Press Releases

SCHURTER - 09/07/2017

CDS1 Configurable Display Switch with OLED Display

SCHURTER introduces its new generation of human-machine interfaces with the CDS1, a switch sized input system using capacitive touch technology. The intuitive operation with the touch of a finger, swipe or rotation on the touchscreen conveniently resembles that of a smartphone, delighting users with visual and sophisticated taste.

Plug-and-Play can't be easier. Unpack, connect and immediately begin using the machine simulator (Windows) provided. Fully configurable, the user decides on the imagery to be used for selection. The selection is then activated with just a swipe of the bright round OLED display. Tap the home LED to return to the home screen. Change up the image or add features like subtle fade-in and fade-out. The same flexibility applies to the glass screen, e.g. any symbols on the softkeys are possible. All images, graphics and animations can be loaded to its 4 MB internal mass storage via Micro USB 2.0 interface. Standard machine control communication interfaces I2C, SPI or RS232 are available.

Description

  • Capacitive touch sensor technology in combination with OLED display
  • Easy to implement Plug and Play human machine interface (HMI)
  • Touch input and graphical output
  • Upload customers pictures and videos

Features

  • The CDS1 is mounted on the front panel from the rear using a special mounting ring and screws.
  • It has a seal protection rating of IP67 when used with the O-ring, IP40 without.
  • An added aluminum decorative ring accentuates the design.
  • Supply voltage is 3.3 VDC.
  • Display is 16 bit color OLED, 128 x 128 pixel. Touch screen is full size PCAP.
  • Operating temperature is -20°C to +60°C.

Applications include high end industrial appliances, professional audio, commercial food service appliances, sophisticated home appliances, equipment and appliances such as vending, service kiosks used in specialty public venues, specialty lab equipment.

 




SCHURTER - 08/31/2017

IEC Applicance Outlet with Integrated Status Indication for Smart PDU applications.

Today, PDUs often use LEDs mounted in between outlets to display a current status. This is not the most efficient approach in packing density, thus precious real-estate can be saved by using outlets with integrated light pipes. The control of the LEDs is freely configurable, wherein each state can be clearly and independently represented. An outlet could, for example, signal an outage with a red LED, or a critical power consumption pattern with a yellow LED.

SCHURTER introduces its new IEC appliance outlet, series 4797-5, with integrated light pipes. The new outlet compliments SCHURTER's classic J outlet with solder or quick-connect terminals. It also broadens SCHURTER's existing range of F outlets with light pipes.

Description

The F outlet is rated 10/15 Amp at 250 VAC according to IEC/UL and the newly added J outlet is rated 16/20 Amp at 250 VAC. The outlets provide a space and cost-saving solution for intelligent PDUs used in data centers and other multi-distributed power applications.

The 4797-5 is compatible with V-Lock or S-Lock cord sets for a cord retaining option with either vertical or horizontal mounted outlets. It features snap-in panel mounting for a panel thickness of 1.5 mm. Variations from 1.0 to 3.0 mm are also possible. Grey and white outlets are also available to differentiate between blocks or banks of outlets. The 4797-5 can be equipped with up to four light pipes.




SCHURTER - 07/27/2017

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.

Description

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.

  • Extension of the MSM 16 series with illuminated variants
  • Ring Illumination (RI) and full actuator Area Illumination (AI)
  • Multiple illumination options up to 5 colors
  • Galvanic isolated and potential-free connections on the switch
  • Seal protection
  • Vandal resistant
  • Standard and customer laser markings available




SCHURTER - 12/7/16

Sporty fuseholder adds value for quick assembly and in rough applications.

New FUS fuseholder is designed for high-performance applications and presents the first dust and water-proof fuseholder with ingress degree of protection IP67. Especially for rough applications. The snap-in fuseholder series guarantees fast and tool-free assembly.

Description FUS

Shock-Safe Fuseholder, 5 x 20 / 6.3 x 32 mm, Slotted Cap / Fingergrip

Description

  • Fuseholder for 600 VAC applications
  • Fuseholder with high rated power acceptance
  • Screw type fuse carrier
  • Meets the requirements of IEC 60335-1 for appliances in unattended use. This includes the enhanced requirements of glow wire tests acc. to IEC 60695-2-12 and -13.

Unique Selling Proposition

  • Fuseholder for high performance applications
  • High protection class IP67
  • Easy, fast snap-in mounting

Standards

  • IEC 60127-6  Edition 2.0
  • UL 4248-1
  • CSA 22.2 no. 4248.1

Approvals

  • VDE Certificate Number: 40044384
  • UL File Number: E39328

Applications

  • Equipment with three-phase supply (400 VAC)
  • Applications with rated current up to 16 A (VDE)

Part Numbers

0031.9158

0031.9162




SCHURTER - 10/12/16

ClearCap - the transparent capacitive switch technology from SCHURTER

The new SCHURTER ClearCap technology offers transparent capacitive sensor fields for easy integration behind glass, polycarbonate or polyester. This single-layer, customizable sensor film includes pre-definable touch fields in the active display area. In addition normal capacitive function keys are possible.

For small diagonals displays or larger displays with simple menu structures, ClearCap technology is the cost-effective capacitive solution. Keys, sliders and wheels are easy to integrate and provide a flexible functionality in an attractive modern design with effective costing. The transparency allows to backlight the area of the operating elements with LEDs in multiple colors.

