C&K has launched its ATP16 series of anti-vandal sealed pushbutton switches. Targeted at designers of devices and equipment employed in public spaces or remote locations that are frequently at high risk of theft or deliberate damage, the vandal-resistant switches are excellent for applications including intercom push to talk devices, access controls, service station equipment and ticketing or automatic vending machines, among others.
The new switch is intended to withstand intentional damage and vandalism, which in turn can decrease the requirement for expensive in-field repairs and product recalls.
As well as being vandal-proof, the new switches share numerous characteristics of other ATP switches in the range, as well as being lightweight, IP67-rated and corrosion resistant. As the products integrating this switch are frequently outdoors, the switch has been created to endure extreme environmental conditions and water exposure.
The switch is offered in momentary or lock versions to give versatility to customers. It has a LED illuminate indicator in a mixture of colour options, as well as different choices of actuator with ring or power logo. Complementing the other switches in the ATP range, the device is rated to 2A/36VDC with an operating life of 200,000 cycles at full load.
“The introduction of C&K’s ATP16 series reflects the market’s growing demand for robust vandal-resistant switches. In many instances, these solutions have become an essential design consideration for engineers developing outdoor equipment that is commonly targeted by thieves or vandals such as ATMs, ticket machines and access control systems. Together with quality assurances, the comprehensive range of anti-vandal switches we now offer customers ensures there is much easier integration to meet their specific design requirements,” explains Edward Mork, global product manager at C&K.