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Aerospace • Switches

Many different custom and standard switch types are manufactured to meet the strict standards of avionics and aerospace equipment.

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  • Dow-Key Microwave Corp.

    Dow-Key Microwave Corp. provides avionics switches for aircraft antennas, airborne applications, shipboard radar, and military communication applications. The SPDT through SP14T coaxial switches are bidirectional and available with up to 18 GHz or 40 GHz. The waveguide switches can route signals up to 60 GHz, and are designed to operate in high temperature environments.

  • Precision Mechanisms Corp.

    Precision Mechanisms Corp. designs and manufactures aerospace switches including subminiature adjustable cam switches, miniature adjustable cam switches, infinitely adjustable multi-turn stops limit switches, and adjustable limit switches. The cam switches feature switch dwell angles that are continuously adjustable from 3 to 357 degrees. The limit switches are available in standard ranges to 25 or 40 revolutions, with a torque rating up to 80 oz. in.

  • Precision Sensors, Inc.

    Precision Sensors' line of aerospace/military switches includes gauge pressure switches, altitude pressure switches, differential pressure switches, flow switches, and liquid level switches. The altitude switches measure change in sensed air or liquid pressure from atmospheric pressure and are available with 0.2 to 30 psia.Th 0.3 to 5000 psig gauge pressure switches detect absolute pressures, airspeed, and altitude. Primarily for gases, the differential pressure switches are capable of 1 to 30 H20" or 0.3 to 30 psid.

  • Staco Systems, Inc.

    Staco Systems Inc. develops and manufactures switches for aerospace, avionics, and defense applications including aircraft, ships, submarines, specialty vehicles, and energy facilities. The company's cockpit lighted pushbutton switches and single lamp pushbutton switches are certified against MIL-S-8805, MIL-S-22885, and MIL-S-24317. The unlighted switches feature a switching range from 2 amp resistive to 10 micro amp, and a choice of 2PDT or 2 circuit double break.

  • Vivisun

    Aerospace Optics line of aerospace switches includes LED lighted pushbutton cockpit switches, 95-2 and 95-4 pole incandescent lighted pushbutton switches, and electronic latching switches. The LED switches feature an operating range from -40C to 71 C, and are designed to handle on/off cycling and vibrations. The electronic latching switches meet MIL-PRF-22885 and RTCA/DO-160F standards, and feature 500,000 cycle reliability.

  • Inertia Switch, Inc.

    Inertia Switches Inc. produces aircraft switches that can carry up to 15 amps. The single or multi-axis switches are used in a number of applications including: CVR/FDR power cessation, emergency lighting, fire suppression, ELT wake up, valve control, inflatable restraints, crash detection, stall warning systems, acceleration, de-acceleration detection, hard landing, and instrumentation on or off.

  • Honeywell Sensing and Control

    Honeywell Sensing and Control designs and manufactures sealed limit switches, sealed basic switches, and sealed toggle switches that meet MIL-PRF qualifications, and are environmentally and hermetically sealed. The sealed basic switches feature a temperature raneg of 184C to 537C, while the toggle switches can withstand harsh, wet, dust, and dirty environments.

  • Digitran, a div of Electro Switch Corp

    Digitran produces rotary switches that meet or exceed MIL-DTL-3786 specifications. Additionally the switches are constructed of all military specification grade materials, and feature switching current of 3 amps continuous. The company also manufactured avionic/military approved digital switches including push button switches.

  • Electro-Mech Components, Inc.

    Avionic pushbutton switches manufactured by Electro-Mech Components include single lamp/LED switches, potentiometer switches, multi-lamp/LED switches, and built in LED Switches.

  • Esterline Technologies Corporation

    Esterline distributes a line of MIL-certified switches including pushbutton switches, alternate action pushbutton switches, momentary action pushbutton switches, limit switches, hermetically sealed limit switches, and miniature limit switches.

  • Sigma-Netics, Inc.

    Sigma-Netics Inc. designs and manufactures military/aerospace pressure switches that meet requirement of MIL-STD-810 or MIL-STD-202. The switches are used in brake and anti-skid system, rudder and ground spoiler flight control actuator, transmission, constant speed drive, anti-icing, propeller auto-feathering, hydraulic system diagnostic, and fuel system applications.

  • Shallco, Inc.

    Subminiature and open frame rotary switches designed and manufactured by Shallco Inc. meet or exceed the requirements of MIL-S-3786. The switches feature current carrying capacity of 10 amperes and current switching capacity up to 2 amperes.

  • Hydra-Electric

    Hydra Electric manufactures temperature and pressure switches for aviation, helicopter, land vehicle, marine, military, missile, and space applications. Both NASA and McDonnell Douglas space programs utilize Hydra Electric switches. Commercial airplane programs that have utilized the company's switches include: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Dornier, Embraer, Gulfstream, IAI, Lear Jet, Pilatus, Raytheon, SAAB, Shorts, and Sino Swearigen.

  • Sensata Technologies, Industrial Sensors Group

    Sensata Technologies Inc. distributes Klixon-brand aerospace precision switches. The switches meet MIL-S-8805 qualifications and are available as hermetic miniature and subminiature snap action switch types. With actuation pressures ranging from 45-600 psia, the switches are used in commercial and military aircraft, along with space vehicles and satellites.

  • Applied Resources Corp.

    Applied Resources Corp. provides the aerospace, defense and communications industries with precision manufacturing and assembly, dynamic testing, and precision CNC machining of various mechanical products including switches. Products machined by the company are used in manned space, fixed and rotary winged aircraft, missile, guidance systems, and robotic systems applications.