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Bulgin PSE Switch with Cable

Installation-Ready Piezoelectric Switch (PSE) for Wet Rooms, Spa and Pool Facilities

• Designed for IP67 Applications
• High-Quality PUR cable (15 m) for Speedy and Safe Installation
• High Reliability and Long-Life Time
• RGB Ring Illumination

The use of switches in wet rooms, spa and pool facilities, requires not only the right choice of switch technology, but can often require unusually long cables. Schurter meets this requirement with the launch of the installation-ready piezoelectric switch PSE, an elegant highend solution.

The pre-assembled polyurethane cable of the new PSE with cable is potted, which offers maximum flexibility and the highest IP protection during installation. Waterproof from switch surface to electrical connection, the cable is 15 metres in length. The installation of the switch is simple by means of a nut.

Highest Resistance to Corrosion
The housings of the factory assembled piezoelectric PSE family are made of stainless steel 1.4462. This steel is characterised by its particularly high resistance to corrosion, which is essential in areas with high humidity. The PSE switches offer maximum reliability and a long service life (20 million actuations). Hermetically sealed housings make the PSE with cable predestined for use in particularly harsh and inhospitable applications.

Resistance to Chemicals and Solvents
Notably the PSE with cable is resistant to chlorinated liquids and common pool chemicals.

RGB Ring Illumination
The actuator has a ring illumination with a total of 7 possible display colours. The supply voltage has a range of between 5 – 28 VDC and maintains a constant brightness.

Applications
The new PSE with cable is extremely versatile. Originally developed for spa and pool builders, it is ideal for use in any sanitary application. Other applications include medical technology, food processing or similar industrial applications where the highest degree of robustness and reliability are required.

 

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Bulgin & Arcolectric Switch Range

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With an extensive range of Push Button, Vandal Resistant, Piezo, Slide, Toggle and Rocker switches available, Bulgin & Arcolectric’s switch range is designed to meet the design requirements of a wide variety of industry applications ranging from medical and industrial to marine and commercial electronics. Bulgin’s push button switches are available in front and rear panel mounted versions with three profile types including prominent, domed and low profile as well as rugged stainless steel anti vandal options.

Multiple switching options are available along with IP66, IP67 & IP68 sealed variants in addition to momentary and latching actuation. Illumination versions are available in dot and ring LED indication and a selection of illuminating colours, including bi-colour and tri-colour. Newer versions also feature LED illumination driven by 6V, 12V and 24V together with rear of panel sealing.

 

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Schurter Has Extended its Successful MSM Metal Line Series with a Puristic 24mm Stainless Steel Switch

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Metal Line Switch with 24 mm Diameter

• First-class finishing (haptics, optics)
• Outstanding tactile feedback
• Vandalproof (IP67 and IK07)
• Extremely high durability

Schurter meets the customers’ need for switches in various dimensions with the launch of the MSM 24 in a stainless steel housing and actuator. The standard version of the pushbutton is puristically designed for switching voltages from 30 VDC to 250 VAC and switching currents from 0.1 A to 10 A.

The ruggedness of the MSM 24 is particularly noteworthy: the high seal protection and impact resistance values of IP67 and IK07 make it ideal for use in devices under harsh environmental conditions or in applications requiring protection against vandalism.

Due to the mechanical stroke and the high-grade materials, all MSM Metal Line switches from Schurter offer an outstanding tactile feedback.

Schurter now offers the switches of the MSM Metal Line family in diameters of 16, 19, 22, 24 and 30 mm. With this wide range, which can also be customized to almost any specific customer requirement, the perfect switch for every application can easily be found.

Features:
Attractive tactile feedback
• High quality materials
• Long life span
• For use in harsh environments
• Protection Class IP67

Applications:
– For indoor and outdoor applications
– Industrial machinery
– Vending and ticketing machines
– POS terminals
– Public transport
– Pro-sound equipment
– Food industry
– Lab equipmentons

 

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Schurter CPS Family Push Button Switches – A Touch of Magic

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Schurter is launching its new CPS family of push button switches with capacitive touch sensor technology inside. The new switch family caters to the latest technology trend for robust momentary and latching push button switches while sporting an elegant modern look that makes them the perfect choice for use in applications wherever a high quality aesthetic appearance plays a role. In addition to an IK rating 09 and IP rating 67, the series offers a predefined standard range with many visual and functional options to choose from. These features allow the customer to adapt the push button, or the switch in general, to their individual electrical and mechanical requirements.

