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Together, a deep understanding of the rugged input devices and our client's
need and the industries in which they work drives our advanced technologies

RWComponents in Salem NH was started in 2002 by founders with extensive technical background in development and manufacturing of the rugged input devices. We are specializing in the design and manufacture of pushbutton switches and keypads for harsh and rugged environments. Our switches are solid-state with no moving parts and totally sealed with a hard epoxy. No moving part, no risk of malfunction due to abuse.

Switches can be use in applications exposed to heavy use. We have two different technologies:


Switches utilizing our new proprietary (patented and patent pending) technology. The difference between piezoelectric switches available currently on the market and ours is the face thickness. The face of our switches is 3 to 6 times thicker. That makes them one of the most rugged switches available today and affordable. Some of the switches have dual or triple ring illumination for visual feedback in variety of colors (standard – red/green and red/blue). We do have piezo switches with tactile feedback, ring illumination and tactile feedback, fully illuminated and tactile feedback. Standard sizes are 16mm, 19mm and 22 mm and 30mm. Piezoelectric switches do not require an external power source.

Piezo Switches

Touch Sensitive Switches

Touch Sensitive Switches

Utilizing our own proprietary technology. Switch is activated by light touch or near proximity. It will project a sensing field through air or any insulators and can be operated with a gloved hand. Touch switches are also a solid-state with no moving parts. Therefore, no risk of malfunction due to heavy use. Sensitivity can be tailor made per customer requirements. Currently we have push- buttons available in plastic, aluminum and stainless steel housings with illumination, as well as flat touch sensitive switches. Flat touch sensitive switches designed to be mounted behind any non-conductive panels like: glass, plastic and ceramics for up to half inch thick. Touch switches require external power source 24VDC.

Together, a deep understanding of the rugged input devices and our client’s needs and the industries in which they work drives our advance technologies.