Maximum reliability in harsh environments
Vandal-proof switches safeguard effective functioning in an extreme environment
When we refer to "vandal-proof components" in electronics, we normally mean resistance against brute force, but this can also mean a high level of resistance against environmental influences. The term "vandal" dates back to the year 455 AD, when Rome was sacked by an army from the Vandal Kingdom.
Typical flat design
Vandal-proof switches and controls for front panel mounting are easy to identify thanks to their design. First of all, there is the very flat collar, which only protrudes 1.0 to 2.0 mm out of the front panel. This sides of this collar are also bevelled so that the control element is almost flush with the front panel. From the front, vandal-proof switches offer no points of attack for pliers, screwdrivers or other tools. They are protected against deliberate or accidental damage.