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23rd September 2022
C&K adds waterproof version to side-actuated tact switch

C&K, now a part of Littelfuse, a specialist manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, has extended its PTS645V tactile switch series to include an IP67-rated version.

Component Management
1st September 2022
C&K expands slide switch family with gold plating option

C&K, now a part of Littelfuse, a manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, has extended its slide switch product family to include gold plating versions.

27th May 2022
C&K’s KSC11 tactile switch with hard actuator

C&K has extended its KSC product series with a hard actuator and up to three million actuation cycles.

29th April 2022
IP40-rated tactile switch offers 5m actuation cycles

C&K manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, has extended its PTS125 product series to have up to five-million actuation cycles.

1st April 2022
C&K launches clear, cold white illuminated key switch

C&K has extended its key switch product family to include a cold white illuminated switch version. The K12S Bright White Key Switch expands upon the popular and robust K12S switch series.

23rd February 2022
Economical sub-miniature tactile switch from C&K

C&K has extended its tactile switch product family to include a long-life sub-miniature version. The PTS526 Series sub-miniature tactile switch expands upon the popular PTS526 switch series, with a 100% increase in electrical life cycle from 500,000 to 1,000,000 actuations.

20th December 2021
ENC series of 24-bit photoelectric coded switches

Waltham has introduced the ENC series 24-bit photoencoders with integrated pushbuttons.

1st October 2021
C&K microminiature tactile switches offer more actuation force options

C&K, a global switch solution provider, has launched the microminiature RKC2 Series of tactile switches for devices where space efficiency is crucial.

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.

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