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Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Editorial Director: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute electronic engineering technologist with over a decade of manufacturing experience and 20-plus years in technical publishing, is also trained in hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, bearings, mechanical CAD software, sensors, motor drives and electric motors.

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Thursday, 14 May 2009
The Series 84 ‘halo illumination’ pushbuttons from EAO Switch provides high-visibility glow that attracts attention to a primary function - for example, an on/off switch. The halo type switches are offered in three differing styles - either halo diffused lenses, units with halo illuminated switch bezels, or an animated illuminated bezel version which allows for chasing LED sequences, multi-color illumination, and partial bezel illumination.
Wednesday, 01 April 2009
NKK Switches has introduced the CWSC series of miniature, illuminated rockers. The series features front panel, snap-in mounting that is said to ease installation and lowers assembly cost. The series is available with full face, bright LED illumination in red, green or amber to give operators an at-a-glance visible status indication.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
EAO has announced the S.series keypad constructed from Zamac. The keypads are suitable for security and access control applications, particularly within unsupervised areas. Products within the S.series range include 12 or 16 key keypads with a choice of telephone or hexadecimal II configurations.
Wednesday, 07 January 2009
AutomationDirect has added foot switches to its line of products. The switches, in single and double units, are designed for machines such as shearing and spinning machines, lathes, wrapping machines and riveting machines and presses. Foot switches are available in two operational formats: free movement and foot switch locked in neutral position.
Wednesday, 07 January 2009
NKK Switches has announced the CKM series of high security keylock switches. The ON-OFF-ON switch models with tubular keys feature a push-and-lock mechanism which indicates to the user when the switch position has been changed. A 16 mm double flatted bushing ensures units fit in panel mounts.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
NKK Switches has introduced the JWLW series of panel seal, high capacity rocker switches, as an expansion of its existing JW rocker series. The JWLW series of snap-in mounted switches were designed to conform to IP67 rating of IEC60529 standards for panel seal. 
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
EAO Switch Corp. has introduced its modular Series 04 switches. Units include square and round indicators, pushbuttons, rotary switches, emergency stops and mushroom-headed pushbuttons. 
Monday, 14 May 2007
White Electronic Designs Corp. has announced the SimScroll scroll ring interface, a circular switch array that mimics the type of capacitive touch switch found on iPods at a fraction of the cost. The interface is said to make it easy to navigate large menu lists such as those found on Universal Remote Controls, MP3 players and A/V media system controls. Because it has a one-piece sealed membrane switch, it is also suitable for medical and industrial applications.
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
NKK Switches has announced the BB series of logic-level, subminiature, antistatic push button switches. The series is constructed to permit automated processing and high-density mounting. BB push buttons feature an antistatic superstructure that consists of a carbon-impregnated bushing. The bushing is 6 mm in diameter to simplify panel layout. Switches are available in both single and double pole and momentary and maintained actions.
Monday, 11 December 2006
ITW ActiveTouch, a unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc., has announced ActiveTouch brand touch-sensitive switch technology. The technology is available in "modular" switches, keypads and keyboards, or it can be integrated into custom bezels or panels. The input devices are said to be insensitive to liquid spills and other contaminants but have a familiar tactile look and feel.

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