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Electro-Mechanical

Methode is a market leader in the development and manufacturing of both discrete and rotary hidden switches, with a special focus on pedal box controls and ignition switches. Methode also brings over forty years of switch experience to such diverse applications as under-the-hood, transmission and door switches.

 


Customer Values

  • Consistent product functionality throughout life of design
  • Flexibility of using in signal or load path
  • Choice of operating forces
  • Economical solution
  • Low-risk technology

Technology Values

  • High durability cycles
  • Low and high automotive electrical current within the same device
  • Appropriate for harsh environments
  • Linear and rotary movements
  • Different packaging envelopes
  • Multiple contact designs possible
  • Mature, proven technology

Technology Fundamentals

Electro-mechanical sensing devices detect discreet positions of an interface, pedal, transmission component, ignition key, door, etc. during operation. As specified by engineering requirements, features include operating force, contact system switching and geometrical definition of the component to match the corresponding interface.

Products & Capabilities

Pedal POS Detection Device

Customer Values

  • Lifetime durability
  • Sub-system adaptability
  • Global usage across multiple vehicle lines
Technology Values
  • High durability cycles
  • Low and high automotive electrical current within the same device
  • Appropriate for harsh environments
  • Linear and rotary movements
  • Different packaging envelopes
  • Multiple contact designs possible
  • Mature, proven technology

Pedal Position Detection Device

Customer Values

  • Multiple usage of electrical loads
  • Flexibility of using multiple contact system designs
  • Flexible operating forces
  • Economical solution
Technology Values
  • High durability cycles
  • Low and high automotive electrical current within the same device
  • Appropriate for harsh environments
  • Linear and rotary movements
  • Different packaging envelopes
  • Multiple contact designs possible
  • Mature, proven technology

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