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The Internet of Things is booming, and the demand for micro switch is growing Sep 05, 2018

With the advent of the Internet of Things, the market demand for micro-switches is rising, and the demand for switches in China is also increasing. Micro-switches are a category of switches, and demand is increasing with market changes. The micro switch is a contact mechanism having a minute contact interval and a snap action mechanism, and the switch mechanism is operated by a prescribed stroke and a prescribed force, and is covered by a casing, and a switch having a drive rod outside thereof because of the contact pitch of the switch Smaller, hence the name micro switch, also known as sensitive switch.

The external mechanical force acts on the action reed by the transmission element (by pin, button, lever, roller, etc.), and when the action reed is displaced to the critical point, an instantaneous action is generated, so that the movable contact and the touch at the end of the action reed The point is quickly turned on or off.

When the force on the transmission element is removed, the action reed generates a reverse action force, and the reverse action is instantaneously completed when the reverse stroke of the transmission element reaches the critical point of action of the reed. The micro switch has a small contact pitch, a short stroke, a small power, and a quick on/off. The speed of the moving contact is independent of the speed of the transmission element.

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Micro switch application range

Micro-switches are mainly used in electronic equipment such as gas stoves, microwave ovens, rice cookers, computer mice, etc., and micro-switches are also found in modern industrial products such as automotive electronics, military products, test instruments, and medical devices. In addition, micro switch  are integrated into sprinklers, plumbing systems, industrial equipment, and some PCs and peripherals. The aerospace and automotive industries are also very interested in this product. Aircraft, spacecraft, tanks, turnstiles and electronic parking brake actuators are their main applications.

Domestic and foreign suppliers vying for the market's frequent use of mobile applications have stimulated the desire of major suppliers of micro-switches to the market. Both domestic suppliers and foreign giants are peek into this huge market.

Although China's micro-switch products are still dominated by entry-level and mid-range products, Chinese suppliers have increased the performance of micro-switches to improve their competitiveness, but some companies are introducing more high electrical and mechanical properties and added value. Model, moving to the high-end market.