Pushbutton withstands abuse in demanding environments.

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Engineered to absorb direct force impact and deflect side blows, Model W5287 R-E-X features rounded form factor that prevents snags on passing pedestrian traffic. Unit can be configured for momentary or alternate-action SPDT and DPDT contacts, and is available with pneumatic or electronic adjustable time delays to meet NFPA and BOCA code requirements. Pushbutton is suited for accessing casino cash rooms, hospital emergency rooms, and warehouses.



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Dortronics Systems Debuts Heavy Duty R-E-X Pushbutton Switch with Custom Finishes


Sag Harbor, NY (February 2, 2005) - Designed for use in applications such as accessing casino cash rooms, hospital emergency rooms and warehouses, Dortronics Systems, Inc. recently introduced the W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton. The heavy duty pushbutton is particularly suited for installation in environments where it may be impacted by rolling carts or loaded warehouse wagons. Engineered to absorb direct force impact and deflect side blows, the pushbutton's attractive rounded form factor also prevents snags on passing pedestrian traffic.

"Our customers have been asking for a pushbutton device that can withstand abuse in demanding environments," said John FitzPatrick, Vice President of Dortronics Systems, Inc. "Typically, pushbuttons get a lot of abuse and some don't hold up over time. Our new W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton is substantially less vulnerable to mistreatment because of its durable construction and round design structure."

Installation Options Offered

Dortronics' W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton can be configured for a variety of installation options including momentary or alternate-action single pole double throw (SPDT) and double pole double throw (DPDT) contacts. As well, it is available with pneumatic or electronic adjustable time delays to meet NFPA and BOCA code requirements.

When used in conjunction with access control software/hardware, the DC power to the maglock is routed through one set of normally closed and common contacts to assure unlocking of the maglock when the W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton is activated. Simultaneously, a separate set of normally open and common contacts signal the access control system of a request for access/exit (R-E-X). The lock power and R-E-X signal are kept separate through the double set of contacts.

Standard and Custom Finishes Available

The W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton is manufactured at the company's facility in Sag Harbor, NY and FitzPatrick adds this local production provides a very tangible benefit to the customers. "We were able to respond quickly to the customer request and bring this product to market by utilizing our in-house engineering and production capability. Another benefit of our 'Made in the USA' manufacturing is the increased number of custom finishes and engraved lettering available for the W5287 R-E-X Pushbutton. The finish of a pushbutton used in an airport baggage handling area is going to differ from one used in a hotel or office environment, and we can produce either quickly and easily," concluded Mr. FitzPatrick.

For more information on Dortronics extensive line of electronic magnets, call toll free 1-800-906-0137, e-mail sales@dortronics.com or visit their web site at www.dortronics.com.

Dortronics Systems, Inc., is the industry's "quick-ship" supplier of standard and custom finish access control products including electromagnetic devices and locks; power supplies; key switch controls; pushbutton controls; digital keypad controls; delayed egress controls; annunciators and controllers; high security locks; motion sensing door releases; and emergency pull stations.

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