For home and building automation, CHERRY Industrial Solutions presents an energy-harvesting wireless switch module.  Energy harvesting devices are a technological mega trend and when used in combination with RF-technology, the benefits for any switching devices are obvious – no batteries, no wires, no maintenance. At the Motiv8 Forum CHERRY were able to give an insight into the development of such systems and their technical realisation. Topics included key parameters such as energy harvester types, energy management system design and component variables to find the optimum balance between performance, dimensions and cost. For further information go to

CHERRY Electrical Products, founded in 1953, was the subject of an acquisition by The ZF Group in 2008. The well known CHERRY brand continues to thrive under the umbrella of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and in 2010 produced more than 250 million microswitches alone. The product range has been systematically expanding beyond microswitches and now includes sensors, electronic controls, and touch controls based on infra-red technology.

CHERRY switches, sensors and controls are synonymous with quality, precision and reliability, and can be found in a broad range of applications and markets such as white goods and appliances, automotive, gaming, vending, drives, switchgear, control engineering and powertools.