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knitter-switch celebrates 50th anniversary at electronica

31 January 2017 Switches, Relays & Keypads

knitter-switch celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, and used the Electronica Trade Fair in Munich during November to début some of its newest products.

The company’s stand highlighted the detector switches of the series DT and DTS, which are available in various configurations: normally open or normally closed (NO or NC), horizontal or vertical, SMT or through-hole technology. They comply with the highest requirements, for operating temperature up to 85°C and up to three million operations.

The capacitive switches from knitter-switch, series CTK, are an alternative to the popular anti-vandal pushbuttons. Their IK-rating (mechanical resistance of the visible parts) of IK10 conforms to the highest requirement categories, and they boast an IP rating for dust and water of IP68. Through the use of integrated electronics, they can be used with momentary and latching function and NO, NC or changeover contact. Ring illumination, legend etching or an indicator light with 1 or 2 LEDs are possible.

Based on common measurements (threaded bushing M19x1), the CTK capacitive switches can be used without any change to front panels which are designed for vandal resistant switches. In addition to that they can be ordered in a 22 mm and a 16 mm version. They have a working voltage range from 5 to 30 V d.c. and a contact rating of either 0,2 A or 1,5 A. This makes them suitable for switching even high-power LED lamps.



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