Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has always been an air of uncertainty on how to quickly and safely test people for potential virus symptoms. One method that has been adopted ubiquitously is the use of thermometers to quickly ascertain whether a person is exhibiting a higher than normal body temperature. Although this seems to be the preferred method, there are limitations. When testing on a larger crowd, individual use of an electro-thermometer can become time-consuming and put the tester in close proximity to a potential carrier.
Airline security, an already tedious process, had little to no procedures during the initial outbreak. With wait times skyrocketing and a sense of all-round confusion and overall lack of guidance, air travel has been a thing of the past for many of us. However, throughout the course of history, crisis has brought with it change and innovation.
One such innovation is the implementation of thermal screening systems. A Texas-based security systems company has been perfecting their device to overcome this new challenge. This new breed of technology allows body temperature measurements to be taken during a normal security screening with no extra hassle. What truly makes this breakthrough so remarkable is the seamless integration into pre-existing metal detectors, removing the need for additional high-cost equipment. No extra screening step is required to take the thermal temperature image. Their unique system scans temperatures, discretely providing a simple “Go” or “No Go” indication to the operator, all resulting in quick processing times with minimal delays as well as minimizing person-to-person contact. What a relief!
As always, this new tech would be redundant without a switch to bring it to life. Luckily, that’s why E-Switch is here to help! We’ve been helping businesses achieve their goals for decades now. There is one switch series that always catches the eye of our customers: the PV Series. The sleek, modern design paired with its durable function is often too hard to resist. This particular company chose the PV2 Series as part of their control desk.
The PV2 Series is one of the smallest switches in the highly acclaimed PV Series. With a panel cutout size of 16mm, this switch fits seamlessly into most applications. As an E-Switch anti-vandal switch, you can be sure the PV2 lives up to the name. With an IP65 rating against dust and moisture and a mechanical life of 1,000,000 cycles, this switch is more than capable of withstanding daily, repetitive use.
It’s safe to say this new technology is integral to the restoration of normalcy. Schools, offices, airports, stadiums, and warehouses are just some of the places that will benefit from the new Thermal Screening systems, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of it.
Learn more about the PV2 Series as well as the rest of the PV anti-vandal line.
RATING: 2A 48VDC
TEMPERATURE: -20°C to 55°C
MECHANICAL LIFE: 1,000,000 Cycles
ELECTRICAL LIFE: 200,000 Cycles
CONTACT RESISTANCE: 50mΩ Max. at 1A 12VDC
INSULATION RESISTANCE: 1,000MΩ Min.
DIELECTRIC STRENGTH: 2,000VAC for 1 Minute
INGRESS PROTECTION: IP65
PANEL CUTOUT: 16mm Diameter