Digitran has a long and proud history providing the right high reliability switch products for aerospace markets since 1959 when Digitran introduced the first coded output Thumbwheel switch product line. So universal and popular is this family of products, that the U.S. military wrote a specification for them, MIL-S-22710 to specify their use in combat platforms, communications systems and defensive equipment for use throughout the free world militaries. Because these switches are highly reliable, lightweight, and feature sunlight readability and specialty lighting for NVIS and other special cockpit low light applications, they continue to be utilized on most U.S. and Allied military platforms in service today.
By expanding switch products, like lever switches, push-button switches, keypads and keyboards, each designed to solve specific customer needs as new applications evolved, Digitran has continued to supply the right switch product for evolving markets with high reliability applications like point of sale, industrial, medical and space applications.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Digitran expanded their product offerings by providing integrated switch assemblies and subsystems that were customized and application specific, drawing upon their tradition for excellence in engineering design and manufacturing. Now, a unit of Electro Switch Corp. Digitran continues to provide our established customer base with proven high reliability switch products. Digitran announced the first revolutionary design in Rotary Switches in over 20 years! Very Low Profile (VLP®) Rotary Switch families reduce the Post Panel Depth of conventional rotary switches by up to 80% in depth and weight by up to 75%. This gives the designer more room behind the operator panel to add more electronics providing the system with more functionality in less space and weight than that of its competitor. These new Low Profile Rotary Switches are lighter, smaller, have lower parts count than competitive designs, giving the design engineer a highly reliable MIL-PRF-3786 compliant rotary switch for optimum space utilization designs.