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New FD Series: Double icon illuminated pushbutton switches 2015-10-05


APEM introduces its latest innovation: the FD series double icon illuminated pushbutton switches. The new FD Series pushbuttons complement the existing range of large illuminated pushbuttons switches with a new technology that allows the display of two different legends depending on the actuator position.

The FD series is ideally suited for integrated designs where additional switches and indicators are no longer necessary.

Distinctive features
• Snap-in and threaded bushing models
• Bushing diameter 24 or 26 mm
• Momentary or latching
• Sealing up to IP69K (threaded bushing version)
• 3 standard legends – additional legends available on request

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AV security pushbutton switches suitable for 250VAC 2015-08-20


The AV series is a wide range of pushbutton switches that offers the same robustness and aesthetics you’ve come to expect from APEM. Tested and qualified for impact resistance and sealing - IP and IK levels, these switches withstand all types of adversity (rain, frost, UV, vandalism) while offering a modern and stylish design.

For increased operator safety, APEM’s AV series includes 3 new models approved to EN 61058-1 (NF/CE standard), that can switch a 250VAC current. The EN61058-1 approval is essential in all applications linked to the operation of consumer equipment such as light fixtures and devices.

The design of the AV 250V models has been specifically adapted to meet the requirements of the EN61058-1 standard:

- Minimal distance between contacts and housing
- Adapted case length to ensure correct creepage distance
- Self-extinguishing and/or flame retardant material with high insulating power

The new AV 250V combines consumer safety and protection with a compact, stylish design. 

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New soft touch elastomer handles for TS Series 2015-08-12


APEM, Inc. launches three new soft touch handle options for the popular TS series thumb controls.  The new overmolded thermoplastic elastomer feature provides non-slip and comfortable actuation to the castle, winged hat & conical handles.

Similar in size and operation to "gamepad" controls, the TS series is ideally suited for military robotics, material handling and UGV operator control units.  

For more information, please refer to the  PDF data sheet


 MWZ SERIES is APEM's newest addition to the snap-action micro switch portfolio, offering a sealed and protected alternative to industry standard micro switches.

The MWZ is ideal for applications  which require protection from harsh  environments where reliability is crucial.


UL approved and sealed up to IP67, this high quality micro switch offers a 1 million mechanical lifecycle, ideal for applications that require protection from dust and liquid ingress. The MWZ is available in solder lug, PCB, plug or optional wire outlet terminations and with several different lever actuators.

The MWZ series is the latest addition to the APEM portfolio of snap-action switches, including the MBB, MDB, MAB and MBZ series, offering superior quality, performance and service.

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New pushbuttons with fully illuminated plunger – FP 26 mm series 2015-05-14


APEM complements its range of large illuminated pushbuttons with a dia. 26 mm series featuring snap-in mounting for easy installation.

The FP range also includes:

- FP 24 mm models, mounted by threaded bushing and sealed to IP69K
- FP 30 mm models, mounted by threaded bushing or snap-in, with gloss finish - chrome plated version available.

The whole FP range, combining attractive design and robustness, is ideal for applications including tractors, buses, trucks, cranes and automotive.

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