Ceramic Switch Surface Resists Impacts

Nov. 5, 2009
Billed as a first-of-its-kind metal pushbutton switch, the MSM CS features an actuator made of highly durable ceramic. 
The ceramic surface is new to switching technology, says the vendor, providing enhanced features including full illumination of the actuating surface; resistance to scratches, abrasions, impact and chemicals; hypoallergenic to touch. The switch is available with or without illumination. The non-illuminated version offers a translucent white actuating surface. The switches have a low profile of 1.7mm, which prevents impact from the side. The switch front withstands a high level of impact with a rating of IK07 and has an IP 69K protection class rating for seal-tight protection against liquids and common chemical agents. The MSM CS microswitch is UL, CSA and ENEC approved and is available in 19mm and 22mm mounting diameters. Pricing starts at about $18 per piece in 100-unit quantities. Schurter Inc.www.schurterinc.com800.ASK.4WEG 

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