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APEM: TS Series Thumbstick Switch with Pushbutton
VISTA, CA — APEM, Inc. a leading manufacturer of miniature and industrial switches, will be highlighting the TS Series Thumbstick at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 5-8 for the annual EDS event. The Thumbstick may now be specified with a black oxide coated brass threaded D-flat housing, allowing for simplified drop-in panel installation.

The threaded metal body provides full EMC protection; including EMI, ESD, and is environmentally sealed up to IP69K. The new metal housing may be specified with a “T”, in the “Mounting Hardware” field of the TS Series’ “Option Selection” guide. Mounting accessories for the new housing option include a stainless steel lock washer and hex-nut.

The TS Series Thumbstick with pushbutton is ideally suited for military robotics, material handling and UAV and UGV operator control units. Inside its sleek miniature package, the TS Thumbstick utilizes contactless Hall effect technology to provide long life proportional control up to one million lifecycles. The new pushbutton feature provides an off-momentary validation or selection feature. Further expanding upon the product line, the TS Series may now also be specified with a Molex 2.00mm (.079”) pitch connector in the bottom of the housing.

In addition to the TS Series, APEM will also be launching the new MSG series of switch guards. The series meets the requirements of the most demanding environments, such as defense, aeronautics, off-road vehicles and industrial automation. The switch guards, which combine modern design and robustness, are resistant to hydrocarbons, acid high temperature and saline environment. The series contains a large marking surface and excellent handgrip and seals can be installed on all models to reinforce switch actuation control.

EDS is an annual event for the main players in the international electronics industry. Manufacturers of electronic components, instruments and accessories come together with distributors and manufacturer’s representatives to make contacts and build their businesses.

CONTACT: APEM, Inc., 63 Neck Road, Haverhill, MA 01835 PH: 978-372-1602 or APEM, Inc. 970 Park Center Drive, Vista, CA 92081  PH: 760-598-2518. website: www.apem.com

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