Limit Switches

Limit switches are a contact proximity sensor device that consists of an actuator mechanically linked to a set of output contacts. When an object comes into contact with the actuator, the device operates the contacts to make or break an electrical connection.

Limit Switch Makeup

Limit switches are made up of three key components:
•Actuator Head - The actuator is the part of the switch that makes physical contact with the object. In some limit switches, the actuator is attached to an operating head which translates a rotary, linear, or perpendicular motion to open or close the electrical contacts of the switch.


•Switch Body – The switch body is the component containing the electrical contact mechanism, the contacts within the body open or close the electrical circuit when the actuator is activated.


•Receptacle/Terminals - The component containing the terminal screws or screw/clamp assembly necessary for wiring purposes.



Actuator Types

Limit switches are available with a wide range of actuator types. The type of actuator used can be determined by the mounting position, force required and objects to be detected.
•Rotary Lever - with lever actuators, a cam or plate hits the end of the lever arm which in turn rotates a shaft and operates the contacts in the switch. The rotation may be spring returned (momentary) or maintained.


•Plunger - Plunger types are best where short controlled machine movements are present or where mounting space does not permit a lever type.


•Cat Whisker or Coil Spring – Longer actuators with a coil wire that can be moved/bent in multiple directions. Typically used in conveying applications to count objects as they pass by.


•Forked – Used with maintained contacts, consisting of two roller levers. One roller will trip the switch and when the second is moved to the opposite direction it will reset the switch.

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- - NO/NC IP67 - Aluminium - - M20 - - Terminal Strip 112mm 88mm
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Plunger DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 73mm
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Coil Spring DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 172mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 230.5mm
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Roller Plunger DPST NO/NC IP67 5 A Thermoplastic 240V 250V Cable Snap - Wire Lead 31.5mm 70mm
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Plunger DPST NO/NC IP67 5 A Die Cast Zinc Alloy, Thermoplastic 240V 250V Cable Snap - Wire Lead 31.5mm 74mm
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Roller Lever DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 106mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 232.5mm
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Roller Lever DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Metal 400V 250V M12 Snap Action - Screw 30.3mm 46mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 170.5mm
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Roller Plunger DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 86mm
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Spring Multidirectional Actuator DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Metal 400V 250V M12 Snap Action - Screw 30.3mm 32.5mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 186mm
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Roller Plunger DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 84mm
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Roller Plunger DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Metal 400V 250V M12 Snap Action - Screw 30.3mm 32.5mm
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Roller Lever DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 124mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP65 10 A Thermoplastic Fibreglass 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 170.5mm
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Adjustable Lever DPST NO/NC IP66 10 A Zinc Alloy 400V 250V Cable Snap - Screw 30.3mm 172.5mm
N° de stock RS 902-6944
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Plunger DPST NO/NC IP67 5 A Thermoplastic 240V 250V Cable Snap - Wire Lead 31.5mm 60mm
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Roller Lever DPST NO/NC IP67 5 A Die Cast Zinc Alloy, Thermoplastic 240V 250V Cable Snap - Wire Lead 31.5mm 92mm