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 our design team’s experience allows us to respond promptly to a variety of customers’ needs and special requirements.
Our in-house engineering and design capabilities have accommodated many unique solutions over the years. EMC’s proximity to our low cost dedicated manufacturing plant in Mexico has provided EMC with significant advantages over our 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
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:
Photo positive and negative legend film
AS9100 Certification – 2011
Electro-Mech Components, Inc. has achieved AS9100:2009 (REV C) / ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System.
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, 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 (GI) 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 92xxxx. This product line was formerly known as Pendar switchline, Clare Pendar switchline, and General Instruments switchline.