The ClearCap technology of SCHURTER can be used in medical and laboratory equipment, vending machines, building automation and security.




SCHURTER - 10/10/16

SHF 6.3x32 and SHF 6.3x32 Pigtail

SCHURTER's compact high performance fuse now with nominal current ratings from 1 A to 32 A and with VAC and VDC ratings.

Description

  • 6.3 x 32 mm fuses for primary protection
  • 16 rated currents from 1 A to 32 A
  • Pigtails optional

Unique Selling Proposition

  • High rated voltages up to 500 VAC / VDC
  • High breaking capacity up to 1500 A

Standards

  • UL 248-14
  • CSA C22.2 no. 248.14

Approvals

  • UL File Number: E41599

Applications

  • 3-phase applications
  • DC applications
  • Power supplies
  • Frequency converter
  • Power electronics



SCHURTER - 10/6/16

Waterproof push/pull appliance coupler with protection degree IP 67 and IP 69K

SCHURTER presents the new waterproof IEC connector consisting of the appliance inlet type 4761 and the rewireable cord connector type 4762. With its high protection class IP 67 or IP 69K connected or unconnected with cover, this appliance coupler is perfect for supplying power to appliances used in harsh environments such as industrial, marine, laboratories or any type of outdoor appliances.

The Push/Pull locking system provides a strong reliable connection, yet at the same time ensures a break-away cable in the event of overdue stress. The blue shape and color of the pull-out mechanism indicates the pull-out direction. A clear catch sound is heard upon the seated connection. The connector style is similar to the international standards of IEC and UL/CSA 60320, but is distinguished by a special arrangement of the contacts, so as not to interchange with conventional power cords. This ensures the maximum power applied, IP protection and the cord retention. The connector can be temporarily submerged in water and can be cleaned with high-pressure hot water cleaners. Both components are very easy to terminate. The inlet 4761 is available with solder or quick connect terminals. The connector is equipped with conventional screw terminals, as commonly seen in rewireable connector designs. Thus, no special tools for wire assembly are necessary.

The appliance couplers are available in black and white. The dual components, appliance inlet and cord connector, can be ordered as complete sets, which simplifies the ordering processes and customer logistics. The inlet and connector are also available as individual components for separate inventorying. Accessory covers are available for both plug parts, providing a waterproof protection IP 67 in plugged state and IP 69K in an unplugged state. These protective covers also offer protection against pollutants, which can potentially contaminate the contacts.

The waterproof appliance coupler set is VDE and UL/CSA approved. The rated current is according to IEC 10 A @ 250 VAC, according to UL/CSA 15 A @ 250 VAC. The maximum operating temperature is +120 °C. Quick connect terminal options for the inlet are 4.8 x 0.8 mm, 6.3 x 0.8 mm or solder. The cord connector can be assembled with cables from 6.0 - 10.0 mm, maximum wire size acc. to IEC 1.0 mm2, according to UL/CSA 14AWG (2.08 mm2).

The approvals of these connectors according to IEC/UL 60320 simplify the process for the equipment manufacturer to obtain approval of their appliances, because many equipment standards with respect to the power supply refers to these component standard

Part Numbers

4312.0000 Inlet Black

4312.0002 Inlet Black

4312.0003 Connector

4312.0006 Connector

4312.0007 Inlet White

4312.0013 Inlet White




SCHURTER - 9/27/16

MoC - Metal over Cap

SCHURTER's new Metal over Cap (MoC) is the ideal solution for durable and robust switches and keypads without mechanical moving parts. This capacitive MoC technology is a good alternative to the piezo switches.

This robust switching panel is designed for use in harsh environments and can be equipped with front plates of stainless steel or aluminum. The customer-specific graphical printing of the surface design is made by screen printing with an additional protective coating. The sensor electronics with common communication interfaces is mounted on a rigid PCB from the rear. The MoC technology is robust against vibrations and permits use in an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.

The MoC technology of SCHURTER can be used in building and security technology, transportation and construction machinery.




SCHURTER - 7/29/16

5120 now with Plastic Flange

5120 series is now available with a plastic flange. The new option expands the existing series, which features a metal flange for screw mounting. The new version features a flat front design, which offers an attractive modern looking alternative to the like products on the market.

Description

  • Panel Mount: Screw-on version from front or rear side, snap-in version from front side, PCB Version from rear side
  • 2 Functions: Appliance Inlet protection class I or II, Line filter in standard and medical version
  • Solder, quick connect or wire (stranded)
  • PCB Mounting
  • Earth Terminal

Unique Selling Proposition

  • Various variants
  • Metal flange for optimal shielding
  • Compact design
  • Variants for protection class I and II

Approvals

  • VDE Certificate Number: 40016382
  • UL File Number: E72928
  • CCC File Number: 2010010204438235

Characteristics

  • Compact high performance filter 
    Optimal shielding due to completely closed filter case, unpotted
  • Designed for standard and medical applications 
    Suitable for assembly in metal plated plastic housings
  • Suitable for use in equipment according to IEC/UL 60950 
    Suitable for use in medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1

Other versions on request

  • Snap-in for panel thickness >2mm to 3mm
  • flexible wire with various lengths
  • Class X1- and Y1-capacitors for enhanced withstand voltage
  • Medical version M80
  • Variant with notch for V-Lock mating Cordsets