New SAM Series Multiway Switches Come with Direct Mounting Capability

Press Release Summary:

The SAM Series Multiway Switches from C&K are suitable for applications such as seat adjustment systems for automotive, off-road vehicles and avionics. The units are offered with two- or four-way actuation, power contact technology and a spring-loaded shaft to reduce vibrational noise. The switches feature PCB mounting and THT terminals.


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C&K Introduces Versatile and Robust SAM Series Multiway Switches Offering Simple Integration into Automotive and Industrial Equipment

NEWTON, Mass., 3 October 2018 – C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announced the availability of its new SAM series multiway switch. This switch is defined by its seamless integration, direct motor management based on SPDT (single pole, double throw) contacts, and flexible mechanical characteristics including travel, shaft shape and dimensions.

The SAM series switch is valuable for applications such as seat adjustment systems for automotive, off-road vehicles and avionics along with industrial controls and motorized healthcare devices that require a specific ergonomic feel. 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,” explains 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 customizable 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. Additionally, extra features such as signal, low profile, and improved haptics for power contacts can be provided on most customized versions. Customers will also benefit from an increasing range of features integrated into products based on the latest trends in HMI solutions.

Customers interested in finding more information or starting a design with the SAM series multiway switch should visit: https://www.ckswitches.com/products/switches/product-details/Navigation/SAM/.

About C&K

Founded in 1928, C&K is one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by design engineers who demand reliable switch performance. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. Used in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace, and POS terminals, C&K products include tactile, pushbutton, snap-acting, toggle, rocker, detect, DIP, key switch, navigation, rotary, slide, switch lock, thumbwheel, smart card readers, high-rel connectors and custom assemblies. C&K is headquartered in Newton, Mass. with global design centers in Newton Mass., Dole France, and Huizhou China. For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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