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Metal over Cap

Exceptionally durable Switch

SCHURTER Metal Over Cap is the ideal solution for durable switches without mechanical parts. Based on the capacitive technology, SCHURTER created a switch panel for the ruggedized market. This switching technology is a good alternative for the well-known piezo switch. The mechanical properties of the Piezo switch and the flexible options of capacitive technology meet here in one product. This all comes in a custom design in order to fulfil your specific needs!

1. Durable material

A durable front material is required for use in harsh environments such as POS / POI terminals. The MoC switch panel is made of stainless steel or aluminium. The panel is therefore protected against vandalism and is installed watertight.

2. Graphic printing

The graphic printing of the surface in the screen printing process is additionally protected against wear by a coating. With this process every individual design can be printed with text and graphics.

3. Backside printed circuit board

The sensor electronics on the rigid printed circuit board are mounted on the rear of the panel. All components are mechanically robust, are not subject to mechanical wear and tear and are resistant to vibration.

4. Mechanical treatment

To define the touch points, the front panel is milled at the rear. This allows the individual actuating force to be adapted to your application in the production process. This design enables the use of robust material with increased panel thickness.

5. Sensor electronics

Various capacitive standard chips are available for the sensor electronics. SCHURTER manufactures the complete printed circuit board for you or supports you during the integration into your system with the corresponding documentation.

6. Illumination

If required, point lighting can be integrated into the front panel by means of LEDs in various colours.


● Security

● Transportation

● Building automation

● Construction machinery



● 1 to14 keys

● Other configurations possible with customized software

● I2C, SPI, UART or digital I/O

● 3.0 V up to 5.5 V operating voltage

● Temperature range -40°C +85°C

● Operating force 1 - 10 N


● Rugged construction

● Attractive flexible design

● Water resistance

● Cost effective compared to Piezo

● Not moving mechanical parts

● Suitable for any climate condition

● Reliable switching technology

Safety is our Business

Innovation and Engineering

SCHURTER is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, input systems and EMC products as well as a PCB assembly service provider for the electronics industry worldwide. Success for and together with our customers is our permanent incentive. We are accustomed to being innovative to meet challenges in diverse markets. We boldly realize new ideas, and we support and drive forward our R&D teams, each day anew.

Quality across the entire line

Products and services from SCHURTER meet the highest demands on quality – because SCHURTER uses quality-, environmental- and safety-management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, the Six Sigma method and the EFQM Excellence Model. All products carry country-specific testing labels such as VDE, ENEC, UL and CCC. Further, customers profit from excellent service and short delivery times thanks to a well-organized international network of Group companies and distributors.

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