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Energy harvesting frequencies and protocols

Energy harvesting frequencies and protocols
Due to the rising connectivity of mobile devices, industrial applications, smart home applications and vehicles, the importance of wireless technology for data communication increases continuously. Nearly every innovative and smart application benefits from wireless technology which is continuously improved and optimised. 
13th August 2019

E-bike sensor for for better system alignment

E-bike sensor for for better system alignment
E-Bikes are becoming a more commonplace form of transport on our roads. The growing sales figures and increasing market share highlight their importance within the biking industry. E-Bike manufacturers are continually launching new innovations and technical advancements, such as manufacturer TQ-Systems who have initiated and established the market sector for premium class E-Bikes. 
17th July 2019

Modular speed and direction sensor kit at electronica

Modular speed and direction sensor kit at electronica
ZF Switches and Sensors have developed a very efficient modular approach to speed and direction sensing. The hall-effect sensor’s modular design allows customers to pre-select key sensor criteria including shaft length and output interface. Supplied with a plastic housing and mounting flange all standard parts meet the requirements of IP67, and notably IP69 for harsh environmental conditions with ingress protection at depths of 20-60mm.
12th November 2018


Wireless energy harvesting KNX light switch module

Wireless energy harvesting KNX light switch module
  At Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt from 18th to 23rd March, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Business Unit Electronic Systems, presents the world’s first wireless energy harvesting KNX light switch module that is configurable via ETS (from ETS5). Visitors can experience the new device at ZF’s stand in Hall 9.0 B54 and at the KNX stand in Hall 8.0 F98.
19th March 2018

ZF Switches & Sensors receive award for support to distribution

ZF Switches & Sensors receive award for support to distribution
  ZF Switches & Sensors has been awarded SPDEI award for quality of support and collaboration with its distribution network. SPDEI honoured 26 suppliers out of 110 nominees and ZF was one of three winners in ten electromechanical categories. The award is of particular value as it is voted on by the distributors themselves.
16th February 2018

Ivory Egg appointed UK distributor for KNX solutions

Ivory Egg appointed UK distributor for KNX solutions
ZF Switches & Sensors, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical switch and sensor solutions for the industrial market sector, has named Ivory Egg as the first distributor for its KNX compatible Energy Harvesting Switching solutions.
5th July 2017

Angular position sensors target industrial markets

Angular position sensors target industrial markets
Manufacturer of electromechanical switch and sensor solutions for the industrial market sector, ZF Switches & Sensors, can now offer designers a complete range of angular position sensors based on Hall Effect technology which responds to magnetic fields generated by a (rare-earth) magnet. The sensors provide a linear change in voltage output corresponding to the rotation of the actuator. The ANG series of sensors are non-contact angular position sensors which provide a linear change in the voltage output corresponding to an angular rotation of the input shaft.
25th May 2017

Rocker switches provide price-competitive IP65 protection

CHERRY Industrial Solutions KC, KF and KD round waterproof switches meet IP65 specifications and provide a cost-effective switching solution for the many applications requiring protection from water and dust ingress. Typical applications include on and off-road vehicles, industrial handling and agricultural equipment, medical systems, powered garden tools, lawnmowers and garden sprayers. Three product families are available: the KD and KC series of round rocker switches and the KF switch series for products requiring a pushbutton solution.
20th November 2015

An alternative to conventional electro mechanical switches

An alternative to conventional electro mechanical switches
  Energy harvesting switches offer a maintenance-free, simple-to-install, long-lifetime alternative to conventional electro mechanical types. By Thomas Boethe, Product Manager, CHERRY Electronic Systems.
6th November 2015

Alternative solutions for costly metal housed sensors

Alternative solutions for costly metal housed sensors
CHERRY Industrial Solutions' modular system speed sensors offer a reliable and cost effective alternative to conventional sensors with metal housings. The latest CHERRY sensors feature a plastic flange-mount housing and are suitable for many industrial applications including electric drives with speed regulation, braking systems, off-road vehicles, agricultural vehicles and trailers, industrial trucks, industrial automation, conveyor technology, medical and energy applications.
12th October 2015

Energy harvesting wireless switches feature a radio range of 30m

Energy harvesting wireless switches feature a radio range of 30m
CHERRY has released energy harvesting wireless switches for industrial applications in two standard versions: a rocker switch for actuation by hand or a snap-action switch for mechanical actuation typically by a machine as limit switch or position switch. Both variants are available for European (868MHz) or North-American (915MHz) frequency bands with a radio range of 30m inside buildings and a minimum life of 100,000 operations.
9th July 2015

