Metal Pushbutton Switch with Ceramic Actuator


Schurter’s MSM CS, is the first of its kind metal pushbutton switch with a patented highly durable ceramic actuator. The ceramic material is resistant to scratches, abrasions, impact, and chemicals. It is also hypoallergenic to the touch. The ceramic actuator allows for fully transparent backlighting in red, green, or blue, as well as a newly introduced bright white. The non-illuminated version offers a translucent actuating surface. Black lettering can be applied directly onto the ceramic material. Negative lettering to produce an inverse effect is also an option.  

The MSM CS has a low profile of 1.7 mm, with an impact rating of IK07. It is rated IP69K for seal protection against liquids and common chemical agents. The microswitch is UL, CSA and ENEC approved. Different switch configurations are offered over a range of 30 VDC to 250 VAC. Current rating ranges from 0.1 to 10 A, depending on switching voltage. The MSM CS is available in 19 and 22 mm mounting diameters and is equipped with quick connect terminals . The microswitch is pre-wired in the assembly and then snapped onto the switch housing. The tough yet attractive design of the MSM CS presents new and innovative switch options for a host of products including vending equipment, ticketing machines, food service appliances, and sanitation equipment, as well as medical equipment designed for hypoallergenic environments. 


  • low profile of 1.7 mm
  • impact rating of IK07
  • 19 and 22 mm mounting diameters

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