Collet Knobs provide soft touch feel.

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Soft Touch Collet Knobs utilize firm rubberized material and work with most round shaft switches and potentiometers. Available in 15 and 21 mm diameters, they accept shaft diameters of 4 mm to ¼ in. Two-shot injected knobs employ metal collet with fingers that tighten evenly around shaft, preventing slippage and ensuring that shaft will not be marred or damaged. Caps come in 2 colors with or without lines or dot marking for indicator reference.



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New Eye-Catching Soft Touch Collet Knobs from Elma


FREMONT, California, Oct. 14, 2003 * Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and electronic packaging products, is expanding its electronic knob line with new "soft touch" collet knobs. This new line utilizes a firm rubberized material for a soft touch feel with a unique, eye-catching design. Applications include various medical, audio, defense, and industrial products.

Elma's soft touch collet knobs work with most, round shaft switches and potentiometers in the industry. Available in 15 and 21mm diameters, they accept shaft diameters of 4mm to ¼ inch (6.35mm). These 2-shot injected knobs employ a metal collet with "fingers" that tighten evenly around the shaft. This prevents slippage, and ensures that the shaft will not be marred or damaged, unlike knobs that use set-screws. Therefore, collet knobs provide a more reliable grip on the switch shaft.

The collet knobs meet Elma's stringent quality standards and are well suited for mission-critical applications where ruggedness, durability, and quality components are required. Caps are available in two colors and can be chosen with or without lines or dot marking for indicator reference.

Accessories include pointers, nut covers that hide the panel nut, and figure dials with number settings. Elma also offers a hard plastic version of collet knobs and their concentric switches come in various styles and coded outputs.

Depending on size, quantity, and style, Elma's soft touch collet knobs are approximately $1.50/ea in volume and have a 2 week lead time. For more information on Elma's concentric switches, knobs, and custom design services, please contact Mark Thorsell at 510-656-5829 x228.

About Elma Electronic

Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510) 656-3783. www.elma.com

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