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Elma MR50 multi rotary switch now available

Foremost Electronics, an importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, is making available the Elma MR50 multi rotary switch.

These rugged rotary switches have a wide number of industrial applications and are described as being 'indispensable' in the agricultural vehicle sector where they are subjected to very harsh conditions.

The MR50 is a small yet robust, multifunctional rotary switch for compact control panels and portable devices. Front panel sealing to IP60 and IP68 and exceptional vibration resistance means that the Elma MR50 series is suitable for building site machinery and vehicles and agricultural applications.

Highly customisable the MR50 has been used in applications as diverse as target aiming devices, night vision devices, interface solutions, two-way radios, cockpit applications (aircraft, automotive, construction machines, military vehicles), portable devices (communication, medical, rescue, sports, transportation, measuring, photo/video and test equipment.

With a diameter of just ½” (12.7mm) the MR50 provides up to 16 switch positions, with switching torques of up to 6 Ncm, and operates in either shorting or non-shorting mode. With gold-plated contacts (3-micron gold), the switch performs over the operating temperature range of -45 °C to +85 °C.

Neil Tyler

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