Anglia signs up to support Pickering Electronics’ reed relays
In what is described as a synergistic agreement, Anglia Components has signed a distribution agreement with Pickering Electronics and will support itsreliable reed relay families technically and commercially.
The UK independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components has signed the agreement with the reed relay company which has over 50 years of experience in the market.
Anglia Components is stocking Pickering’s range of instrumentation-grade relays including popular ranges such as the high density 4mm2 family. Models in this range stack on a 4.0 x 4.0mm footprint. Anglia will also supply the newly-released Series 131 high voltage mini-SIL / SIP devices which have a minimum stand-off of 1500V.
Commenting on the agreement, Pickering’s CEO, Keith Moore, said: “Anglia is the perfect partner for Pickering and we are developing a very synergistic relationship. Anglia is renowned for exceptional customer service and comprehensive technical support, and possesses a wealth of experience and a thorough understanding of the electronics industry.”
Anglia Components’ CEO, Steve Rawlings, added: “We are delighted to add Pickering’s class-leading reed relay product range to our broad component portfolio. Pickering’s products have a reputation for exceptional performance and high reliability, suiting the needs of our customer base.”
Pickering’s reputation is for its innovation in reed relays which use instrumentation-grade reed switches with vacuum-sputtered ruthenium plating to ensure stable, long life up to 5×109 operations. Formerless coil construction and SoftCenter technology also help to increase reliability and robustness, while the use of Mu-metal magnetic screening (either external or internal), enables ultra-high PCB side-by-side packing densities with minimal magnetic interaction, for cost and space savings, says the company. Its reed relays are 100 per cent tested for all operating parameters including dynamic contact wave-shape analysis with full data scrutiny to maintain consistency.
Pickering Electronics was formed over 50 years ago to design and manufacture high quality reed relays, intended principally for use in instrumentation and test equipment. Today, Pickering’s single-in-line (SIL/SIP) range has devices which are 25 per cent the size of many competitors. The small SIL/SIP reed relays are sold in high volumes to large ATE and semiconductor companies throughout the world.
Pickering Electronics is part of the privately-owned Pickering Group; made up of three electronics manufacturers, including Pickering Interfaces which designs and manufactures modular signal switching and simulation products, and Pickering Connect which designs and manufactures cables and connectors.
Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.
Anglia has an experienced team of staff to support OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.
Anglia stocks over one billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.
Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.