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Dedicated to providing the highest level of quality, Panasonic offers customers Electronic Switches that improve a device’s overall user experience.
Panasonic Electromechanical Switches are typically used as Human-to-Machine Interface devices and include the latest in Light Touch / Tactile Switches, Detector Switches, Snap Action Switches, and more.
Panasonic switches can be classified into either operation or detection-type switches. Operation-type switches are meant to be manually operated by a person, while detection-type switches are used to detect the existence of an object and actuated by an object.
Panasonic Light Touch Switches or tactile switches are small-sized, operation-type momentary switches that can be used to close an electrical circuit when pushed to turn something on or off. These switches are meant to be used by a user to interface with electronic devices. Panasonic offers both sealed and unsealed tactile switches in a large variety of shapes, sizes, operating force options, click ratios/feeling, and travel.
Panasonic Detector Switches are used to “detect” an object’s existence or mechanical movement and can be used to close/switch an electrical circuit when the actuator is pushed to its operating point. In certain applications, they can be used to replace encoders as a lower-cost solution.
Panasonic Push Switches are larger operation type switches and are available in 1 or 2 poles, locking, and momentary action.
Panasonic Power Rocker Switches are operation-type switches that can turn the power on/off to electronic equipment. These have high inrush current resistance and a 3mm minimum contact gap.
Panasonic Snap Action Switches, or micro switches, are larger detection-type switches with low operating force and long-term reliability. These are available in sealed IP67 or unsealed types, with many sizes, mounting methods, operating force, travel, and actuator options.
Panasonic Fall Detection Switches are unique switches that detect tilt in machines for safety countermeasures.
Panasonic Snap/Toggle Switches are operational-type switches that can switch between ON-OFF states for circuit control.