Safety Hinge Switch Type SHS3

Product Announcement from BERNSTEIN AG

Safety Hinge Switch Type SHS3-Image

With the SHS3 safety hinge switch we present the logical further development of the SHS series and a solution that makes it unnecessary to replace the safety hinge switch when equipment such as safety gates are damaged as the result of mechanical stress, such as after being bumped by a forklift truck for instance. Even after the switching point has been set, if need be, the user can now correct the hinge setting with the aid of the integrated fine adjustment system. The SHS3 hinge switch is reusable even when the entire system needs to be converted: With the aid of a change kit, the user can redefine the switching point without using the high protection rating of IP 67.

Overview of product advantages:

  • Now also available with protection
    typ IP 69K
  • Flexibility and safety for hinged protective equipment
  • Freely and repeatedly adjustable switching point
  • Switching point freely adjustable by user over a range of 270°
  • Uncomplicated re-adjustment even of set switching point by ±1.5° thanks to
    integrated fine adjustment system
  • Right and left hinged systems possible for optimum cable routing


  • 2 positive opening safety contacts with additional normally-open signalling contact
  • The load-bearing hinge is made from stainless steel or die-cast zinc while the switching system is housed in a high quality plastic enclosure
  • For arduous applications like Food & Beverage industry or for heavy hinged protective equipment
  • Die-cast zinc hinge for standard applications


  • Available with M12 connector
  • Version with Ultra-Lock technology possible
  • AS-Interface variants available
  • The stainless steel hinge is available with protection typ IP 69K
  • Double hinge version with two switches available