New range of sealed pushbutton switches for industrial and off-road applications
Connectors, Switches & EMECH
C&K has launched its new PNP3 series of sealed pushbutton switches with an extra no-cap option. The new switches are designed for rugged applications such as control grip, industrial instruments, off-road panels, lifts, and conveyor controls.
Built in a black PBT/PC thermoplastic housing, the switches comprise an internal silicone rubber seal and are rated to IP68, making them perfect for harsh environments and for power wash-down applications, or wherever the switch may be exposed to dust, water or other damaging elements. The switches are tested for vibration (10Hz to 500Hz) and shock (up to 50g) and are rated for up to 1,000,000 cycles.
The snap action offers positive tactile feedback while the lower operating force of just ?3N decreases operator fatigue. Created for front panel mounting, the switches have a threaded body and are offered with a dome bezel as a standard option. A range of actuator styles and colours are provided, and the series switches can also be specified with the new no-cap option, enabling greater flexibility for designers.
“The new PNP3 series delivers a highly reliable switch for rugged applications that is also commercially attractive,” said Edward Mork, C&K global product manager. “Alongside the already comprehensive range of standard options, we are now offering a ‘no-cap’ option, further increasing the versatility of this range.”