Vandal-resistant sealed switches for use in hostile environments

06-03-2019 | C&K Components | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

C&K has launched its ATP19 and ATP22 series anti-vandal sealed pushbutton switches. The new high-strength, lightweight switches are IP67/IK10 rated, assuring their appropriateness for operation in harsh conditions and capacity to withstand potential malicious damage. The switches are also corrosion resistant and provide the industry-standard ring-illuminated version in 19mm and 22mm diameters respectively.

Both series are offered in momentary or self-lock actuation versions ideal for application versatility. The UL-certified switches use a scratch-resistant actuator with housings made from metal, making them especially effective for use in remote and unsupervised locations where resilience to damage from vandalism is crucial. As well as using brass and aluminium material as the housing, the stainless steel version is offered which provides impact protection to level of IK10.

The snap-action actuator provides the user positive tactile feedback, and the switches are created for a long lifecycle – up to 1,000,000 cycles for the momentary action and 500,000 for the self-lock version.

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