APEM Launches New MSG Series Switch Guards

Newly enhanced switch guards designed for harsh environments

Vista, California-based APEM, Inc. has announced the launch of a new accessory line, the MSG Switch Guard Series. The guards are  designed for demanding environments, particularly defense, aeronautics, off-road vehicles and industrial automation.



The MSG Series safety guards are resistant to hydrocarbons, acid, high temperature and saline environments. The side switch guards avoid inadvertent actuation and all models can be installed with seals to reinforce switch actuation control. The MSG Series is designed with a large marking surface and provides excellent handgrip, even with gloves.

Another key feature of the MSG series is protection.  Sand and dust, typically found in harsh environments, cannot collect in the mobile parts of the guards thereby eliminating the risk of jamming. The safety guards also have a double end stop so there is no distortion or break in cases of crushing.

The MSG Series Safety Guards come in an array of cap colors and markings. 

About APEM, Inc.

Since 1952, APEM has been a leading manufacturer of high quality miniature and industrial switches.  APEM’s switch offering includes pushbutton, rocker, slide, snap-action, DIP, rotary, tact, keylock, pushwheel and toggle switches. APEM also produces a wide range of industrial controls, joysticks, LED indicators and membrane switches. APEM has recently expanded their operation to include their vertically integrated sales, engineering and manufacturing facility in Vista, California.  For more information  visit the company’s website at www.apem.com

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