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Publication Date: 09/1/2008
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APEM: ADA Compliant Pushbutton Switch
Haverhill, MA — APEM Components, Inc. has released its LPI series illuminated pushbutton switches. The LPI, with its large actuator surface and light actuation force is designed to be compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This product is well suited for various indoor applications where the push-button needs to be located quickly.
Typical applications include door access controls and personnel lifts. This product is also suitable for applications where the end-user wears gloves.
The LPI has been developed on a modular basis, configurable to fit the exact needs of end users, with over 20,000 possible
configurations. It is offered with 9 different bezel colors, 5 LED colors and illumination in a dot or light-ring configuration. The LEDs are available in 6, 12 and 15V. The actuator can be produced with raised crimps, screen printed emblems or raised molded symbols. The LPI pushbutton switch has two electrical ratings — 50mA at 12VDC and 5A at 12VDC. The switch is provided with either gold or silver contacts and the low current version is rated at up to 5 million cycles. Electrical functions include single and double throw in NO and NO/NC configurations.
With its 35mm diameter actuator and an actuation force of less than 1 lb this series is suitable for ADA compliant door access applications. Complying with the requirements of both the EN81-70 standard (from Disability Discrimination Act) and the ADA, the LPI switch allows disabled persons to more easily access buildings and lifts.
Contact: Apem, P.O. Box 8288, Haverhill, MA 01835-0788
978-372-1602 fax: 978-372-3534 or 978-372-9516 E-mail: email@example.com Web:
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