Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 12 April 2023  – Omron Electronic Components Europe has extended its sealed basic switch portfolio, with devices delivering the smallest comparable solution in the industry and offering multi-angle operation in an IP67-rated sliding-contact package.

The new ultra-small 8.3 x 7.0 x 5.3mm D2EW sealed switches provide flexible customer applications and lower costs by eliminating the need for a lever. Compared with existing switches, their innovative pin plunger shape supports operation from a wide angle between the vertical and the horizontal. This reduces the effect of play in the cam position and improves operating position tolerance.

Design of the D2EW incorporates a left-right asymmetric post shape that reduces the risk of incorrect assembly, reducing the need for rework and additional quality checks. Its sliding contact structure ensures quiet operation.

A further advantage of the new D2EW switch is a reduction of the minimum applicable load to 50 micro-Amps, facilitating the design of energy-saving applications. The durability can reach 300,000 minimum operations to benefit longer life applications. These versatile new switches are available in normally open and normally closed versions, each providing a choice of solder or long press-fit terminals.

Applications range widely and include auto-guided vehicles and robots, vending machines, smart meters, fast-charge EV stations, factory automation equipment, security systems, refrigeration and air conditioning to name just a few. This broad range of potential applications is extended by their IP67 rating which makes them suitable for use in wet and dusty environments. For example, they can be used for detecting the water level in laundry machines and alarm pushbuttons, as well as eliminating problems with dust or powder locks, card readers and mobile printers. The new switches are specified for up to 95% relative humidity and operating temperatures of -40 to +85 deg C.


Caption:  The new Omron sub miniature switches deliver the smallest comparable solution in the industry and offering multi-angle operation in an IP67-rated sliding-contact package.

About OMRON Electronic Components Europe
On 1 April 2022, OMRON Corporation announced that its’ Electromechanical Components (EMC) division was renamed as OMRON Device and Module Solutions (DMS) in line with the global long-term vision ” Shaping the Future 2030.”
OMRON Electronic Components Europe is the European subsidiary of the Device and Module Solutions division. The revised division name reflects a new focus on delivering solutions to customers globally and in Europe. Society is facing new social and environmental changes, and OMRON recognises and is responding to that. The company aims to offer its’ customers solutions that help them address these universal challenges. In accordance with the long-term strategy, OMRON intends to contribute further to the roll-out of new energy sources and of high-speed communications by enabling the creation of sturdier, advanced and more efficient devices. These devices will make people’s lives easier and better, in particular by achieving carbon neutrality, realizing a digital society and extending healthy life expectancy. OMRON Electronic Components Europe strongly supports its customers in Western and Eastern Europe through 8 regional offices, a network of local offices and partnerships with specialist, local, regional and global distributors.

About OMRON Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of “Sensing & Control + Think.” OMRON’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions. For more information, please visit https://www.omron.com/global/en/

For further information please contact:
Marketing Support Group
OMRON Electronic Components Europe B.V.
Wegalaan 57, 2132 JD, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 235 681 296, Fax: +31 235 681 222
Email: info-components-eu@omron.com
Web: https://components.omron.com/eu-en
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