Customizable Rotary Switches suit industrial/medical use.

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Constructed with nickel-plated brass shafts and phenolic resin molded cases, HS and PS Series have 30° indexing and are available in 2-11 positions. HS16 series, rated 12 A @ 125 Vac or 6 A @ 250 Vac, have 55 mm dia and can be specified with 1-6 poles in shorting or nonshorting models. Rated 30 A @ 125/250 Vac, PS series devices are nonshorting rotary switches with 76 mm dia. They are available in 1-5 pole configurations with screw terminals.

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NKK Switches Releases Customizable Rotary Devices

Standard sized rotary devices are available in two to 11 positions and have multiple poles that are customizable with 30° indexing

Scottsdale, Ariz (Jan. 18, 2004)-NKK Switches', a leading manufacturer of electromechanical devices, today announces a customizable rotary switch ideal for transportation/marine, communication, industrial and medical industries.

The HS-PS Series can achieve multiple poles by stacking decks and are pre-assembled at the factory per customer requirements. Shafts are constructed of brass with nickel plating and the cases are molded in phenolic resin material. These standard size rotary devices have 30 degree indexing and are available in two to11 positions. Molded at the top of the switch these devices have adjustable stopper positions that can be set as needed.

The HS16 series is rated at 12A @ 125V AC or 6A @ 250V AC. These rotary switches have a diameter of 55 mm and can be specified in single pole up through six poles and in shorting or nonshorting models. The mechanical life is rated at 15,000 operations minimum and electrical life is 7,500 operations minimum. Terminals are solder lug. The HS 16 series is UL Recognized.

PS series devices are rated at 30A @ 125/250V AC. These nonshorting rotary switches have a diameter of 76 mm and are available in single pole up through five poles. Screw terminals are featured on all models. Mechanical life is rated at 10,000 operations minimum and electrical rating is 5000 operations minimum.

Design engineers can specify the HS16 or PS series rotaries with either knurled or D-Flat shafts. Two different size knobs constructed of phenolic resin are offered. These knobs are black with a white indicator line for setting positions and are designed for use with D-Flat knob options.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. The company manufactures more than three million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. NKK Switches maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

NKK Switches is keenly aware of the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. With more than 50 years experience in the switch industry and as an environmentally-conscious company, NKK is committed to not only providing high quality products and services, but also providing environmentally safe products for our valued customers. NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence.

For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480-991-0942. Fax 480-998-1435. Or visit the NKK Switches website at

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