Reed Sensors For Medical Applications

Reed Switches and Hall Sensors play a valuable role within a variety of medical applications.  Widely used for positioning and movement control within healthcare systems and medical devices, they offer a durable and effective non-touch switching solution.  Applications include hospital beds, mobility equipment, lift chairs and wheelchairs which help to make the life of patients and healthcare workers easier and safer.


Reed Sensors for Medical Applications Explained

Our supplier, PIC GmbH explains in the below presentation how and where this technology is used, focusing on medical beds, dentist chairs, hearing aids and pace makers as examples.  Click on the link and see how reed switches and hall sensors can benefit your application.

Reed & Hall Medical Applications


Call us on 01258 456360 or email to discuss the various products and options available.  We can support with expert technical advice and work with you at the design stage or on existing product developments.  We can also discuss options for customised solutions should this be preferred.



Alan Butcher Components is a UK distributor of electronic and electro-mechanical components.   We represent PIC GmbH, a German supplier of reed switches and sensor technology.  PIC’s headquarters are in Nuremburg, Germany and they have manufacturing sites in China and Turkey.  They are now one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of reed switches and reed sensors, supplying key companies within white goods, home appliance, leisure equipment, medical, meter and measurement control industries.

Their complete product range includes:

  • Level Sensors / Float Switches
  • Reed Switches
  • SMD Reed Switches
  • Reed Sensors
  • Hall Sensor
  • E-Bike Sensors
  • Magnets
  • Customised Solutions

Alan Butcher Components is a family run business and our customer focused approach ensures we provide an extremely high level of service.  No matter how large or small your order, we will do our best to assist.  We focus on the following product ranges:

  • Piezo Buzzers
  • Microphones
  • Miniature Speakers
  • Berker Socket Outlets and Switches
  • Switches
  • Signal Lamps
  • IEC Connectors