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Understanding the Functions of a Limit Switch

Posted 8th May 2018

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When trying to understand limit switches, look no further than your home. When you open your refrigerator door at home, the inside light instantly turns on. An electrical mechanical device known as the limit switch, turns the lights on. When you close the door, the switch is depressed and the lights turn off. With the door open, the switch is actuated, which then sends an electrical current to bulb. When closed, the opposite is happening.

In the machine tool/manufacturing world, limit switches are commonly used to detect the presence of a moving object when the object passes or when it reaches its final destination. Limit switches allow the user to regulate the operation of a machine equipped with moving parts, connected to a switching action mechanism. Variations of limit switches include waterproof limit switches and compact limit switches that differ in size, mounting method, force capacity and stroke rate involved in the operating process. It is important for limit switches’ electrical rating to match that of the system into which it is installed to reduce the potential for instrument failure and to ensure proper function.

All World offers an extensive lineup of Azbil limit switches that can be installed and used in many different environments. Switches are widely used in general industrial machinery, various industrial plants, outdoor equipment, and designated explosion-proof equipment.

Features of the Azbil switches include:

Robust and reliable

Excellent resistance to harsh environments

Extremely long service life

Explosion-proof models

All-SUS limit switches

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