APEM Components introduces the 13000
switch. The switch requires approximately 5 lb of force to activate in both the
push and pull directions. The 13440 is designed for high-reliability
applications such as radio remote controls and is ideal for both military and
The 13440 pushbutton switch features gold
plated, solid silver contacts, a high strength double shell case and a fully
sealed construction. Sealing features include an o-ring actuator seal, a panel
sealing washer and epoxy sealed terminals. Available with both solder lug and
printed circuit terminals, the 13440 features a 15/32 inch mounting
low profile construction of the 13440 makes it ideal for applications where
behind-the-panel space is limited. Switch contacts are rated for low level
switching and for resistive loads of up to 4 Amps at 24V dc. The total actuator
travel is.078 inches (2mm). The switch bushing and hardware are black chrome
plated and the actuator dome is a red anodized aluminum.
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.