Mechanical position switches signal the occurrence of a certain state, often the completion of a work step. In automation, a new work process can be initiated or a signal can be triggered. The mechanical actuation of a switch leads to an information transfer to a machine or system. This can be, for example, a safety function that ensures that the machine stops automatically in a dangerous situation.
Mechanical position switches usually consist of two modules: a basic device with a selectable switching contact and an individual drive head, such as a roller plunger, adjustable roller lever or spring bars. As a result, many combination variants are possible, which can be adapted for every application.
Areas of application in automation technology:
A wide variety of areas of application in automation include:
Mechanical position switches can be found in almost all areas of mechanical and plant engineering as well as in conveyor technology.
The basic elements with electronically adjustable switching points such as the position switch Eaton 266121 - LSE-11 or the position switch Eaton 106729 - LS-S02 with rounded plunger are each available in different versions with NO/NC combinations.
The position switches from the LS-Titan® series can be combined with control devices from the RMQ-Titan® series to form a compact operating device for a defined snap-action behaviour. You can also find these in the Automation24 portfolio under Control & Signalling Devices RMQ-Titan. While operation is carried out via control devices such as emergency-stop, selector switches, pushbuttons and mushroom-headed pushbuttons as well as key-operated switches, the mechanical position switches ensure the corresponding switching changes.
All products have a protection rating of IP66/IP67 and are easy as well as time-saving to install. The mechanical position switches are connected via cage clamp terminals or screw terminals and are maintenance-free and vibration-proof.
At Automation24 you will find a large selection of mechanical position switches for your protection and the safety of your machine processes at very reasonable prices.
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