C&K – Undetectable detection switch for anti-tamper and anti-intrusion systems

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C&K’s SDS series detection switches may be used in equipment such as a utility meter to provide a signal to a host controller when the housing has been tampered with. When used as an anti-tamper device, the key advantage of the SDS series switch is its small size: featuring a low-profile package which protrudes just […]

C&K – Innovative anti-tampering switch protects smart meters and alarms from piracy

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The new ATS series of switches from C&K offers an extended lifetime and instant detection capability for use in connected products such as smart meters, alarms and point-of-sale terminals. The ATS switches provide a cost-effective option for applications which require the ability to reliably detect opening or hacking of devices. Standard ATS series switches have […]

C&K – 16-position optical rotary encoders offer robust alternative to electro-mechanical switches

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The new ENC series of optical encoders from C&K benefits from the use of light-grating technology through two integrated optocouplers to produce consistent output signals which are compatible with modern digital devices. The ENC series encoders provide excellent performance at a lower cost than similar solutions on the market. Standard ENC series parts are 16-position […]

C&K – Robust switches offer long life in harsh operating conditions

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C&K supplies a broad range of high- quality, durable switches for integration into various types of control gear in transportation equipment and off-road vehicles. The switches are ideal for use in control grips, joysticks, off-road panels, hydraulics, power-control panels, heavy equipment, lifts and other applications. Many of the C&K switches are suitable for harsh applications […]

C&K – Tact switches offer wide choice of size, haptics and resistance options

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The KSC series of tactile switches from C&K Switches offers important customisation options to meet most application requirements. The excellent performance characteristics that these devices can offer are the result of more than 15 years of development by C&K to improve their performance and quality and to extend the product options. In fact, the KSC […]

C&K – Watertight miniature tactile switches withstand harsh operating conditions

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C&K’s KMR6 NG and KMR7 NG switches with no Ground pin are watertight, reliable and resistant to vibrations and harsh operating conditions. They are ideal for use in innovative product types such as personal health- monitoring systems, since they are resistant to corrosion caused by cleaning chemicals, and connected sport watches, as they withstand the […]

C&K – Robust switches offer long cycle life in harsh industrial conditions

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The latest C&K switches for use in harsh industrial environments offer the high quality and long cycle life for which C&K’s product portfolio is renowned. C&K’s two new product series designed for harsh applications and heavy usage are the APB series and the PNP series. The APB series illuminated switches feature IP67 sealing, and are […]

C&K – Tactile and slide switches for wearable devices offer long cycle life

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Advances in semiconductor device capabilities, increases in communication speed and bandwidth, and the ready availability of cloud storage are driving explosive growth in the market for wearable devices. By enabling the monitoring, storage and analysis of real-time data, wearables are revolutionising activities such as personal health and fitness, safety and security, productivity and recreation. To […]

C&K – How switches help lighting systems achieve high energy efficiency

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Whether via carbon emissions limits or green building certification, the pressure to make buildings more energy- efficient has been growing for some time. Rating systems such as LEED, Energy Star and Green Globes in North America and BREEAM, HQE and DGNB in Europe are growing in popularity. Sustainable design, zero-net energy and eco-friendly are the […]

C&K – Illuminated push-button switches carry customisable graphics

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C&K has added painted and laser-etched symbols to the backlit caps on its APB series of industrial push-button switches. Available with either blue or white LEDs, the backlit caps provide a visible indication that the switch has been activated or turned on. In addition, since the LEDs are independent of the switching mechanism, designers can […]