Switched on to innovation

Knitter-switchs new 2009 catalogue offers information on new DIP rotary switches, vandal-proof switches, membrane keypads and what is claimed to be the Worlds fastest customised rubber key Knitter-switch designs and manufactures membrane switches and rubber keypads and is amongst the first in the world to offer the latest dual technology keypads. This new type of man-machine interface combines the key features of membrane and rubber keypads into a single, customisable, cost effective keypad.

Established in 1966 knitter-switch has maintained its focus on switch technology and markets, helping ensure the best possible service, support and pricing. With its headquarters near Munich, the company has sales offices in the UK, France China and Singapore, plus a new Hong Kong logistics hub. Knitter-switch stock over 1,000,000 switches in Germany and supports Europe-wide sales via a network of major distributors.

Serving both industrial and electronic equipment manufacturers, switch products use UL approved materials and are designed for reliability and long life. Specialist applications include ESD resistant medical products, silent switches for broadcast, plus long travel actuators and waterproof designs for industrial products. With growing markets in security and safety applications, knitter-switch has introduced its PV series water and vandal-proof stainless steel push button switches, which feature LED illumination. Products are RoHS compliant and, where appropriate, can be taped and reeled for SMT manufacturing.

Toggle and pushbutton switches are available as miniature, sub-miniature and micro-miniature, as are slide and dual-in-line products. Knitter-switch offers a range of tact and multifunction switches for menu selection and control applications. Rotary and rotary coded switches complete the line-up. Many products are available with LED and stand-alone indicators. A variety of buttons and bezels offer a one-stop-shop for integrated control panel manufacture.

The company also offers rubber and membrane keypads for industrial and POS applications. With UK-based and Asian manufacturing the company offers ease of design/prototyping and competitive pricing.