Press Release Summary:
Requiring 5 lb of force to activate in both push and pull directions, Model 13440 pushbutton switch maintains down position when activated and requires upward pull force to de-activate; total actuator travel is.078 in. Switch contacts are rated for low level switching and for resistive loads of up to 4 A at 24 Vdc. Features include gold-plated solid silver contacts and double shell case. Available with both solder lug and printed circuit terminals, 13440 features 15/32 in. mounting bushing.
Original Press Release:
APEM Introduces Sealed Push-Pull Pushbutton Switch
13000 Series Offers Superior Durability and Safety
Haverhill, MA, - APEM Components, a leading manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, introduces the 13000 series push-pull switch. This sealed push button switch, designated the 13440, maintains a down position when activated and requires an upward or pull force to de-activate. The switch requires approximately 5 pounds of force to activate in both the push and pull directions. The 13440 is designed for high-reliability applications such as radio remote controls and is ideal for both military and industrial applications.
The 13440 pushbutton switch features gold plated, solid silver contacts, a high strength double shell case and a fully sealed construction. Sealing features include an o-ring actuator seal, a panel sealing washer and epoxy sealed terminals. Available with both solder lug and printed circuit terminals, the 13440 features a 15/32" mounting bushing.
The low profile construction of the 13440 makes it ideal for applications where behind-the-panel space is limited. Switch contacts are rated for low level switching and for resistive loads of up to 4 Amps at 24 VDC. The total actuator travel is.078" (2mm). The switch bushing and hardware are black chrome plated and the actuator dome is a red anodized aluminum.
Since 1952, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines in the industry, APEM's switch offering includes pushbutton, rocker, slide, snap-action, DIP, rotary, tact, keylock, pushwheel and toggle switches. APEM also produces a wide range of industrial controls, joysticks, membrane switches and switch panel assemblies. For more information about APEM or its broad line of products, contact APEM Components, Inc., 63 Neck Road, Haverhill, MA 01835 at 978-372-1602 or visit the company's website at www.apem.com.