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NKK Switches Announces New Miniature, Antistatic, Snap-In Keylock Switch

Snap-In Design Ideal for Easy, Secure Installation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the availability of the new SK Series of miniature, antistatic, snap-in keylock switches. This new series offers secure mounting and is ideal for designs requiring space-saving, minimum-security switching.

"The constant demand for design engineers to increase performance contrasts sharply with the decrease in panel space availability," said Marty Arch, National Sales Manager, NKK Switches. "To help align these two realities, we're excited to announce the new SK Series, which expands NKK's line of miniature switches. The SK keylock represents NKK's commitment to developing innovative products based on customer need."

The SK Series' housing and bushing are made of high-insulating, glass fiber reinforced polyester capable of withstanding 15 kilovolts of electrostatic discharge, thus providing superior antistatic protection.

In addition, these devices are offered with solder lug and .071" (1.8 mm) quick connect for simple installation. Wire harness customization options are also available upon request, further simplifying setup.

A behind panel dimension of .089" (22.7 mm) makes the new SK model a perfect solution for applications where high density mounting and a short behind-panel depth are required. Panel cutout dimensions are a mere .039" to .079" (1.0 mm to 2.0 mm).

The SK Series' crisp and positive detent mechanism ensures accurate switch settings. In addition, the SK keylock has a high dielectric strength of 500 volts between contacts and case. The mechanical life of the SK Series is rated at 30,000 operations minimum, while electrical life is at 10,000 operations minimum.

SK Series devices are available in a single-pole, three-throw circuit configuration, and the contacts are non-shorting (break-before-make). The three-position ON-ON-ON model has 45-degree indexing with keys removable in positions 1, 2 and 3. They are supplied with two brass keys with nickel plating and an ABS resin handle. Additional keys are available upon request.

This new series also features a dust-resistant interior construction to protect the contacts, and terminals are epoxy sealed to prevent the entry of flux and other contaminants. Rated at 0.4VA max @ 25V AC/DC, the SK Series also has an operating temperature range of negative 40 degrees through positive 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches, each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability, customization and a commitment to excellence. The company provides a full suite of customization solutions that include: design, programming, printing and support. Downloadable 3D CAD models of the company's switches are available, allowing design engineers to quickly integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the human-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at www.nkkswitches.com.

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