Deringer-Ney Announces the Paperback Release of the Ney Contact Manual - Electrical Contact for Low Energy Uses

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A uniquely accessible text, Ney Contact Manual - Electrical Contacts for Low Energy Uses is available on Amazon in a paperback version.

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For those new to the field of electrical contact technology, the Ney Contact Manual is an ideal introduction. Written by Ken Pitney of the JM Ney Co. and first published in 1973, it has been the “go to” text for anyone who wants to understand the basic design principles used in low energy electrical contacts without getting overwhelmed by all the physics and theoretical mathematics behind the technology. Deringer-Ney Inc. is re-publishing a paperback copy which is now available on

This indispensable guide to the use of contacts and selection of contact materials is unique in the wealth of information inside as well as the accessibility of that information. It offers a foundation for interested individuals and companies that want to explore low energy contact applications. The newly published paperback version is an attempt to further expand the accessibility of the manual itself. As a primer for learning about electrical contact applications, it is unmatched in the market.

Deringer-Ney Inc. describes the manual as user friendly resource. “This manual provides hands on design principles and introduces materials typically used in signal level contacts.” The hands on nature allows users to become immediately immersed in the skills required and serves to educate in a practical way. This practicality is part of what makes this manual so popular.

The company’s work is focused on precision parts and alloys. Deringer-Ney is headquartered in Vernon, Hills, IL, with manufacturing locations in Bloomfield, CT, Marshall, NC, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. They also have an engineering design support team located in Tucson, AZ. The company has a 200 year history becoming one of the world’s largest custom electrical contact and contact assembly producers. “We specialize in a wide variety of services, including insert and micro molding, cold forming, cold heading, electrical contact manufacturing, custom alloy development, medical machining, medical device contact assemblies and micro manufacturing, for the electrical controls, medical, automotive, semi-conductor test, appliance, and aerospace industry.”

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