16 mm MSM Switches provide momentary switching functions.

Press Release Summary:

Delivering an actuation force of 4.5 N with 1 mm travel, 16 mm MSM Metal Line Switches feature stainless steel housing with anti-vandal design and IK07 protection ratings. The switches provide illumination color options such as red, blue, green, yellow and white. Signal switches are designed for voltages of up to 30 VDC at 100 mA with -25°C to +85°C operating temperature range. Switches are used in white goods, food industry, commercial kitchen and lab equipment.

Original Press Release:

Metal Line Switch Integrates Illumination in Smaller Diameter Pushbutton

SCHURTER expands its Metal Line switch series to include an illuminated 16 mm version. The compact mechanical pushbutton switch provides a sleek look accentuated with a quality homogeneous illumination in a ring style, or complete surface area illumination. Illumination color options include red, blue, green, yellow and white. The standard supply voltage is 24 VDC.

The new 16 mm MSM features a housing made of stainless steel with a mechanical actuator for tactile feedback. Actuation force is 4.5 N with 1 mm travel. The robust anti-vandal design, with IP67 seal protection and IK07 impact resistance ratings, makes it especially suited for use in harsh environments. Operating temperature range is -25° C to +85°C. Additionally, the new 16 mm MSM includes signal switches designed for voltages of up to 30 VDC at 100 mA. The power switches are rated up to 250 VAC at 10 A, making the switches particularly versatile when it comes to panel designs combining both power and signal switches. Switching function is momentary N.O, N.C, N.O. / N.C.

Applications for these versatile 16 mm momentary pushbutton switches include: indoor and outdoor applications, industrial, white goods, vendor and ticket machines, commercial kitchen equipment, food industry, lab equipment, audio equipment and elevator control panels to give examples.

Pricing for the MSM 16 series starts at under $30.00 in 100 piece quantities. Packaging is 10 pieces per box. Data sheet link for the MSM 16 is http://www.schurter.com/en/datasheet/MSM_16 and the MSM CS 16 is http://www.schurter.com/en/datasheet/MSM_CS_16.

For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at (800) 848-2600 or by email at info@schurterinc.com.


SCHURTER is a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Circuit Protection, Connectors, Switches, and EMC Products to the electronic and electrical industries worldwide. SCHURTER’s three divisions: Components, Input Systems and Electronic Manufacturing services are formed to provide customer specific products and services, which focus on clean and safe supply of power and making equipment easier to use. These core competencies bring a high degree of innovation to SCHURTER’s main markets IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Energy.

SCHURTER meets its customers’ highest demands through certified quality, environmental and safety management systems including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and highly developed processes (Six Sigma method). Excellent services are upheld through the consistent application of an all-encompassing quality management system.

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.


Suzanne Bowser

Marketing Manager


447 Aviation Boulevard

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Telephone 707 636 3000

Facsimile 707 636 3033


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