Tactile switches are the smallest switches in APEM’s range, they have a short travel and handle low current.
Since switches and accessories are designed separately from each other, there are endless possibilities to design the control panel for your application.
Multimec™ 5E switch has a small diameter snap-on cap retention system and an actuator extended out of the switch body. 5E is only available in high temperature material in order to stand today´s advanced soldering processes.
Caps available for 5E are: 1SS, 1PS, 1YS/1YAS and Rockermec™ solution.
Multimec™ 5G switch has a large diameter snap-on cap retention system and an actuator levelled with the switch body. The switch series has 3 standard actuation forces and is only available in high temperature material in order to stand today´s advanced soldering processes. Furthermore, the switch can be supplied with one or two LEDs integrated on it in order to provide excellent illumination. Night vision (NVIS) LEDs are also available.
Caps that fit Multimec™ 5G switches: 1A, 1B, 1DS, 1ES, 1FS, 1GAS, 1GCS, 1H, 1IS, 1JS, 1KS, 1KBS, 1KCS, 1LS, 1M, 1NS, 1PS, 1QS, 1RS, 1SS, 1TS, 1US, 1VS, 1WAS, 1WDS, 1WPS, 1XS, 1ZA, 1ZB, 1ZCS, 1Z, 1ZW, 10R, 10RF, 10RM, 10Q, 10QM, 10C and Aquamec™.
Ultramec™ is a whole new switch line from MEC. 6C is the first switch in the line. Ultramec™ 6C switch is a low profile switch with crisp sound and feel. It has IP67 sealing, 3 million cycles and pins for accurate mounting with the J-bend terminals. The switch is excellent for under overlay and custom caps as well as when space is limited.
Caps that can be mounted on Ultramec™ 6C: 10G
Multimec™ 3A is for caps with hinges in order to imitate rocker-function switches. Because of this type of caps the travel of the 3A switch is 2 mm. Multimec™ 3A series has an actuator levelled with the switch body.
Caps mounted on Multimec™ 3A: 1A, 1B+2C/2D, 1M, 1ZA and 1ZB
Simplicity and reliability makes the Multimec™ 3C an excellent switch for build-in and over-mould solutions. In addition, the switch is great for overlay as it can still function even if the overlay breaks and an upgrade can be done by changing the overlay and not the PCB, which is very cost-effective.
Multimec™ 3E series switches have a hole in the switch body for mounting caps. This switch series is used for mounting Varimec™ caps. There are 2400 options in the Varimec™ range.
Caps that can be mounted on Multimec™ 3E: Foilmec™ 1Y/1YA and Varimec™
Multimec™ 3F series has an actuator extended out of the switch body and uses slide-on cap retention system. It also has a right angle version with an optional LED.
Caps that can be mounted on Multimec™ 3F: 1D, 1E, 1F, 1GA, 1GC, 1K, 1KB, 1KC, 1N, 1P, 1Q, 1R, 1S, 1T, 1U, 1V, 1WA, 1WD, 1X and 1ZC.