LED Technology and designMentor supplies front panel components such as light guides, buttons and handles.
Just like in the consumer goods sector, design aspects in the field of machinery and equipment are also becoming increasingly important. In this context, the use of lights in products is of particular relevance. More and more designers and product developers are recognizing the many ways light can be used to create a functional, aesthetic and emotional added value in their products. In order to make it possible to integrate light in a simple and cost-effective manner in products, MENTOR is presenting new ring led lighting module as a standard component.
Based on an SMD LED, MENTOR has developed a new signal light, which is available in a wide range as a standard product and offers a variety of options for customized solutions. During development we focused on ease of assembly, efficiency and variability, so that the new signal light can be used in many applications both indoors and outdoors.
The horizontal push buttons in the 1445/1446 series are among the popular classics in MENTOR’s range of electro-magnetic THT devices. Designed as pulse buttons, these robust, unipolar push buttons have for many years performed successfully in a very wide variety of uses, e.g. as reset buttons.
Modern light guides are used for the transportation of light signals from a circuit-board-mounted LED via a particular route to a defined light-emitting surface, with minimal loss and blurring effect. They offer the electronics developer cost-effective, space-saving and easy-to-mount solutions with high ESD protection. The MENTOR range of high quality standard light guides for assembly on front panels or circuit boards includes several hundred articles, which can be supplied from stock with low minimum quantities and short delivery times. Thus it is undoubtedly among the largest product ranges of light guides in the world.
MENTORs range of LED-based opto electronic components is focused on active construction
elements in the field of visible light. These components are classic features in humanmachine interfaces and are used wherever light signals are required to draw attention
to functions or operating states. Reliable, durable and versatile, they are the result of
decades of experience in the development and production of construction elements
for a wide range of applications in industrial electronics.
Modern keycaps show their strengths whenever safety concerns are paramount. For instance, when an operator has to simultaneously monitor both the control panel and the resultant operation. The tactile response provided by the keycaps delivers direct feedback of the input. Further advantages of the keycaps is their robustness and sealing that prevents the ingress of dirt and dust. They can also be operated whilst wearing gloves.
As an internationally successful corporate group, MENTOR has been setting standards in the technical development and implementation of mechanical, electronic and optoelectronic components for diverse areas of application in industry for decades.