Industry News: A New Way to Look at an Old Technology
We read with interest a recent post on Automation.com about one company's reinvention of the push button. According to the post, the new push button system is "designed for faster and more efficient installation of devices like selector switches, keyed switches and potentiometers."
Here at UCEC, we enjoy seeing a new take on an "old" technology. As a company that has heartily embraced new control panel technology, innovation is in our DNA.
May your day be filled with fresh ideas and new technologies to explore!
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