APEM's New Pushbuttons Resist Vandals, Work with 250V AC | Construction News


APEM, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of high-quality man-machine interface products, has launched three new models in its AV series switches.

The AV series is a wide range of vandal-resistant pushbutton switches that offers the same robustness and aesthetics users expect from APEM. Tested and qualified for impact resistance and sealing - IP and IK levels, these stainless steel switches withstand all types of adversity (rain, frost, UV, vandalism) while offering a modern and stylish design.

For increased operator safety, APEM’s AV series includes three new models approved to EN 61058-1 (NF/CE standard) that can switch a 250VAC current. The EN61058-1 approval is essential in all applications linked to the operation of consumer equipment such as light fixtures and devices.

The design of the AV 250V models has been specifically adapted to meet the requirements of the EN61058-1 standard, including: minimal distance between contacts and housing, adapted case length to ensure correct creepage distance, and self-extinguishing or flame retardant material with high insulating power.