News from Schmersal Inc.


Schmersal is proud to introduce the PS116 Series of compact and robust limit switches for determining the position of movable machine components or machine guards that can be moved laterally or rotated. For ease of installation, these limit switches are prewired with either a M12 connector or a 2 meter cable lead, on the bottom or side of the housing. Since the housing is symmetrical, the switch can be mounted with the cable or connector to the left or right. The PS116 is available with 10 actuator elements - plungers, roller levers, and a rod lever - which are field adjustable, to be set in one of 8 positions (45° steps) to meet application requirements. The compact body design of the PS116 is suited for use in confined spaces to monitor the position or presence of moving parts, work pieces or conveyed materials. The housings are die-cast zinc and heavy duty thermoplastic and are dust tight and sealed to withstand strong water jets (IP66) and submersion in water (IP67), suitable for use in all industrial environments. Schmersal is a world-class designer and manufacturer of machine safety products, industrial switches, position sensors, and related control accessories that meet the new and emerging machine guarding safety requirements of OSHA, ANSI, Robotic Industries Association, and the European Machinery Directive. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Germany. Schmersal products are available at more than 120 stocking distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional sales offices and distributors in over 22 countries. For more information please visit or e-mail

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