Custom Solutions2021-01-08T15:10:20-06:00

Sometimes, Only a Custom Solution Will Do

At HSI, we proactively collaborate with you during each phase of the project and remain committed to your project throughout every production run–ensuring that your cost, quality, and scheduling requirements are being met.

Let’s Work Together

“With Custom Solutions, we can go off the beaten path to explore every possibility to develop the right custom product for you.”

Ryan Posey

HSI Sensing, CEO

Development Times

Our custom engagements, depending on your project requirements, take between one month to one year to complete.


We listen to your product needs and through active collaboration, we will brainstorm solutions and determine feasibility.


We will develop a proof of concept and deliver working prototypes that you can test in your application.


We will provide pre-production samples and then only after your approval, the product will move to production.

What to Expect

Our design process is simple and is built around progress, not company policy. Every step is thoughtfully mapped to ensure optimal outcomes.

The first step our engineers take in any custom engineering project is listening to your project’s unique needs. We will take the time to understand the application and project specifications. From there we start to determine the feasibility and brainstorm solutions.
Once we have a clear understanding of the project we will dive into the specifics and develop a Project Proposal. This document provides scope and defines what can be expected with your project including cost, deliverables, and timelines. When the proposal is approved we will put together the formal project plan that we will work from during the rest of the project.
We believe the best solutions come from collaboration between different groups of industry experts. Throughout this process, we like to see ourselves as an extension of your engineering team. This phase starts with your assigned team working with you to develop a proof of concept. Then we will work through the prototyping process alongside you and your team. Our goal is to provide working prototypes that you can test in your application. The design and prototyping process is not complete until a prototype meets your needs and works in your application.
Once prototypes are approved, we gather or develop all necessary tools and equipment for production. Additionally, we finalize all drawings, documentation and manufacturing processes. At the end of this phase we will have ensured that production will be executed smoothly. We will put together pre-production samples and once they are approved the product will move to production.
When your product goes to production, we don’t hand it off to an automated assembly line. Instead it is put in the hands of skilled manufacturing professionals who work together in micro-cells to ensure quality and precise functionality every step of the way.

Our service does not end here though. HSI Sensing personnel remain committed to your project through every production run, ensuring that your cost, quality and scheduling requirements are being met.

At HSI, We Are Committed to Your Success

The HSI Engineering and Design Team is available to design a sensor or switch to meet your exact specifications. And, while all custom projects have different requirements, consider our 6 points below to help you define the initial needs of your custom project.

Check out some of our most popular questions.

What does the customization process look like?2020-10-29T14:23:02-06:00

Our engineers collaborate with you to develop new products tailor-made for your application. Using our advanced machining, rapid prototyping, and custom molding techniques–along with testing the products in your application–we can shorten development time and prevent costly mistakes.

Who will I partner with on modification or customization work?2020-10-29T14:22:04-06:00

From day one, you’ll be partnered with a fellow engineer at HSI who understands the ins and outs of reed switch technology, who will listen to your requirements, and work with you on the project from beginning to end.

How long does a custom project take?2020-10-29T14:20:53-06:00

Obviously development time depends on the complexity of your device and your requirements. Customization of existing sensors–such as changing wire colors or connectors–can take as little as a few hours. Things like custom housings and lab work take longer, but not as long as you might think. We already have personnel, outside labs, prototype fabricators, and component manufacturers on standby to tackle your project at any time.

No matter what your requirements, we’ll estimate the development time and cost early-on, and keep you posted every step of the way. Keep in mind, is we are able to help out from the very beginning of the design process our turnaround time will decrease.

My product and application are proprietary. Will my intellectual property be safe with HSI?2020-10-29T14:20:06-06:00

Signing and adhering to legally-binding non-disclosure agreements is something our engineers do every day. We also offer custom part-numbering to ensure that your custom products never find their way onto any public price list or quote.

Is your engineering software compatible with mine?2020-10-29T14:19:34-06:00

We design in Solid Works®, a standard for our industry, and one that is highly compatible with multiple design packages.

How do I know you guys are good at this?2023-01-06T10:30:34-06:00

HSI Sensing’s AS 9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certification places us among an elite group of manufacturers who meet strict international requirements for traceability of raw materials, configuration management of parts and assemblies, and continuous qualification of people, processes, and equipment.

In addition, more than 80% of the sensors we design and manufacture have been custom engineered for our customers’ specific applications. HSI Sensing has a long list of customers in a variety of industries who have been successful because of the products we’ve engineered for them. We’re happy to provide these upon request.

Let’s Make Things Happen

Simply reach out to connect with us. We’ll discuss your project and provide solutions, unique to your specific needs.

“We are constantly looking to reimagine the way we use sensor technology in our everyday lives. Whether our engineers are looking at a chemical processing plant, a fighter jet or a pinball machine, we are imagining the way that we can use our products to make those technologies better.”

Ryan Posey

HSI Sensing, CEO

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