Metal push button switch with capacitive sensor technology offers latching-action with optical feedback:
The CPS series uses capacitive sensor technology, whereby a touch of the finger on the sensor area causes a change in the electrical field which in turn causes the switch to change its state; this occurs without any pressure on the actuator. The capacitive touch technology eliminates the need for any moving parts, hence making the CPS a long-life product capable of an unlimited number of actuations. The CPS actuator expands further on actuation options with a so-called finger guide, which is designed to enhance the user experience.

The CPS series is made of high-grade stainless steel in 16 mm, 19 mm and 22 mm diameter housings. The variable input supply voltage is 5 – 28 VDC. Switching voltage is max. 42 / 60 VAC / VDC. Switching current is max. 100 mA. Operating temperature range is -20°C – +60°C. A wide range of illumination options, starting with the selection of a ring illuminated or area illuminated version, are offered. The area illuminated version is made of scratch-resistant biocompatible ceramics. A single color, bicolor, or multicolor configuration is possible. Besides the basic colors red, green, and blue, the CPS also offers additive colors like cyan, magenta, yellow, and white for custom color variations.

The CPS can easily be customized to specific customer requirements by simply choosing from a list of options in the configurator list provided in the data sheet, or according to application specific requirements beyond what is shown. The unique switch series is suitable for many different applications in various industry sectors, like industrial automation, food service and processing equipment, lab equipment, door and access control panels, white goods, vending and ticketing machines, just to name a few.

Technical Data
• Switching function: momentary or latching
• Supply voltage: 5 – 28 VDC (variable input voltage)
• Switching voltage: max. 42 / 60 VAC / VDC
• Switching current: max. 100 mA
• Switching power: 1 W
• Resistance when open: > 10 MΩ
• Resistance when closed: < 20 Ω
• Actuation force: none
• K protection: IK09
• IP protection: IP67
• Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C

Applications
• Indoor applications
• Industrial applications
• White goods
• Commercial kitchen equipment
• Food industry
• Lab equipment
• Vendor and ticket machines
• Elevator control panels
• Medical equipment

 

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Schurter Type MCS16 Metal Line Switch

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Metal Line Switch with Excellent Price / Performance Ratio
• Very low mounting depth
• High ingress protection IP67
• Resistant against vandalism
• Long lifetime

In response to customer requests for switches with a smaller diameter and a particularly low mounting depth, Schurter extends its successful MCS series of short-travel switches with a durable, robust 16 mm variant.

The MCS16 is an extension of the successful MCS switch series (MCS19, MCS30). It is recommended as the first choice wherever low mounting depth and particularly high robustness are required.

Zinc-die-cast or stainless steel actuator
The customer can choose between an actuator made of zinc-die-cast or stainless steel. The stainless steel version offers the additional option of individual laser marking. The switch housing is always made of zinc-die-cast.

Point illumination red and green
Both the zinc-die-cast and the stainless steel actuator are also available with point illumination if optical feedback from the switch is required. The customer can choose between red and green illumination, whereby both colors are already installed. Further colors can be realized on request.

Robust design with IP67 / IK06
Same as the larger variants of the MCS series, the new MCS16 has an IP protection rating of IP67 and an impact resistance of IK06. The MCS16 can therefore be used in a wide range of industrial applications or in applications under harsh environmental conditions. In addition, the robust housing front offers optimum protection against vandalism.

Versatile terminal connection options
The MCS16 offers a variety of terminal connection options. Classic pins for PCB mounting are available as well as pins with a soldering aid for direct connection of a wire. All point-illuminated versions are supplied with this option. Last but not least, there is also a terminal clamp available as optional accessory for fast and easy screw connection.
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Applications
– Industrial machinery
– Medical devices
– Public vending machines
– Laboratory instruments
– White goods

 

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Bulgin Switch Range

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With an extensive range of Push Button, Vandal Resistant, Piezo, Slide, Toggle and Rocker switches available, Bulgin & Arcolectric’s switch range is designed to meet the design requirements of a wide
variety of industry applications ranging from medical and industrial to marine and commercial electronics. Bulgin’s push button switches are available in front and rear panel mounted versions with three profile types including prominent, domed and low profile as well as rugged stainless steel anti vandal options.

Multiple switching options are available along with IP66, IP67 & IP68 sealed variants in addition to momentary and latching actuation. Illumination versions are available in dot and ring LED indication and a selection of illuminating colours, including bi-colour and tri-colour. Newer versions also feature LED illumination driven by 6V, 12V and 24V together with rear of panel sealing.

