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Rugged vandal-proof pushbutton said to be ultimate

16 May 2007 Switches, Relays & Keypads

EAO, in the battle against vandalism, has used the latest engineering techniques to develop the ultimate protection for switching units.

Its instantly recognisable Series 56 pushbutton features a unique design that guarantees a stable force to the switch unit, independent to the force applied to the pushbutton. This means that even if extreme force is applied to the pushbutton over the lifetime of the switch, the switching unit is protected as it only ever encounters a steady, constant force.

The unique design of the Series 56 switch also features a snap-action switching system that delivers clear and recognisable tactile feedback. This is guaranteed over the whole of the switch, regardless of where on the pressel area it is pushed. This feature is advantageous for operators young and old and is especially beneficial for disabled users.

The shock and dust proof Series 56 is protected to the front and at the rear to IP67. EAO's Series 56 range includes single and double-sided-pushbuttons and indicators; a pushbutton that mounts without the need for fixing screws; a glass-mounting pushbutton; secret-until-lit indicators; and pushbuttons with Braille and raised symbols.





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