Switching devices are the key to every process cycle. Whichever application or machine - with switching devices it is possible to start, interrupt or stop an application. Devices are used which are adapted to the respective application in view of switching capacity and voltage range. These devices are not only ON-OFF switches but also main switches to start and to end the entire process cycle. Contactors and relays can also be used to start motors, for example. Timer relays ensure the necessary bridging times in your process.
The switching devices must be adapted to the respective operating conditions and process requirements. One can differentiate between the characteristics and performance of the devices:
The switching power and the voltage range depend on the components connected in your application. The protection rating should be selected according to the operating conditions.
At Automation24, within the Industrial Controls category, you can get switching devices from the manufacturers Eaton, PHOENIX CONTACT, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Selec, TELE, and Lovato Electric at exceptional prices. These are characterised by their high quality and increase both reliability and the safety of people and machinery.
With main switches, you can guarantee a controlled power supply to your machines. The models from Eaton are set apart by their IP65 protection rating. They are thus protected against external influences such as dust and the penetration of water. Lovato Electric main switches, on the other hand, are characterised by their suitability for use in safety-relevant areas.
If you want a relay with extended functions such as time-delayed on and off switching, then the timer relays from Selec and TELE, as well as the time switches from Selec, will be the right choice for you.
If, for example, you want to switch motors and systems, you will require a high contact rating. The main contactors from Siemens, from the SIRIUS series, and the contactors from Schneider Electric's TeSys Deca series offer precisely that. As an ideal addition, you will also find compatible contactor-relays from both manufacturers within the product range – the ideal solution for the switching of control and auxiliary circuits. The contacts can be expanded with the auxiliary switch blocks from Siemens.
For an even faster switching speed, there is a selection of solid-state relays from Siemens to choose from, which, thanks to their electronic function, perform switching functions without wear and are particularly durable.
If enhancing safety in smaller switching systems is important to you, then you should check out the switch disconnectors category within the product range. Here you can pick up high-quality ON-OFF switches and main switches from Eaton. Among them you will also find complete devices within enclosures, thus allowing the switching device to be used directly in the field, without additional protective housing. However, you can also get appropriate industrial enclosures at Automation24.
If you want to protect your machines against overload, then you should definitely pick yourself up some appropriate monitoring relays. You can choose between electronic versions from Siemens SIRIUS, and thermal overload relays from the same series as well as the TeSys Deca series from Schneider Electric.
Furthermore, in the Automation24 online shop you can also purchase current and voltage monitoring relays from Selec and TELE switching devices for the monitoring of additional process parameters. The latter manufacturer also offers temperature monitoring relays and level monitoring relays.
Would you be interested in an alternative that combines the functions of main contactors and electronic overload relays while taking up a minimum of space? Then with the compact motor starters from the SIRIUS 3RM1 series within the drive technology category, Automation24 has a suitable solution for you. The motor starters are suitable for starting small motors up to 3 kW. Thanks to their innovative hybrid switching technology, you benefit from a space saving of up to 75% inside the control cabinet since up to four components can be replaced depending on the application.
Within the Drive Technology category, with the TeSys Ultra modular compact starter series from Schneider Electric you can find another solution with which to save space in your control cabinet. The joint use of the TeSys Ultra base unit with a control unit replaces the combined use of main contactors and circuit breakers. For you, this means reduced wiring and 57% more space inside your control cabinet.
At Automation24 you will find switching devices at very attractive prices. Enhance the safety of your machines and systems now and select the suitable switching device for your application!