Pushbutton Switches suit safety-conscious installations.

Press Release Summary:

Lighted pushbuttons feature clear, acrylic integral lens guard that allows full legend/color viewing while protecting against accidental activation. Series 60, 600, and 644-2100 styles offer SPST-6PDT circuitry in single lamping design (Series 60) as well as 2 SPST-6PDT model styles in dual- and quad-lamping configurations (Series 600 and Series 644-2100). Available with momentary or alternate action switching functionality, most models also accept LED lighting.

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Electro-Mech Components Introduces New Lens Guard Switch Products for Safety-Conscious Installations

Clear acrylic guard allows full legend/color viewing while protecting against accidental activation; ideal for critical safety applications

South El Monte, CA - July August 17, 2005 - Electro-Mech Components, Inc. has announced their latest lighted push-button switch line, comprised of single, dual and quad style switches provided with an integral lens guard, offering an immediate solution for safety-conscious installations on instrumentation and control panels where designers must provide greater accident prevention for critical switching applications. Applications considered ideal for this new safety feature include aircraft, avionics, power machine control, medical instrumentation, and simulation systems.

The new switch group includes Electro-Mech's Series 60, 600 and 644-2100 styles, featuring SPST-6PDT circuitry in a single lamping design (Series 60), and two SPST-6PDT model styles in dual and quad lamping configurations (Series 600 and a smaller Series 644-2100 style), all offering momentary or alternate action switching functionality. This same lens guard can also be mated with all of Electro-Mech's single lamp/LED and quad lamp/LED switch and annunciator products. Most models also accept LED lighting solutions for extended life. The lens guard operates in a gravity or spring-return manner, offering a choice for design/ergonomic considerations.

Employing the lens guard, accidental activation or turn-off of switches is prevented, while the clear acrylic guard material allows full, un-restricted viewing of legends and button colors. Lens guard styles provide a wrap-around design for either top/bottom or sides, depending on hinging position. This enables simple "opening" while adding further safeguards to accidental access from sides or bottom. The lens guard can be easily lifted, while creating the "extra step" to provide a conscious effort in accessing the switch button. Electrical and mechanical specifications for each of these Electro-Mech switch Series can be found at the company web site at www.electromechcomp.com.

Terry Trumbull, Vice President, stated, "We're excited to offer this safeguard design in response to several of our core customers requests without significant addition of incremental costs and in a way that complements the ergonomic design of these products."

Unit prices range from $19.00 each in quantities of 100-249 pieces. Availability is 6-8 weeks ARO. Custom lens guards in colors or with cautionary legends are available by contacting the factory. Complete details and specifications are available at www.electromechcomp.com.

About Electro-Mech Components, Inc.

Electro-Mech Components, Inc. is located 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in South El Monte, California and specializes in the design and manufacture of illuminated pushbutton switches, indicator lights and multi-switch assemblies including interlocking and multi-function assemblies. The company operates its additional switch manufacturing plant in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

For complete specifications or the company's entire line of switches and indicators, visit www.electromechcomp.com or contact Electro-Mech Components, Inc., 1826 Floradale Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733-3689. Phone (888) 442-7180; Fax: (626) 350-8070; E-mail: info@electromechcomp.com; Website: www.electromechcomp.com.

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