Buffalo Grove, IL — ITW ActiveTouch™, a unit of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), has announced advanced die cast housings for its popular line of sealed, extremely rugged ActiveMetal™ switches. Using the same solid state technology as existing ActiveMetal™ switches the die cast design offers designers and engineers a lower cost option when looking for fully sealed, rugged switches with virtually unlimited service life.
All ActiveMetal™ switches are dustproof and waterproof (IP68), shock, vibration, and vandal resistant. They are offered in 5VDC or 10V-24VDC input voltages and digital or open collector outputs. The output can be momentary or latching. The switches are available in 19mm, 22mm, and 30mm mounting diameters and fit panel thicknesses ranging from 0.762mm (0.030 in.) to 12.70mm (0.500 in.). ActiveMetal™ switches are ideally suited for harsh environments typical of industrial, security, access control, and military applications.
With the addition of the die cast Zinc alloy, ActiveMetal™ switches are now available in 316 Stainless Steel, PPS plastic, anodized 6061 Aluminum and Zinc. Three plating choices are offered for the die cast housings: satin chrome, bright chrome and mirror black.
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