Digi-Key Announces Stock of MEDER's Reed Sensor and Magnet Design Evaluation Kits

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - October 25, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of MEDER's Reed Sensor and Magnet Design evaluation kits to its vast product line.

These kits provide engineers with fast access to sensor systems for evaluation purposes. MEDER's proprietary 3-D magnetic mapping equipment was used to accurately map out the activation distances in millimeters for five different position and movement configurations of each sensor, along with its corresponding magnet.

Four versions of the evaluation kits are currently available including the MK04-Kit rectangular screw fastening miniature, the MK21P-Kit rectangular screw fastening rugged, the MK11/M8-Kit cylindrical M8 threaded mount plastic, and the MK11/M5-Kit cylindrical M5 threaded mount stainless steel.

These MEDER evaluation kits can be applied to liquid level monitoring, position and end limit detection, counting and presence sensing for markets including agriculture, automotive, forestry, HVAC, material handling, automation and process control, security, and more.

The Reed Sensor and Magnet Design kits are available for purchase now on global websites.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About MEDER Electronic

MEDER electronic is a private company offering a complete line of Magnetic Reed Switches, Reed Sensors and Magnets, Reed Relays and Optocouplers worldwide. MEDER leads the way in designing and manufacturing customer specific switching and sensing solutions for products driven by all major market segments including, but not limited to, test and measurement, medical, security, household, automotive, industrial, marine, navigation, farm or lawn equipment and telecommunications.