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Standex Electronics Announces GP560 Series Reed Switches

Miniature reed switches provide long life and maintain low contact resistance in many applications

Cincinnati, OH – March 5, 2014 — Standex Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the GP560 Series of miniature reed switches for general purpose applications. These reed switches can be found across industries in liquid level sensors, security systems, reed relays, proximity sensors, counting devices, and more. The GP560 Series offers a range of advantages over its lifetime, depending on the loads switched, which contributes to its versatility. When switching relatively heavy loads, the GP560 offers a superior lifespan as compared to the competition. When switching light duty logic level loads, it has the ability to maintain low contact resistance over its life cycle.

Outfitted with PGM alloy contacts, the GP560 offers zero to 10 VA of rated power, a switching voltage of zero to 200 VDC or 200 VAC, a maximum switching current of 1.0 amps (AC or DC), and a maximum carry current of 1.5 amps (AC or DC). It is available in an operating magnetic sensitivity of 10-50 Ampere-turns, and operating temperature range of -40°C to 125°C. The breakdown voltage across the dynamically tested contacts is 300 VDC with a maximum contact resistance of 100 milliohms.

Like many Standex Electronics reed switches, the GP560 Series is rigorously tested to ensure a long life, capable of tens of millions of trouble-free switching cycles.

About Standex Electronics

Standex Electronics is a worldwide market leader in the design, development and manufacture of standard and custom electro-magnetic components, including magnetics products and reed switch-based 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 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 Electronics has eight manufacturing facilities in six countries, located in the United States, Germany, China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

For more information on Standex Electronics, please visit us on the web at

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Julie Dargie
Standex Electronics
+1-508-295-0771 ext. 111
Brian Siegel
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