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Elma extends its product range of mechanical coded switches

Wetzikon, Switzerland, October 8, 2013 – Elma Electronic AG presents three new mechanical coded switches (type 07PL, 07ML, und 07P2T). The new coded switches are based on the million of times approved standard mini coded switch type 07. The further development of the standard type resulted in additional features such as push-button function, a second layer with on/off function and a push-to-turn function (to prevent unintended switching). The established signs of quality by Elma, such as excellent switching torque feeling, long-lasting mechanical life and reliability also for rugged/extreme environment are still common standards at all the new switches.

Vasileios Angelopoulos, product manager for rotary switches, is enthusiastic about the new products: “Like a race driver is thrilled about his newly tuned car, our customers will be excited about the further developments of our flag-ship coded switch type 07. The additional functions cover further needs of the market and now the new product ideas can be realized.” In addition, the supply is secured as these switches are not falling under the ITAR regulations. There is a wide range of possible applications, from high-end home applications to outdoor-equipment for extreme/rugged environments.

The product description of the new coded switches:

Coded Switch Type 07PL  07PL – mechanical coded switch with “push-button” function

The coded switch type 07PL comes with push-button function with various push forces of 3, 5, 10 and 14N. The switch travel is 0.5mm. The lower push forces are intended for stationary equipment, the higher for mobile applications to prevent unintended switching.The push-button function is excellent convenient for the menu control. By activating the push-button the menu can be switched. By using the rotary switch function the menu can be addressed and afterwards dialled with the push-button.

Typical application:
Two way radios, military control devices, laser aiming devices, test- and measurement equipment, machine control, medical equipment, white goods, audio applications, aviation transponders and cockpit applications (construction, aviation, nautic, automotive).

 Coded Switch Type 07ML 07ML – mechanical multi layer coded switch with on/off function

The coded switch type 07ML comes with an additional layer, which makes two times up to 16-position switching possible. With this switching possibility complex applications can be realized easily or it can be used for double security at avionics. Additionally, this switch is equipped with an on/off function. Applications which should be switched on or off with a turning movement requires this function. In order to contact the first switching position, a resistance has to be overcome by higher force. The higher switch-on force serves either as tactile feedback or as security function to prevent unintended switching.

Typical application:
Two way radios, military control devices, laser aiming devices, test- and measurement equipment, machine control, medical equipment, white goods, audio applications, aviation transponders and cockpit applications (construction, aviation, nautic, automotive).

 Coded Switch Type 07P2T 07P2T – mechanical coded switch with „Push-to-turn“ function

The coded switch type 07P2T comes with a mechanical security mechanism to prevent unintended switching. The “Push-to-turn” function implies no switching or turning at the parking position. In order to turn/activate the switch, the shaft has to be fully pushed down.

Typical application:
Two way radios, military control devices, laser aiming devices, test- and measurement equipment, machine control, medical equipment, white goods, audio applications, aviation transponders and cockpit applications (construction, aviation, nautic, automotive).

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