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APEM Introduces Comtrolmec Switch

November 10, 2011

Controlmec, a five position integrated switch solution

Controlmec, a five position integrated switch solution

Designed for easy activation in indoor, marine and non-dusty applications.


APEM Components, a leading manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, introduces Controlmec, a five position integrated switch solution. Designed for easy activation in indoor and non-dusty applications, Controlmec can be used to control a unit, navigate in a display, or to operate indoor auxiliary equipment on a vehicle or boat. The Controlmec can also be supplied as an IP67 sealed solution. Controlmec is a single pole/momentary switch, rated for a lifetime of 10 million operations. The solid cap has a temperature range of -40 to +65, while the LED operates from -40 to +85°C. It is available in nine cap colors and eight LED colors or color combinations.

An extension of the industry-standard Navimec system, the Controlmec includes one complete solid cap, a unit panel plate of the customer’s design, and a printed circuit board (PCB) including the switches. The PCB with the switches is assembled according to MEC specifications and mounted to the back side of the front panel. Configurations can be made with through-hole or surface mount device (SMD) switch versions, provided they are accurately positioned.

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