Versions are available with Integrated "Spot" Status Indication - individual secondary and tertiary status indication built into the switch face. Other versions incorporate miniature light guides which can be individual or grouped, to signal various switch or activation modes or they can function as traditional ON/OFF or Caps Lock indicators.
The range also includes unique light-guide based 7-segment displays, utilising separate SMD LEDs for each element of the 7 segments. This results in an infinite choice of colours. Infinite size variations is also achievable. Traditional 7 Segment displays are tall, and the difference in height between the display and other PCB components has to be overcome using mechanical methods. MENTOR has solved this problem – MENTOR tooling can be height-adjustable continuously between 4.5mm and 23.5mm at no cost.
The information on the Microsite includes dimensioned drawings, simple selection charts and information on ex-stock availability, MOQs for non-stocked parts etc. Rather than presenting long lists of tables, the Microsite uses graphical icons with “instant on hover” explanatory information.
With substantial and invaluable help from MENTOR, the new Microsite is arguably the web’s most comprehensive resource and obvious first port-of-call for specialist engineers seeking the optimum keypad component solution.