts, 1 Amp and a low level sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps.

These are the same reed switches as used in many other long established Pickering Electronics ranges but are orientated vertically within the package, allowing this very high density.

The small size of the package does not allow an internal diode. Back EMF suppression diodes are included in many relay drivers but if they are not, and depending on your drive methods, these may have to be provided externally.

The relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Relays of this small size without magnetic screening would be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required.

Pickering Series 120 Reed Relays on PXI PCB
The image to the right has a total of 528 Series 120 relays on Pickering Interfaces’ ultra-high-density module, illustrating the packing density of these extremely small Reed Relays.

The device has pins on a 2mm square pitch. There are suitable connectors available from some manufacturers, both SMD and Through Hole, that will allow these relays to be stacked in either a row or in a matrix on a 4mm pitch.

To learn more about this industry changing Reed Relay visit Pickering Electronics in booth 5162 at Semicon West 2017 this July.

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NEW SERIES 120

high density 4mm 120 reed relay

HIGH DENSITY 4MM RELAY

Reed Relay with the world’s smallest footprint to be released at Semicon West 2017

  • Highest packing density currently available
  • Switching up to 20 Watts 1 Amp
  • Choice of 3, 5 or 12 Volt coils
  • Stacking on 4mm x 4mm pitch

Pickering Electronics are pleased to announce that the new Series 120 range of very high density reed relays will be unveiled at Semicon West on 11th July 2017.

Two switch types are available, a general purpose sputtered ruthenium switch rated for up to 20 Watts, 1 Amp and a low level sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps.

The device has pins on a 2mm square pitch. There are suitable connectors available from some manufacturers, both SMD and Through Hole, that will allow these relays to be stacked in either a row or in a matrix on a 4mm pitch.

The Series 120 reed relay takes up the minimum board area making them ideal for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers.

To download the Series 120 preliminary datasheet click here.

John Moore

TRIBUTES have been paid to the founder of an electronics firm, who employed hundreds of people and was still involved with the company weeks before he died.

John Moore 84, of Frinton, launched Pickering Electronics in 1968 to manufacture high quality components.

He grew up in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and always had a strong passion and drive to succeed. After two years’ national service in the RAF he had several electrical engineering jobs at companies including Marconi Instruments, De Havilland Aircraft and Knowles Electronics. Mr Moore had fond memories of his time at Knowles. After landing a new job at Astralux Dynamics in Brightlingsea, he moved to Great Bentley. That job did not work out so he started his own company and Pickering Electronics was launched.

Its UK factories in Clacton employ about 160 people, with two more factories in the Czech Republic and offices in countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Mr Moore was incredibly proud of Pickering and all its employees, and was still involved in the company until the last few weeks of his life. He died last month after a short illness.

Company director Graham Dale said: “Pickering has been based in Clacton for around 45 years. In that time, John has seen many hundreds of employees pass through our doors, some staying with the company for 20, 30, or even 40 years. John always had a high regard for our staff, considering them to be our most valuable asset. In turn, he was held in high regard by so many and will be greatly missed.”

Pickering’s 49 year history will continue to be overseen by Mr Moore’s son Keith. He said: “My father built Pickering from nothing to employing over 300 people worldwide exporting 90 per cent overseas. I have every intention to continue this growth while keeping Pickering’s original values and employee-orientated behaviour”.

He leaves behind wife Rosemary, son Keith and five grandchildren, two of whom work at Pickering. His funeral takes place at Weeley Crematorium on 8th June at 12.30pm. Mourners are being urged to wear bright clothing in celebration of his life and achievements.

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