ELECTRONICS:C&K Components is now providing OEM customers with complete packaged switch solutions. For applications in the automotive, consumer electronics, medical, marine and other industries, C&K is supplying the complete module including the switch, fully-decorated face surface with painted and laser-etched buttons and company graphics, as well as wire harnessing.In the automotive industry, C&K has developed a complete module for automatic shifters for simplified integration into the application in a number of automobiles. In this instance, C&K’s solution can be carried from platform to platform, easily integrating into each vehicle.
In the consumer electronics arena, C&K has developed a complete module for a Satellite-Navigation software company consisting of four tactile switches with uniform backlighting, with one of the switches recessed to prevent accidental actuation. The end product included a device with a fully decorated face surface, including painted and laser-etched buttons and company logo graphics, with a wire harness to plug into the receiver box, thus providing a complete module and solving a major challenge for the customer.
In the medical and marine industries, C&K has developed complete modules for electronic staple counting mechanisms and a solution to replace a mercury float switch that included a connector and gasket in a sealed module, respectively.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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