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SCHURTER expands ceramic pushbutton switches range with latching action feature

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article image The biocompatible ON/OFF metal switch can be backlit across its entire surface, making it both visually attractive and highly durable

SCHURTER Electronic Components announces a new addition to its MSM family of ceramic pushbutton switches, the MSM LA CS, featuring a latching action. The biocompatible ON/OFF metal switch can be backlit across its entire surface, making it both visually attractive and highly durable.

SCHURTER’s new MSM LA CS ON/OFF stainless steel pushbutton switches are equipped with a ceramic actuator. The durable ceramic material in the latest range is already being used to manufacture the previously introduced MSM CS momentary action switches, and is proven to resist scratches and abrasive chemicals as well as impact. The ceramic surface can also be labelled with highly durable legends.

The non-illuminated versions of the MSM LA CS and MSM CS switches are offered with a white actuator surface with standard or customer-specific black legends applied directly onto the ceramic material. Due to the base material and the labelling process, the inscription is scratch-proof and stands up to common cleaning agents. The illuminated design provides a uniform glow across the entire surface in the desired illumination colour (red, green, blue, white, orange).

Key features of SCHURTER’s MSM LA CS pushbutton switches include mounting diameters of 19mm and 22mm; operating temperature range of -20°C to +85°C; switching voltage 250 VAC, switching current 12 A, 1 or 2 pole; quick wiring using supplied blade terminals; pre-assembled cable set plugged into the quick-connect terminals of the Microswitch for easy snapping into the switch housing; protection rating IP64, protection class IK07; and Microswitch with UL, CSA and ENEC approval.

The sturdy stainless steel housing and the scratch-proof ceramic actuator make the MSM LA CS latching action switches and MSM CS momentary action switches especially well-suited for use in equipment operating in harsh environments, or applications that require protection against vandalism.

Recommended applications include vending machines, ticket machines, equipment in restaurant operations, public facilities, sanitary facilities as well as hypoallergenic environments such as the medical sector.

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