Mechanical position switches
What are mechanical position switches?
Mechanical position switches signal the occurrence of a certain state, often the completion of a work step. In automation that means that a new work operation can be started or a signal triggered. By mechanically activating a switch the information is transmitted to the machine or plant. It may also be a safety function so that the machine automatically stops in a dangerous situation.
Mechanical position switches usually consist of two modules, a basic device with a selectable switching contact and an individual operating head such as a roller plunger, adjustable roller lever or spring-rod actuator. This allows very many combinations that can be adapted to each application.
Applications in automation technology
Very versatile applications in automation are for example:
- end position monitoring of components
- position detection on sliding doors
- object detection in conveying
Mechanical position switches can be found in almost all fields of machine and plant construction in conveying.
Mechanical position switches at Automation24
Automation24 carries mechanical position switches from the company Eaton in various designs and therefore for each requirement. The basic elements with electronically adjustable switch point: position switch Eaton 266121 - LSE-11 or rounded plunger: position switch Eaton 106729 - LS-S02 are available in various versions with normally closed/normally open combination. They can for example be combined with roller lever Eaton 290178 - LS-XLB, spring-rod actuator Eaton 266133 - LS-XS or actuating rod Eaton 266131 - LS-XRR . The connection technology with cage clamps or screw clamps is maintenance free and resistant to vibration.
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