Project Description


Appliance customers demanded a more reliable, longer lasting push-button switch for vacuum cleaners and other high power household appliances. The existing CPU switch has worked well but improvements needed to be made.


  • Meeting new UL requirements
  • Design for automation

Services Performed

  • Improved mechanical design
  • Developed for partial automation
  • Agency Approvals – required re-qualification
  • Qualification and Life cycle testing


  • More reliable product
  • Lower cost/price point
  • Shorter production lead times
  • More versatile switch configurations

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