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New DIP Coded Rotary Switches 2014-09-02


APEM, Inc. is pleased to announce three new DIP Coded Rotary Switches: The P65 for higher temperatures;  The 64-position P56 series, and the DH series with a permanently fixed vertical thumbwheel. 

For more information, including technical specs,  visit the PCB mounted DIP Coded Rotary page.   

COMING SOON!! HR series Proportional Hall effect thumbwheels 2014-07-31


The HR series, proportional thumbwheels,  featuring a spring return to center mechanism, are a new APEM patented solution.  Developed to equip the handles and remote controls, the sealed HR can be used in agriculture, construction, or material handling applications where harsh outdoor environments can disrupt functioning equipment. 

A unique design on the market:
- Proportional Hall effect thumbwheels with detent options
- Backlighting option
- 4 different actuator styles

Absolute reliability and operator comfort:
- Long mechanical life: over 1 million cycles
- EMI/RFI shielding
- IP68 sealing against dust and water 
- Lightweight and compact design for equipment handles and remote control devices
- Ergonomically designed for precise and fatigue-free operation

PDF catalog 

NEW FP series 30mm - designed to impress! 2014-06-26


New series combines eye-catching design, robust construction and easy customization.  

Two illumination options are available: 
- Fully-illuminated plunger: the entire surface is backlit, with or without pad printed symbols 
- Illuminated symbol: with laser etching, in a variety of colors and finishes 

Key benefits/features 
- 30mm diameter bushing 
- Easy to locate in poorly lit or dark environments 
- Available in momentary or latching 
- Snap-in and threaded bushing models 
- Gloss finish 
- Chrome plated version available 
- Easy design and color customization 

For more information, click here

Rugged switch guards - MSG series 2014-03-25


Apem’s new rugged switch guards meet the requirements of the most demanding environments. The MSG series combines modern design & robustness and is specially dedicated to harsh environments: defence, aeronautics, off-road vehicles, industrial automation...

Distinctive features
• APEM patented design
• No risk of jamming. Sand or dust can not collect in the mobile parts.
• Side switch guards avoid inadvertent actuation.
• Resistant to hydrocarbons, acid, high temperature, saline environment
• Large marking surface & excellent handgrip even with gloves.
• No distortion or break in case of crushing (double end stop).
• Seals can be installed on all models to reinforce switch actuation control.

PDF catalogue

New HS series with 5-way center pushbutton option 2014-03-05


The NEW HS Series is a single pole, mom-off-mom micro switching joystick, offering numerous button styles and 2-way, 4-way or 5-way operation.  Available with drop-in, rear mount or metal threaded housing options and sealed to IP68 and IP69K.

For more information, click here.