- Accessories - Boots, Seals
- Accessories - Caps
- Configurable Switch Components - Body
- Configurable Switch Components - Contact Block
- DIP Switches
- Emergency Stop (E-Stop) Switches
- Keylock Switches
- Navigation Switches, Joystick
- Pushbutton Switches
- Rocker Switches
- Rotary Switches
- Selector Switches
- Slide Switches
- Snap Action, Limit Switches
- Tactile Switches
- Thumbwheel Switches
- Toggle Switches
Accessories - Boots, Seals
Boot and Seal Accessories are used to cover the exterior of switches or other devices to keep dust, water, or oil out of the switch or from entering the equipment and causing secondary damage. The type of accessories are Limit Switch Boot, O-Ring, Pushbutton Boot (Full, Half), Rocker Boot, Rotary Shaft Seal, Sealing Cap, Sealing Washer, and Toggle Boot (Full, Half).
Accessories - Caps
Customizable switches often require accessory caps to enable actuation. Customizable switch types include keypads, keyswitches, pushbuttons, rockers, slide switches, tactile and toggle switches in illuminated and non-illuminated versions. Switch caps are differentiated by color, shape, mounting type, and the specific switch products the cap is designed to fit.
Configurable Switch Components - Body
Configurable switches are modular electromechanical switch systems that allow users to assemble a switch to suit their specific needs. The "body" components for such systems typically house the actuating mechanism for a device and the means by which an assembled unit is mounted mechanically in the end application, and occasionally an illumination mechanism, if present. The actuator surface with which a user interacts is often incorporated with a body component, but may also be sold separately. Products of this sort are well-adapted for industrial control applications.
Configurable Switch Components - Contact Block
Configurable switches are modular electromechanical switch systems that allow users to assemble a switch to suit their specific needs. The "Contact Block" components for such systems house the electrical contacts that make or break electrical contact, as well as the means by which those contacts are connected to the outside world. Available contact configurations are generally limited to single or double throw types, but are available in a variety of pole counts, normally open and closed configurations, and combinations thereof.
DIP Switches are electromechanical devices used to control current flow in a circuit. Devices in this family are usually groupings of small switches used as jumper blocks or small rotary type switches that require a tool to set. The actuator types are breakable (shunt), piano, rocker, rotary, slide, standard, and toggle with the number of positions ranging from 1 to 64.
Keylock Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family use a key as an actuator. This actuator will turn along the center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions (2 to 12). The key may or may not be removable at any number of these positions. The voltage rating is 12V to 500V and the current rating is 100mA to 20A.
Navigation Switches, Joystick
Products in the joystick and navigation switch family are component-level electromechanical items commonly used in human interface applications for multi-axis directional control, such as in game controllers. Products providing simple two-state contact closure outputs are included, as well as devices offering proportional outputs that indicate the magnitude of actuator travel in addition to direction.
Pushbutton switches are mechanical devices that make or break an electrical connection by the closing or opening electrical contacts or solid state circuitry when actuated by human or mechanical interaction. Pushbutton switches are selected by mounting type, switching type, contact configuration, function, color, and current and voltage ratings. Some switches include built-in illumination.
Rocker Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that rocks along a center axis. This switch can be mounted in a panel or on a PCB either through hole or surface mount with one to four circuits and current ranging from 50mA to 40A and voltage ranging from 5V to 277V.
Rotary switches are mechanical devices that make or break a series of electrical connections by the closing or opening electrical contacts as the shaft is rotated by human or mechanical interaction. Rotary switches are selected by the number of positions, number of decks, poles per deck, mounting type, contact circuit configuration, throw angle, actuator type and current and voltage ratings. Some rotary switches include adjustable stops or can rotate continuously.
A Selector Switch is a device used to start or stop current flowing along a circuit or multiple circuits. Devices in this family have an actuator or Knob that turn back and forth along a center axis point but have a predetermined number of stopping positions (2 to 7). With a Selector switch there are many switch functions like: on-off, on-on, on-off-mom, mom-off-mom, or on-on-on-on-on-on-on.
Slide Switches are an electromechanical device used to control current flow in a circuit path. Devices in this family are actuated by sliding a mechanical switch. The characteristics are circuit, contact timing, switch function, current rating, voltage rating (AC or DC), and actuator type. The actuator types are baton, flush, illuminated, plunger for cap, push-pull, recessed, rocker knob, screwdriver slot, snap on cap, and standard.
Snap Action, Limit Switches
Snap action limit switches are mechanical devices that make or break an electrical connection by the closing or opening electrical contacts or solid state circuitry when actuated by human or mechanical interaction most commonly at a travel limit position. Limit switches are selected by actuator types such as an adjustable plunger or rod, toggle, arm lever, roller, cone, leaf, rotary actuator, spring, whisker or cable.
Tactile Switches are an electromechanical device used to start or stop current flow along a circuit. Devices in this family are often very small and are turned on or off through the use of an actuator that is depressed into the unit’s body. These devices also provide feedback to the user through an audible click and/or a change in pressure upon reaching the trigger point. The operating force ranges from 50gf to 970gf.
Thumbwheel Switches are a device that accomplishes its function using a rotary disk with the output code variations of BCD, decimal, hexadecimal, octal, resistor decade, or SPDT. Actuator types include leverwheel, pushwheel, rocker, or thumbwheel. Other characteristics are readout, number of sections, display characters/height, actuator type, contact rating, and mounting type.
Toggle switches are mechanical devices that make or break electrical connections in a circuit by the closing or opening electrical contacts when the protruding actuator is manually moved (toggled) from one position (throw) to another. Toggle switches are defined by their number of poles and throws. Pole refers to the number of separate circuits that the switch controls. A single-pole, single throw switch controls just one circuit as in a simple on/off switch that connects or disconnects two terminals. Changeover contacts are double throw.