Pushbutton Switches are sealed for harsh environments.

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Miniature, panel-sealed Series 57 devices carry IP67 immersion rating, are made of velour chrome-plated zinc alloy, and have gold-plated palladium-nickel contacts and gold-plated brass terminals. Momentary-action switches are rated from 400 mA at 32 Vac to 125 mA at 125 Vac. They are available with round buttons and bezels, LED status illumination, and in red and green LED colors. Switches are suitable for vandal-resistant, military, and anti-theft applications.



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New Miniature Sealed Pushbutton Switch For Harsh Environments And Security Applications Introduced By ITW Switches


Harwood Heights, ILL. - A new, miniature pushbutton switch designed to provide a wide range of vandal-resistant, military, and anti-theft solutions -- especially under harsh conditions -- is now being marketed by by ITW Switches, an Illinois Tool Works Company.

Offered with and without LED status illumination, ITW Switches' new momentary action, panel sealed Series 57 devices carry the IP67 immersion rating, making them ideal for harsh environments.

Offered with two high-brightness LED colors (red and green) and round buttons and bezels, these versatile devices also are impact resistant.

Series 57 switches are velour chrome plated zinc alloy and are extremely well suited for a broad range of applications, including security, military, industrial, flush-with-panel, process control, railway carriage equipment, external security doors, elevators, fishing vessels, crane gantry equipment, earthmoving equipment, upper deck yachting equipment, and medical instrumentation.

Contacts are gold plated palladium nickel, and terminals are gold plated brass -- all for high conductivity. This series is rated from 400mA at 32VAC to 125mA at 125VAC.

ITW Switches manufactures a wide variety of proprietary, standard, and custom electrical switches -- pushbutton, rocker, paddle, slide, leaf, snap-action, and sealed -- for worldwide markets including telecommunication, machine tool, automotive, appliance, entertainment, aerospace, and computer products. ISO 9001 Certified and headquartered near Chicago, the company has three other facilities worldwide: Portsmouth, England; Taiwan, Republic of China; and Singapore.

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