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Snap-action switches deliver space savings when mounted on PCBs

Snap-action switches deliver space savings when mounted on PCBs
C&K has announced the launch its compact LCW series of sub-miniature sealed snap-acting switches. With a contact rating up to 0.1A as first release, the new products deliver a highly repeatable action, making them suitable for very high precision, detection applications, such as temperature, and pressure switching in motorised equipment, sump pumps thermostatic controls and air conditioners.
17th May 2019

Sub-miniature tact switch for home automation

Sub-miniature tact switch for home automation
Manufacturer of electromechanical switches, C&K, has announced the launch of a new sub-miniature PTS815 tact switch aimed at design engineers developing home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) electronic devices. With printed circuit board (PCB) space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, the ultra-compact C&K switch addresses the growing demand for high quality and competitively priced switch solutions for large volume manufacturing.
17th April 2019

Vandal-resistant sealed switches for hostile environments

Vandal-resistant sealed switches for hostile environments
High-reliability switch provider, C&K, has announced the launch of its ATP19 and ATP22 series anti-vandal sealed pushbutton switches. The new high-strength, lightweight switches are IP67/IK10 rated, ensuring their suitability for operation in harsh conditions and ability to withstand potential malicious damage.
2nd April 2019


Harsh environment switches with extended actuation

Harsh environment switches with extended actuation
Now available from specialist distributor of electronic components, TTI, the new IP67-sealed model in the C&K K12S Series of switches is suitable for outdoor applications such as automotive door locks, boot openers, motorcycle handles and similar harsh environment uses including agricultural machinery and vehicles and off-road transportation.
19th February 2019

Strengthening focus on business expansion

Strengthening focus on business expansion
High-quality electromechanical switches company, C&K, has appointed Scott Smith as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Boucher. This new management appointment bolsters C&K during a robust phase of global expansion, as the company plans to broaden its offering and customer base.
12th February 2019

Ultra-compact tactile switches for gaming controllers

Ultra-compact tactile switches for gaming controllers
Specialist in high-reliability connectors, C&K, has announced an expansive switch portfolio for designers of games controllers and gaming accessories. It offers a broad range of miniature tactile, ultra-miniature tactile and micro miniature tactile switches for PCB mounting. Designed for the most demanding applications, the switches can be customised in order to achieve the exact sound and feel desired.
31st January 2019

Light and compact connectors designed for space applications

Light and compact connectors designed for space applications
C&K has announced the launch of its space-grade D-Subminiature Surface Mount Termination (SMT) range of electrical connectors. The new SMT D-Sub connectors under CS-FR053 specification are primarily intended for aerospace engineering applications such as developing communication and network ports for satellites, spacecraft and launchers.
11th December 2018

Standard-profile DIP switch offers reliable operation in all applications

Standard-profile DIP switch offers reliable operation in all applications
C&K new BDB DIP switches traditional full-profile DIP switch delivers a new generation price-competitive solution for all applications that require a reliable DIP switch with an extended actuator for easy operation.
22nd October 2018

Robust SAM series multiway switches offering simple integration

Robust SAM series multiway switches offering simple integration
High-quality electromechanical switch provider, C&K, has announced the availability of its new SAM series multiway switch. This switch is defined by its integration, direct motor management based on SPDT (single pole, double throw) contacts, and flexible mechanical characteristics including travel, shaft shape and dimensions.
3rd October 2018

DIP switch provides low-cost option for logic and control application

DIP switch provides low-cost option for logic and control application
C&K has announced the launch of its new SDB DIP switches. The new DIP switch provides product designers with a cost-effective solution for applications that require a low-profile switch for space savings on PCB layouts. The SDB DIP switch has a high operating life cycle under load and comes in thru-hole or surface mount models with additional tape and reel packaging available.
23rd August 2018

KSC PF switch to provide potting-friendly solution

KSC PF switch to provide potting-friendly solution
C&K has launched its new KSC PF switch, aimed at giving designers a next-generation switch solution that is compact yet resilient to water ingress – and made to be potting friendly. Designers of applications in the automotive and medical device industries often need to ensure that the switches and components they use can withstand harsh environments – including liquids that could leak in during everyday use, or during the after-use cleaning process, that could irreparably damage the products.
16th August 2018

SSW detect switch for safety critical applications

SSW detect switch for safety critical applications
It has been announced by C&K that they are introducing the new SSW Detect Switch. This next-gen double pole double throw (DPDT) device will enable customers to improve functional safety in their electronic designs. It is defined by several key features, including built-in redundancy, self-failure detection and lack of bi-stability with controlled switching time.
11th July 2018

The vital role of switches in making Industry 4.0 a reality

The vital role of switches in making Industry 4.0 a reality
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been anointed as the harbinger of Industry 4.0, a state in which factory automation devices are integrated within information technology (IT) platforms such as manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) systems to create significant efficiency and productivity gains.
14th November 2017

Four ways tactile switches deliver on consumer demand

Four ways tactile switches deliver on consumer demand
Consumer electronics, particularly the portable variety, require advanced components that combine miniaturisation with ruggedness. These design objectives can be difficult for engineers to meet without sacrificing performance, functionality or operating life.  Author: Jerome Smolinski, Senior Product Manager, C&K
21st February 2017

Subminiature slide switch vertically actuated

Subminiature slide switch vertically actuated
The JS207 Series subminiature slide switches provide an economical alternative to on-on-mom toggle and rocker switches, and are ideal for headsets, consumer audio and video systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, thermostats, and test and measurement equipment.
7th July 2016

Rotary switches deliver 50% reduction in board space

Rotary switches deliver 50% reduction in board space
C&K Components has released its smallest diameter rotary switch series, providing design engineers with a switch option that reduces board space by 50%. Available with two to eight positions, the RM series single-pole rotary switches feature an ultra-miniature 9.2mm body diameter and gold-plated contacts for reliable operation.
13th June 2016

Long-life switches suit ultra-compact electronics

Long-life switches suit ultra-compact electronics
C&K Components has introduced one of the most compact, long-lifetime, double-action switches available on the market. The KXT2 series double-action, top-actuated switches feature a miniature 3.7x3.0x1.05mm footprint, an integrated actuator with a large, 1.2mm-diameter surface area and extended 100,000-cycle lifespans.
31st May 2016

C&K Components names John Boucher CEO

C&K Components has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer. John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies within the high-tech electronics manufacturing and services segment to C&K.
19th April 2016

Switches provide customisable switching solutions with gold contacts

Switches provide customisable switching solutions with gold contacts
C&K Components now offers its popular D Series miniature snap-in power rocker switches with gold contacts. Designed for low voltage, low current applications in a variety of circuits, the industry-standard ½” x ¾” (19x12mm) D Series snap-in power rockers with gold contacts provide more reliable switching performance at lower power ratings than the series’ standard silver contacts, which require higher power to resist tarnish buildup and prevent performance degradation.
23rd November 2015

Tactile switch range features 200,000-use operating cycles

Tactile switch range features 200,000-use operating cycles
C&K Components has developed a series of surface mount top-actuated tactile switches with a range of actuation forces and extended operating lifecycles. The KSH series tactile switches are RoHS-compliant, single-pole, single-throw, top-actuated surface mount devices with a ‘soft touch’ tactile feel and a range of operating force ratings (1.6, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5N) with a travel distance of 1.3mm.
17th November 2014


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