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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.

29th May 2019
Range of vandal-resistant sealed switches for ATMs expanded

C&K has announced the launch of its ATP16 series of anti-vandal sealed pushbutton switches. Aimed at designers of equipment and devices used in public spaces or remote locations that are often at high risk of theft or intentional damage, the vandal-resistant switches are suitable for applications such as access controls, intercom push to talk devices, service station equipment and ticketing or automatic vending machines, among others.

17th May 2019
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 April 2019
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 m...

2nd April 2019
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.

19th February 2019
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.

12th February 2019
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.

31st January 2019
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.

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