MSS switch offers a stylish and robust design

08-12-2021 | Schurter | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Schurter has launched the MSS Metal Line Switch, a flush mount pushbutton with an extremely shallow mounting depth and stylish design. Offering a multi-colour side-ring illumination, the MSS gives the user visual feedback from the side and to the front. The greater coverage provides a lateral status indication, particularly desired from a distance. Non-illuminated versions are also created to offer visual indication with a coloured bezel.

The MSS switching technology is very precise and is intended for applications where some degree of pressure is needed to trigger the switching function. The MSS needs a light pressure of 1-3N on the surface to produce the right amount of touch to stop unintentional switching. It has an IP rating of IP67 and a lifetime rating of >20 million actuations. Whether employed in a home doorbell, medical product, laboratory device, or industrial equipment, the compact switch provides eight different bezel housing colours and a spectrum of RGB illumination colours for a host of customised options. Size offerings are 19mm, 22mm, and 30mm diameter. Also, with a slim mounting depth of just 8mm, this switch is highly versatile for various applications, including those where depth is limited, such as door jams and densely packed enclosures.

Switching voltage and current is max 60VDC and 100mA. The operating temperature range is -40C to 85C. The switching function is MO or LA. Highly robust for demanding applications, the MSS actuator is stainless steel with an impact resistance rating of IK06.

By Natasha Shek