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Celebrating five decades

New Electronics 50th Anniversary

Just like New Electronics, Pickering Electronics, the manufacturer of high-quality reed relays, is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Pickering Electronics was founded in 1968 by the late John Moore. Five decades later its future is looking bright, with sales in 2017 up by 30% on the previous year.

“Fifty years of designing, manufacturing and distributing reed relays means that we have a very good understanding of the product we are selling and consider ourselves to be the leaders in reed relay technology,” said Graham Dale, technical director at Pickering Electronics.

“Since 1968, we have gradually evolved our reed relays from very large, relatively crude parts to the small, ultra-reliable parts we have today. Production methods and quality systems have improved a great deal over that time, and costs have been radically reduced.

“When I started designing reed relays in the late 1970s some were saying that these electromechanical devices would have a limited lifetime. Instead, the market for high-quality reed relays has increased into areas that were inconceivable in those days.”

In 1983 Pickering Electronics established SoftCenter technology and former-less coil construction, setting it apart from other reed relay manufacturers. SoftCenter protects the sensitive glass/metal seal of the reed switch capsule, thereby increasing contact resistance stability and improving the life expectation of the relay. Former-less coil construction maximises magnetic drive and increases packing density.

comparing small 4mm reed relay size

Pickering has now become renowned for designing reed relays for high-density applications. Just last year the company released what is claimed to be the world’s smallest footprint reed relay — the Series 120 4 mm2 — switching up to 1 A while stacking on a 4 x 4 mm pitch. And right now, a lower profile version, Series 124 on the same footprint but measuring just 9.5mm high, is being introduced. 

The Pickering Group now comprises two privately owned companies: Pickering Electronics, a specialist in reed relay design and manufacture, and Pickering Interfaces, which since 1988 has been designing and manufacturing modular signal switching and simulation for switching systems. The group employs over 380 people worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic along with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

So happy birthday New Electronics, and happy birthday Pickering!

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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller 

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Pickering Electronics is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of Reed Relays, with its headquarters based in Clacton on Sea, Essex.

We are currently seeking a full time Financial Controller to join our busy and expanding Accounts team, within our growing company

The successful candidate will be responsible for the efforts and results of the financial department, reporting to Operations Director in regard to all financial and accounting activities. They will also oversee the financial department staff in day-to-day operations.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary negotiable (dependent on experience)
  • End of year bonus
  • All necessary business communication devices
  • 30 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Great opportunities for long term career development

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NEW SERIES 124

ULTRA-HIGH-DENSITY 4MM RELAY

Industry’s Smallest Through-Hole Reed Relay Launched

  • Stacking on a 4mm x 4mm pitch, with a profile height of just 9.5mm
  • 5 Watts, 0.5 Amp switching
  • Choice of 3 or 5 Volt coils
  • 1 Form A (SPST N.O.) Energize to make
  • Ideal for high speed A.T.E. and Semiconductor test systems

Pickering Electronics are pleased to announce that the new Series 124 4mm range of ultra-high-density reed relays are now available.

These new relays are the lowest profile reed relay on the 4 x 4mm footprint, measuring just 9.5mm high. Devices are currently available in 1 Form A (energize to make) with options of 3 or 5 volt coils.

The relays boast very fast operate times, typically 80µs, making them ideal for high speed test systems, and due to the incredibly small size they are also suitable for very high-density applications such as A.T.E. and Semiconductor switching matrices or multiplexers.

These single pole relays are the second series to be launched within Pickering’s new ultra-high density 4mm product line – Series 120 devices were released at Semicon West last year, rated up to a 1.0 Amp at 20 Watts, but with a higher profile height of 15.5mm.

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.

For a Free evaluation sample of the Series 124 please click here>>

To download the new Series 124 datasheet click here>>

 

Industry's Smallest Through-Hole Relay

Tiny footprint relays feature very fast operate and release times making them ideal for high speed test systems.

Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturisation and high performance for over 50 years, has announced industry’s smallest reed relay. The Series 124 is part of Pickering’s new ultra-high density 4mm2 TM product line, which takes up the minimum board area of only 4mm x 4mm, allowing the highest packing density possible. Series 124 relays are also the lowest profile on the 4 x 4mm footprint, measuring just 9.5mm high.  Devices are currently available in 1 Form A (energize to make) with options of 3 or 5 volt coils.

Series 124 reed relays feature a sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 5 watts, 0.5 amps. These are the same reed switches as used in the long-established Pickering Series 111, 111P and 117 but are orientated vertically within the package, facilitating such high density.

The relays boast very fast operate times, typically 80µs, making them ideal for high speed test systems, and due to the incredibly small size they are also suitable for very high-density applications such as A.T.E. and Semiconductor switching matrices or multiplexers. 

comparing pickering reed relays

These single pole relays are the second series to be launched within Pickering’s new ultra-high-density product line – Series 120 devices were released at Semicon West last year, rated up to a 1.0 Amp at 20 Watts, but with a higher profile height of 15.5mm.

To learn more about these ultra-high-density 4mm2 TM reed relays visit www.pickeringrelay.com, or visit Pickering in booth #6373 at Semicon West, July 10 – 12, 2018 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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