EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces, has developed a new range of space saving industrial switches suitable for high-tech operator controls.
The new Series 51 switch range is designed to occupy less space behind the panel – just 34mm including the contact block for a pushbutton, allowing more contact blocks to be stacked in the same space and more room for additional system components. This is a great advantage in flat-panel touchscreen interfaces, wireless remote controls, handheld pendant controls, or any piece of equipment where behind-panel space is restricted.
The range comprises expertly-designed illuminated pushbuttons, indicators, selector switches and key switches in a choice of sizes, shapes and materials – hard-wearing plastic and aluminium. Many different lens and bezel colour combinations are possible to create the best functioning and looking controls.
Up to four normally-open (NO) and four normally-closed (NC) contacts can be mounted per switch. They will accommodate a wide range of operating voltages from 10 μA / 100 μV up to 250V / 5A depending on the switching element. EAO offers a choice of terminals including solder, solder/plug-in and PCB.
With front protection to IP65, guaranteed for more than one million cycles, and compliance to all important national and international standards, Series 51 are suitable for machinery, process control and automation, heavy-duty lifting and moving equipment, transportation and medical.