Analog Rocker Switches suit off-road applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring contactless sensing design, Series AR4 and AR5 provide more than 1 million cycles. Targeted at panels, multifunction grips, and finger-tip controls of electro-hydraulic devices in electronic control systems, Series AR4 is equipped with thumbwheel-style actuator, while Series AR5 features paddle. Both include integrated protection circuitry and temperature compensation. Series AR4 is protected to IP67 and Series AR5 meets IP65 requirements.

Original Press Release:

New Heavy Duty Rockers from ITT Industries, Electronic Components Suit Off-Road applications

LAS VEGAS - IFPE Booth #S15514, March 15, 2005 - New AR4 and AR5 series Analog Rocker switches from ITT Industries feature a contactless sensing design which gives an accurate, proportional output well-suited to Off-Road machinery. With a life of more than one million cycles (≥1.5M cycles for the AR4), these devices deliver the reliability required for applications used in demanding environmental conditions as experienced by heavy duty applications.

Targeted at panels, multifunction grips and finger-tip controls of electro-hydraulic devices in electronic control systems, the AR4 is equipped with a thumbwheel-style actuator, while the AR5 features a paddle. Both devices include integrated protection circuitry and temperature compensation. Actuators can be customized for both the AR4 and the AR5 depending on ergonomic requirements.

AR4 and AR5 Analog Rockers switches meet rigorous EMC and mechanical vibration standards. They have also been tested to withstand salt spray and chemical splash (SAE J1455 4.3.3) tests. The AR4 is protected to IP67; AR5 meets IP65 requirements.

Prices range from $25-$50 depending on volumes and the configuration, with lead times dependent on the specifics of the design and configuration.

About ITT Industries, Electronic Components
ITT Industries, Cannon ( is an international supplier of connectors, interconnects, cable assemblies, switches, dome arrays, keypads, multi-function grips, panel switch assemblies, I/O card kits, smart card systems and LAN components, as well as a provider of high-speed/high-bandwidth network systems and services.

About ITT Industries
ITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $6.8 billion in 2004 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges.

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