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19th August 2021
C&K launch cost-effective IP67 tactile switch

C&K has developed a sealed tactile switch suited for a wide variety of consumer, industrial, IoT and portable electronic applications that require long operational life at a cost-effective price point. The EL tactile switch series combines common heights and actuation forces with a longer lifecycle than competitors at 200,000 cycles. An IP67 rating for protection against dust and water ingress make the EL Series suitable for applications...

29th July 2021
C&K Aerospace Division to focus on hi-rel system solutions

C&K has entered into an agreement to acquire E.I.S. Electronics, an industry specialist in the design and manufacture of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for avionics, defence and aerospace applications.

29th June 2021
New SAMXD navigation switch for automotive applications

C&K has developed a new navigation switch, the SAMXD (Seat Adjustment Module Dustproof). Suited for automotive applications, the SAMXD has multiple options for actuator position and shape. The SAMXD navigation switch directly drives the electric motors, removing the need for relays, allowing for space and cost savings.

11th June 2021
Mini snap acting switch reduces component count

C&K has developed a low to high power snap acting switch designed for automotive handles, HVAC, IoT and the medical market. The ZMV allows for actuation to occur from different angles onto the pin plunger version. This allows for less components to be used in an end product, while not sacrificing usability and practicality.

2nd June 2021
Single pole double throw tactile switch for reliability

C&K has developed a single pole double throw (SPDT) tactile switch designed for elevator buttons, gaming controllers and the industrial market. The TLSM Series SPDT tact switch combines a space-saving design with high reliability all within a compact design that is only 6.0x6.1mm.

28th April 2021
Low-profile tactile switch for wearable devices

C&K has developed a miniature SMT tactile switch designed for wearable and portable IoT devices. The PTS847 Series side-actuated tact switch combines a space-saving design with heightened durability to handle drop-impacts common to consumer devices.

26th February 2021
Miniature tactile switch with high actuation forces

C&K has launched a five million cycle version with higher actuation forces at 2.8N and 4N – giving these miniature tactile switches a high lifecycle, available in a 6x6mm form factor. Now with three choices of actuation forces (1.6N, 2.8N, and 4N), the KSC TE has extended C&K's high lifecycle miniature tactile switch product portfolio, it gives design engineers the power to choose the perfect switch.

15th December 2020
Customisable mid-travel tact switch with soft sound

C&K has added a 12mm mid-travel tact switch with soft sound and positive haptic feeling solution to its comprehensive tactile switch product offering. Featuring an industry standard 12x12mm footprint, the high reliability SFS Series is rated to sealed IP40 dust proof and supports up to 300K cycles.

1st December 2020
Compact side-actuated tact switches for portable devices

C&K has added two new compact tact switches to its comprehensive PTS Series product offering. Suited for portable electronics in a wide range of markets, the new side-actuated PTS845 Series and PTS850 Series give designers more options to tailor end-products.

27th October 2020
Anti-vandal pushbutton with short-body for space-savings

C&K has launched an IP67-rated anti-vandal pushbutton switch with a short-body. Designed for spaced-constrained applications, the ATPS19 Series pushbutton switch offers a nearly 40% reduction on the body length as compared to the standard ATP19 version.

13th October 2020
Ruggedised magnetic proximity sensor improves remote monitoring

C&K has expanded its offering of magnetic proximity sensors to enhance flexibility and reliability for non-contact position and proximity detection in tough environments. Featuring a ruggedised aluminum housing and a stainless steel cable, the MPSR Series provides excellent sensing in dirty environments.

1st September 2020
C&K strengthens sales force with new VP of Sales in EMEA

C&K has appointed Lars Stegmann as the new Vice President of Sales of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Stegmann has more than 20 years of experience in the components and the systems business. He will apply his extensive technical experience and in-depth business knowledge in order to provide superior customer support, further develop customer relationships and enrich the customer experience.

1st September 2020
C&K develops sealed subminiature snap-acting switch

C&K has launched a silent, sealed, subminiature snap-acting switch series that offers precise actuation in automotive applications. The compact ZMW Series snap-acting switch combines a long stroke with more than two millimetres of over travel for reliable actuation. The ZMW Series is used in rugged environments including automotive, industrial, white good and other applications.

17th July 2020
C&K ESA-certified D-Sub Backshell with Haloring

C&K has entered the space market by obtaining certification from the European Space Agency (ESA) for a Backshell with Haloring, answering the call for a stamp of approval previously unrealised by similar products.

2nd July 2020
C&K miniature toggle switch features never slip grip

C&K has expanded its 7000 Series locking miniature toggle switch to include an optional knurled cap. The textured pattern provides a nonslip surface that enables customers to move from one position to another without the toggle lever slipping from their grip.

15th May 2020
Soft feedback tactile switch with ultra-low sound

C&K has enhanced its tactile switch offering to include a low sound, long travel and positive tactile feedback version. The Tact Low Sound (TLS) Series provides advanced haptic communication with ultra-soft feedback that can be customised to meet vehicle interior requirements.

6th April 2020
Sealed miniature pushbutton switches deliver performance

C&K has developed a sealed miniature pushbutton switch that offers an extended operating life to 50,000 cycles on FP11 & FP21 version. The FP Series is completely sealed via an O-ring between the actuator and bushing, preventing contamination. The sealing also enables automated soldering and cleaning, saving significant time and money during the assembly process.

25th March 2020
Miniature tact switch rated to ten million cycles

C&K has launched a new tact switch with a rating of ten million cycles. The KSC Tireless Endurance (KSC TE) is a revolutionary addition to C&K’s tactile product portfolio that helps ease the design cycle by offering a long-standing lifetime for its size and force range.

26th June 2019
Compact tactile switch meets haptic automotive demands

C&K has announced the launch of its KSC XA tactile switch, designed for automotive interior and openings applications. The new switch is in a smaller form factor than existing competitor products that deliver the required sound and haptic feedback. It is provided in a compact 6.2x6.2x4.9mm package, making it ideal for applications such as steering wheel or gear shift paddles.

18th June 2019
Low priced sub-miniature tact switches for home automation

Manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, C&K, has introduced two new sub-miniature tact switches aimed at design engineers developing home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) electronic devices: the PTS636 and PTS526.

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