Pushbutton Switches are protected against contaminants.

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Low-profile IA Series, offered with NO and NC/NO combined electrical functions, incorporates wire lead terminals and 16 mm bushing. Polyurethane membrane depresses when switch is actuated and provides IP67 front-of-panel seal to ensure resistance to frost, sand, and hydrocarbons. Available with 7 plunger colors, switches are rated 2 A max @ 24 Vdc resistive load, have electrical life of 1 million cycles @ full load, and operate from -40 to +85°C.

Original Press Release:

APEM Introduces IA Series of Low Profile Pushbutton Switches

Ideal for Applications Demanding Protection from Harsh Contaminants

Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches, introduces its new IA Series of low profile pushbutton switches. Complementing APEM's line of sealed miniature pushbutton switches, the IA Series is ideally suited for applications requiring protection from dust, sand, water and other contaminants. Potential applications include: off-road vehicles, farm equipment, marine, machine tools, food processing equipment, and medical instrumentation.

Normally Open (NO) and Normally Closed/Normally Open (NC/NO) combined electrical functions are available. Electrical and general specifications include power ratings of 2 amps maximum at 24VDC resistive load and an electrical life of 1 million cycles at full load. Operating temperatures range from -40°C to +85°C. Additionally, APEM's IA Series pushbuttons feature wire lead terminals and have a bushing size of 16mm (.629). Seven plunger colors are available.

APEM's IA Series features a polyurethane membrane that depresses when the switch is actuated. The membrane provides an IP67 front-of-panel seal which ensures high resistance to frost, sand and hydrocarbons. The actuator material provides a soft feel and tactile response which allows ease of operation, even with gloved hands. The IA Series' low profile design facilitates easy actuation when the switches are matrix mounted.

About APEM

Since 1952, APEM has been a leader in the manufacturing of high quality miniature and industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines on the market, APEM's switch line includes pushbuttons, rockers, slides, toggles, DIPs, rotaries, tacts, keylocks, pushwheels and snap-action switches. APEM also provides a wide range of industrial controls, membrane switches, panels, and keypads. For more information about APEM or its broad line of products, contact APEM Components, Inc., 63 Neck Road, P.O. Box 8288, Haverhill, MA 01835 at 978-372-1602 or visit the company's website at apem.com/gr.

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