Robust and reliable metal line switch

MSM LA CS expands the Metal Line range as well as the MSM family of pushbutton switches



SCHURTER develops and manufactures state of the art switch and pushbutton technologies including microswitches, piezo elements, switches with mechanical actuation, metal pushbuttons and keypads as well as display elements. A key focus is Metal Line. The MSM LA CS expands the Metal Line range as well as the MSM family of pushbutton switches. The switches with ceramic surfaces can be backlit across their entire surface and are highly durable.

SCHURTER is expanding its popular MSM family of pushbutton switches with the MSM LA CS. The switch uses a ceramic actuation surface. The biocompatible ON/Off metal switch can be backlit across the entire surface, making it both visually attractive and especially robust. The durable ceramic actuator is particularly resistant to scratches, abrasion, chemicals as well as impact.

The standard or customized legends are directly applied to the ceramic material. The illuminated design provides a uniform glow across the entire actuator surface in the selected illumination colour (red, green, blue, white or orange). They can be labelled either in black (positive labelling) or in the selected illumination colour with inverse labelling. The MSM LA CS switch, available with 19 or 22 mm mounting diameters, is suitable for use in a temperature range from ‐20°C to 85°C.

The specific switching state can be easily detected by the latching position of the actuator, which enables user-friendly actuation and, at the same time, prevents inadvertent switching. In addition, due to the blade-terminal connections, the switch can be wired very quickly.

The sturdy stainless steel housing and the scratch proof ceramic actuator make the MSM LA CS switch impact proof and robust. These ceramic versions are especially suited for use in equipment operating in harsh environmental conditions or for applications that require protection against vandalism.