Switch offers simple integration into automotive and industrial equipment

C&K has launched the SAM series multiway switch. This switch is defined by its seamless integration, direct motor management based on single pole, double throw contacts and flexible mechanical characteristics including travel, shaft shape and dimensions.

The SAM series switch suits applications such as seat adjustment systems for automotive, off-road vehicles and avionics along with industrial controls and motorised healthcare devices that require a specific ergonomic feel. The company says the SAM series switch enables manufacturers to reduce the necessary hardware to power the functionality of the device being controlled by eliminating the need for relay switches.

“The ergonomics of electrified switch controls are quite similar among different brands,” said Norman U, automotive solutions manager, C&K. “What sets C&K’s SAM series switch apart from competitors is its easy integration, versatility and durability. Customers can now order off-the-shelf SAM switches while different versions are also customisable for haptic and button interface modulation to meet specific design needs.”

Notable features of the SAM series switch include a two- or four-way actuation, power contact technology for direct motor actuation, direct mounting capability on to a printed circuit board, a spring-loaded shaft to reduce vibrational noise, various shaft lengths and shapes for easy integration, and different haptic ranges.

With strong PCB mounting and THT terminals, the SAM series switch has excellent durability necessary for automotive applications, says C&K. In addition, extra features such as signal, low profile and improved haptics for power contacts can be provided on most customised versions.

Customers can also benefit from an increasing range of features integrated into products based on the latest trends in human machine interface solutions.

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