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Electro-Mech Components, Inc. [ Electro-Mech ]

Electro-Mech Components, Inc. (EMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of illuminated pushbutton switches, indicator lights, and multi-switch interlocking assemblies. The company’s switches are found in a wide variety of applications and industries, from video gaming machines to aircraft cockpits.

The company manufactures a wide variety of standard off-the-shelf pushbutton switch configurations in several shapes, functions, and lens colors, as well as high-end industrial-grade switches that offer up to six discrete circuits and are water-tight, shock-proof and vibration-proof.

Electro-Mech has been manufacturing its products since 1966, so their design team’s experience allows us to respond promptly to a variety of customers’ needs and special requirements.

Their in-house engineering and design capabilities have accommodated many unique solutions over the years. EMC’s proximity to their low-cost dedicated manufacturing plant in Mexico has provided EMC with significant advantages over their offshore competitors.

The company has also developed and manufactured numerous custom products, designed to meet very exacting requirements. EMC’s custom switch design capabilities include:
Floor-mounted panic switch for auto alarm systems
Combination potentiometer+switches for audio control, with or without edgelit knobs
Flush-mounted panel switches for tamper-proof applications
Bi-colored LED switch for communications via display
Aircraft passenger switches for reading lamp and attendant call
Electro-Mech also offers custom display and lighting options for all of its switches and indicators. Product features include:
Engraved lenses
Photo positive and negative legend film
Hidden legends
NVIS-compatible lenses

Dual, Quad, and Multi-LED lenses


Electro-Mech Components, Inc. was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in South El Monte, California, 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. In 1966 the company opened a dedicated manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico, to manufacture its products, and since 1976, EMC has operated manufacturing facilities in Tijuana for other U.S. companies, including GM/Hughes Aircraft and Daneher Joslyn Sunbank Electronics. These shelter? manufacturing facilities offer Electro-Mech’s expertise in doing business in Mexico, handling all administrative functions and allowing the U.S. customer(s) to concentrate on production and quality control.
In 1997, Electro-Mech acquired the switchlight product line from Pollak Transportation Electronics Division (T.E.D.). This product line was also formerly known as Pendar Switchline, Clare Pendar Switchline, and General Instruments (G.I.) Switchline. The acquisition has strengthened EMC’s position in the avionics and aircraft switch industry, both in the cockpit and passenger seating unit (PSU). Product line part numbers included in the acquisition are S180-182, S220-225, S510, S520, and S570 plus numerous custom drawings in the sequence 7xxxxx and 9xxxxx.
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