PR 118 - Released Nov 2015

New SMT-Encoder from knitter-switch saves space

knitter-switch introduces a new encoder which saves space because of his very small foot print and  height. It is designed for applications which need a high quality encoder where space is extremely restricted, e.g. measurement instrumentation or household applications.


The new  MERS 5-12 is requiring a space of  6 x 9 mm only on the PCB and with a casing height under 3 mm it is extremely flat.

The high quality encoder has to be operated from the top, has 12 pulses/detents per rotation and a mechanical life of 100 000 turns.


The MERS 5-12 is, as well as the complete wide range of standard DIL, tact, rotary encoder, toggle and push-button switches, available directly from knitter-switch and a number of distributors throughout Europe. Samples are available on request. For more information visit