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Multicolor Switches

Proven Metal Line switches with multicolor illumination

Multicolor Switches

Our piezo switches are often used especially in harsh environments. Their main key benefit is their completely sealed surface, which can be activated by applying minimal force to signal actuation. They are offered with a new multicolored illumination.

Seven luminescent multicolor options

SCHURTER expands its MSM Metal Line range with a pushbutton switch series capable of multiple illumination possibilities. The illumination provides a homogeneous quality in a ring illuminated style, or complete actuator area illumination. Status indication is possible in seven different colors in a single product.

The setting of the individual colors is particularly easy to realize by means of the wire connectors, which are conveniently coded. Three flat plug connectors are used to control the colors red, green and blue. By combining several flat plug connectors, the additive colors cyan, magenta, yellow or white can be created.

The new MSM Multicolor family offers the same diameters as the standard ring illuminated version in 19, 22 and 30 mm. The switches with area illumination use a scratch resistant ceramic actuator and have housings with diameters of 19 or 22 mm. Housings are made of robust stainless steel for both ring and area illuminated versions.

High seal protection and impact resistance ratings of IP67 and IK07, make the switches particularly suitable for use in equipment subjected to harsh environmental conditions, or applications that require protection from vandalism.

The MSM series provides a moving actuator, which is ideal for use in applications where both status indication and tactile feedback are desired. In addition to the MSM series, as well the MCS series also with a mechanical actuator, SCHURTER's piezoelectric (PSE) and capacitive (CPS) switches include options for multicolor illumination. Through a complete offering, SCHURTER provides various technologies in metal line pushbutton switches for a host of specific applications.

Easy integration in the customer applications

The new multicolored illumination of the PSE series greatly expands its application range. To make the integration into customer-specific applications as easy as possible, the strands are color-coded in each of the illumination colors and are supplied with a voltage range of 5 to 28 VDC providing a brightness that remains constant in all applications. The standard version is offered in red, green, and blue. Additional color options include yellow, cyan, magenta, and white, which can be made

through additive color mixing. As soon as two or three strands are supplied with voltage at the same time, the result is a mixed color. Upon customer request, the supply voltage, as well as the internal resistors, can be removed. This creates the opportunity to present a broad color spectrum, which requires the addition of a microcontroller in the application to control the LEDs. Enabling, for example, illumination in a specified company color thus supports matching corporate identity design requirements. In addition, there is the possibility of varying the brightness depending on the design, which allows dimming.


Our Metal Line Switch MSM CS is engraved with laser and fully backlighted with a ceramic actuator.



SCHURTER's capacitive Metal Line switch

SCHURTER's series of momentary and latching push button switches with capacitive touch sensor technology inside. With this product family SCHURTER enters the latest technology trend in push button products on the market.

MSM CS series with brighter and richer surface illumination

Brighter and richer colors create an even more attractive product. SCHURTER is expanding its existing MSM CS and MSM CS LA series with stronger illumination colors.

PSE and MCS 30 multicolor switch with status display

SCHURTER piezo metal Switch and MCS 30, mechanical Metal Switch Line, with illumination possibilities powered by variable input voltages.

Tough but elegant

Switches for harsh outdoor applications are exposed to the most extreme influences. Vandalism, weather, fluctuations in temperature, fine dust and more.

Safety is our Business

Innovation and engineering

SCHURTER is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, input systems and EMC products as well as a PCB assembly service provider for the electronics industry worldwide. Success for and together with our customers is our permanent incentive. We are accustomed to being innovative to meet challenges in diverse markets. We boldly realize new ideas, and we support and drive forward our R&D teams, each day anew.

Quality across the entire line

Products and services from SCHURTER meet the highest demands on quality – because SCHURTER uses quality-, environmental- and safety-management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, the Six Sigma method and the EFQM Excellence Model. All products carry country-specific testing labels such as VDE, ENEC, UL and CCC. Further, customers profit from excellent service and short delivery times thanks to a well-organized international network of Group companies and distributors.

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