SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today released the new JWLW Series of panel seal, high capacity rocker switches, as an expansion of the existing JW rocker series.

JWLW Series of snap-in mounted switches were specifically designed to conform to IP67 rating of IEC60529 standards for panel seal. JWLW rockers are dust-tight and protected against effects of temporary water immersion to 15 cm. The housing and case are constructed with heat resistant resins meeting UL 94V-0 standards and terminals are molded in and epoxy sealed to lock out flux, dust and other contaminants.

In addition, the electrical life of these switches is increased through the uniquely designed contact plate to minimize contact bounce. The prominent external insulating barriers between terminals increase insulation resistance and dielectric strength and the combination solder lug/quick connect terminals help ease assembly.

Design engineers can configure circuits in DPST or DPDT. All single throw models can be ordered with the international inscriptions for ON/OFF and these can be specified in vertical or horizontal orientation to accommodate placement in the panel. Custom legends are also available. Actuators are available in red or black.

JWLW Series switches are rated at 16A @ 125/250V AC, 5A @ 72V DC for telecommunication applications and are cULus recognized. The JWLW Series of switches have a TV-8 rating to handle high inrush current. Mechanical and electrical life is rated at 25,000 operations minimum. Insulation resistance is rated at 1Gohm at 500VDC.

These devices are ideal for any design requiring a panel seal rocker for human interface in harsh environments, including industrial equipment, heavy machinery, transportation services, restaurant and medical equipment and telecommunications devices.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switches. NKK manufactures more than 3.5 million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches, each of which can be used as the foundation of a customized design. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability, customization and a commitment to excellence. The company provides a full suite of customization solutions that include: design, programming, printing and support. Downloadable 3D CAD models of the company's switches are available, allowing design engineers to quickly integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the human-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone: (480) 991-0942. Fax: (480) 998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Chris Walker Connect Public Relations 480-366-6015 Bob Wanless NKK Switches 480-991-0942