MX keyboard switch is tested to 50m operations

MX keyboard switch is tested to 50m operations
An MX key module, designed to fulfill the demanding reliability requirements of computer and data input keyboards, gaming consoles and industrial control HMI systems, has been introduced by Cherry. The CHERRYMX features a high reliability mechanical switch with gold crosspoint contacts and a fast and positive actuation. Standard options include integrated LED illumination, decoupling diode or wire bridge and a 4mm actuation travel.
11th May 2015

Switches offered with halogen-free flame retardants

Switches offered with halogen-free flame retardants
The D4 series of snap-action switches, manufactured by CHERRY Industrial Solutions, now includes a model with halogen-free flame retardants to meet harmonised UL/EN 61058 standards. The T85 model has been designed to meet growing customer requirements, by providing improved environmental performance.
3rd December 2014

CHERRY MX – A Worldwide Success Story

CHERRY MX – A Worldwide Success Story
What do you associate with CHERRY? Many people would say: “The characteristic click of the keys.” The special keystroke of CHERRY MX technology has made the keyboard professionals from Auerbach world famous and the success of the mechanical key module has been unrivalled to date. 200 million MX modules are manufactured annually at the site in Auerbach, yet still the demand can barely be met. Over the past years no other manufacturer in the world has been able to match the unique quality of CHERRY.
7th March 2013

Happy 60th Birthay, Cherry!

The cherry logo stands for the best quality, technical innovation and design on the desktop. And this has been the case for more than 60 years now! The brand name CHERRY does not originate from a marketing idea, but rather from Walter L. Cherry, who founded a company for the manufacture of snap switches in 1953 in the US federal state of Illinois. As early as 1963, Cherry expanded its commitment to Germany in the form of POPP-CHERRY GmbH in Bad Berneck in Fichtelgebirge. The shifting of production to Upper Franconian Bayreuth in 1967 is a milestone in computer history. It was here that the first keyboards in the world were manufactured.
31st January 2013

New CHERRY STRAIT Black keyboard - a beautiful desktop thoroughbred

New CHERRY STRAIT Black keyboard - a beautiful desktop thoroughbred
CHERRY has announced the latest addition to its extensive range of keyboards for the discerning home and office user. The stunning STRAIT Black ultra-flat corded keyboard is a mere 14.5 mm deep, a designer statement on the desktop which boasts CHERRY’s renowned technical and engineering expertise under its sleek exterior. STRAIT Black’s impeccably elegant looks and premium build quality will delight any style-conscious PC user.
21st October 2011

CHERRY to showcase premium keyboards and desktops at London International Technology Show

An exciting range of CHERRY premium-quality keyboards and desktops are available at this year’s London International Technology Show, ExCel, London, October 21 – 23. Renowned for their stylish appearance and robustness, CHERRY products have an impeccable pedigree and designer looks. This year, CHERRY is celebrating 40 years of success and continues this theme at LITS with a sparkling range of special promotional prices.
11th October 2011

CHERRY launches new XS keyboard range for tight spaces - small, flat and robust for high volume data input

CHERRY launches new XS keyboard range for tight spaces - small, flat and robust for high volume data input
A range of corded compact keyboards designed for situations where desktop space is very tight has been launched by CHERRY. The new CHERRY XS keyboards have a compact footprint and low profile, yet are tough enough to withstand continuous daily use, with a long operating life in excess of 20 million key strokes. The CHERRY XS range has standardized measurements across all three models – 374 x 139 x 18mm – and is also lightweight at only 550g. As well as conventional desktop usage, the XS range particularly suits 19” applications such as server racks in datacomms rooms.
8th August 2011

CHERRY mice and keyboards designed for young ICT learners

CHERRY mice and keyboards designed for young ICT learners
It’s not just pens and pencils many children use in the classroom, today even four and five year-olds find computer-based learning fun. As parents get their children ready to go back to school in September, two specialist CHERRY keyboards developed for the education market and a CHERRY computer mouse designed specifically for children are worth a closer look.
26th July 2011

Latest Cherry washable and backlit keyboard and mice are fully sealed for use in medical, dental and industrial environments

Cherry has introduced new washable computer input devices aimed at ultra-clean environments such as hospital operating rooms and both clean and dirty industrial areas such as automotive manufacturing plants, food and drink production areas and warehouses. Recent new legislation (UK Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 dental infection control regulations) also makes these products particularly relevant to dental practices. The CHERRY J84-2120 is a backlit keyboard with an integrated pointing device and there are also two new optical mice designated the MW-2800 series.
21st June 2011


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