P Series of pushbutton switches feature various levels of sealing, up to watertight that will withstand direct water spray and submersion, protection to vandal-proof levels, and extreme shock and vibration tolerance. The switches are targeted for severe conditions found in aviation, marine, medical, heavy equipment, and industrial control applications. Data sheet includes product specifications and photographs.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.