knitter-switch : Rotary encoders feature LED illumination -

knitter-switch : Rotary encoders feature LED illumination


knitter-switch MERP12 rotary encoders have been designed to replace traditional rotary potentiometers in a wide range of applications and have the added benefit of being illuminated. The new MERP12 range will interest designers currently working on broadcast and professional audio equipment in addition to next generation building automation systems and test and measurement instruments. Rotary encoders offer significant operational benefits when operating “soft” menus.

MERP 12 encoders feature an LED illuminated actuator which can be single or multi-coloured and can be specified with or without a pushbutton action.

Terry Moss, General Sales manager for knitter-switch UK comments, “Our new illuminated rotary encoders are particularly suited to broadcast and professional audio applications where ambient lighting may be low and different coloured illumination can add to ease of use and reduce costly operational errors. This can also be a great benefit in industrial applications. Rotary encoders are rapidly replacing conventional analogue potentiometers as demand increases for additional functionality in digital control of signals and menus.”

knitter-switch MERP12 encoder switch contacts are rated at 5VDC @ 10mA, have a typical lifetime of 30,000 operations, an operating temperature range of –40 to +85°C and may be single hope or PCB mounted.

knitter-switch is recognised for the quality of design and manufacture inherent in its products its switches are used in applications that demand a reliable, trouble-free switch with a long mechanical life.

knitter-switch products are available direct or from a number of distributors throughout Europe and Asia and the United States. Most switches are available from stock and samples are usually available on next day delivery. For more information or to keep up to date with all knitter-switch news visit and register to receive regular new product updates.

About knitter-switch

Since its foundation in 1966, knitter-switch has remained at the forefront of switch technology and now provides an unrivalled range of switching solutions from basic toggle types to membranes and tactile switches for today’s complex communications applications.

Knitter-switch has its headquarters near Munich and has subsidiary companies in the UK, France and Asia and strategic alliances with a number of leading distributors.

The company’s website can be found on

Terry Moss
Knitter Switch UK Ltd
Grove House
Lutyens Close
RG24 8AG
Tel: +44 (0)1256 338670
Fax: +44 (0)1256 338671

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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