 

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Eaton 1500/2500 Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in many applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

1500/2500 Series rocker switches are available as Midsize Non-Illuminated and Illuminated, and Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush. The 1500H/2500H High Inrush option is designed to handle high inrush currents up to 100A peak inrush for 10 milliseconds. The two-color Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush version brightly indicates the ON position. This version spares the expense of more costly illuminated switches and is available with the high inrush option.

Options
• High Inrush
• Hi-Lite Rocker with High Inrush

 

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Eaton 1600/2600 Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in many applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

The 1600/2600 series snap-in rocker and paddle switches boast worldwide approvals at up to 16A, 250 Vac. One switch can be used for both domestic and foreign markets. Ideal applications include appliances, electronic instrumentation, communications, medical equipment, office equipment and more.

1600/2600 Series rockers offer a wide circuit in standard or custom colors for illuminated and non-illuminated versions. Custom legends are available on the switch lever and bezel. The 1600H/2600H High Inrush option is designed to handle high inrush currents up to 100A peak inrush for 10 milliseconds. The Splashguard option features a unique moisture and water resistant seal, making it ideally suited for marine, RV and food processing applications.

Features
• Uniquely designed seal provides resistance to moisture and water.
• One switch can be used for both domestic and foreign markets, saving on costs and inventory.
• Oversized nylon lever with smooth, matte finish features a convenient thumb depression to ensure effortless touch control.

Options
• Custom Legends
• High Inrush
• Panel Cutout Fillers
• Splashguard

 

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Eaton NGR Series Switch Range

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Eaton offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in any vehicle applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

NGR
The NGR line of full-sized rocker switches, initially developed for the heavy truck industry, is now found in a variety of vehicle related applications. The standard actuator is a clean, European-styled, two-face rocker made of high-quality thermoplastic material.

The field-proven NGR offers both European styling and ergonomic design while providing the solid durability that you have come to expect from Eaton switches. Illuminated and non-illuminated versions with either incandescent bulbs or LEDs are available in a variety of popular switching circuits. The NGR also offers a variety of rocker buttons and indicators with laser-etched or pad-printed icons, insertable lenses and adhesive-backed labels.

Features
• Standard switch provides splash and dust resistance to IP42, while the sealed version is sealed to IP67 when supplied with panel seal.
• Backlighting technique allows for the legend to appear daylight white or dead-front when non-illuminated, but will change color when illuminated depending on the back-lit color chosen.
• Two legend areas on the ends of each rocker of sufficient size easily accommodate two lines of four Helvetica Narrow 12-point characters.
• Rocker snaps on and off the switch, making it easily replaceable.

Options
• Colored rockers, mounting bezels and lenses
• Common lamp ground jumper
• Custom back-lit legends
• Dry circuit capabilities
• Gang mounting system
• Locking rocker
• Maintained and Momentary Action Circuits
• Multiple LEDs
• Pad-printed legends
• Polarized lock-on connectors
• Reversing jumpers
• Special lamps and lamp voltages
• Special ratings

 

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Schurter Metal Line Switch with Ring Illumination

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* First-class workmanship (haptics, optics)
* Outstanding tactile feedback
* Homogeneous ring illumination
* Vandal-proof (IP67 and IK07)

Schurter has revised and fine-tuned its MSM Metal Line series with ring lighting, which has been successful for years.

The optimized switches of the MSM family still have the same diameter of 19, 22 and 30 mm. The high-quality housing made of either robust stainless steel or aluminium also remained untouched.

Two things have changed: By cleverly selecting a new material that diffuses the light much more widely, the LEDs used for ring illumination are no longer individually visible. One can now truly speak of homogeneous illumination. Secondly, the ratio of housing diameter to the width of the illumination ring has been redesigned, resulting in a more pleasant, scaled appearance.

What has remained, however, is the robustness of the switches: Due to the high sealing protection and impact resistance values of IP67 and IK07, the switches are particularly suitable for use in devices in harsh environmental conditions or in applications that require protection against vandalism.

Due to the mechanical stroke, also the new MSM versions from Schurter offer unparalleled tactile feedback.

Technical Data / Approvals
– Switching function: momentary
– Supply voltage: 24 VDC
– Switching voltage: max. 250 VAC / 30 VDC
– Switching current: max. 10 A / 100 mA
– Switching power: max. 2500 W / 3 W
– Resistance when open: > 100 MO
– Resistance when closed: < 30 mO / < 50 mO
– Actuation force: 4.5 N
– IK protection: IK07
– IP protection: IP67
– Operating temperature: -25 °C to +85 °C

Applications
– Industrial applications
– Medical devices
– Public vending machines
– Laboratoy instruments
– Building technology
– Maritime applications

 

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