Expanded range of vandal-resistant sealed switches for ATMs, ticket machines & security systems from C&K
28 May 2019
New ATP16 switch joins ATP19 & ATP22 anti-vandal switches for outdoor applications.
C&K, a manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, has announced the launch of its ATP16 series of anti-vandal sealed pushbutton switches. Aimed at designers of equipment and devices used in public spaces or remote locations that are often at higher risk of intentional damage or theft, the vandal-resistant switches are ideal for applications such as access controls, intercom push-to-talk devices, service station equipment, and ticketing or automatic vending machines, among others.
The new ATP16 is designed to withstand deliberate damage and vandalism, which in turn can reduce the need for costly in-field repairs and product recalls, as well as helping maximise availability for customers.
This new product is the latest addition to C&K's portfolio of vandal-resistant switches, and uses the same material as the ATP19 and ATP22 series, both introduced earlier in 2019. The lightweight yet high-strength steel bushing and housing material of the ATP19 and ATP22 are rated up to IK10.
Besides being vandal proof, the new switches share many characteristics of other ATP switches in the range, including being lightweight, IP67-rated and corrosion resistant. As the devices integrating this switch are often outdoors, the switch has been designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions and water exposure.
The ATP16 is available in momentary or lock versions to provide versatility to customers. It comes with a LED illuminate indicator in a variety of colour options, as well as different choices of actuator with ring or power logo. Complementing the other switches in the ATP range, the ATP16 is rated to 2A/36 VDC, with an operating life of 200,000 cycles at full load.
“The introduction of C&K’s ATP16 series reflects the market’s growing demand for robust vandal-resistant switches. In many instances, these solutions have become an essential design consideration for engineers developing outdoor equipment that is commonly targeted by thieves or vandals, such as ATMs, ticket machines and access control systems. Together with quality assurances, the comprehensive range of anti-vandal switches we now offer customers ensures there is much easier integration to meet their specific design requirements,” explains Edward Mork, Global Product Manager at C&K.
Founded in 1928, C&K is a global leader in high-quality electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognised globally by design engineers who demand reliable switch performance. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. Used in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace and POS terminals, C&K products include tactile, pushbutton, snap-acting, toggle, rocker, detect, DIP, keyswitch, navigation, rotary, slide, switchlock, thumbwheel, smart card readers, high-rel connectors and custom assemblies. C&K is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with global design centers in Waltham, Massachusetts, Dole, France and Huizhou, China. For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com
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