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  • Technical Paper: Reed Switch in Comparison with Mechanical Switch (.pdf)
    A comparison chart by specification.
  • A switch to the desktop
    Features once reserved for special automated switches on production lines have migrated to desktop instruments. A firm well known for developing integrated circuits embarked on an interesting project recently. The company began replacing a bank of mechanical switches that engineers there had
  • Mechanical Switches
    Mechanical switches can be divided into two basic types. The first, commercial and appliance switches, are used in fairly clean environments such as offices or homes. They are not sealed and are generally used for light, low-current applications. The second type, industrial switches, actuate
  • MBS 1350 - The Switch with a Difference
    In the mobile construction industry, inexpensive cartridge pressure switches are often used to control hydraulic applications in construction vehicles. But mechanical switches have a relatively short life span, so although inexpensive, the cartridge pressure switches were costing manufacturers
  • Switch Tips: Photointerrupter switches
    Ordinary electromechanical switches are not the only choices for applications demanding long life. To get a long-lived switch it is possible to use a photointerrupter in lieu of mechanical fixed and movable contacts. Photo interrupters also avoid the ancillary limits of lubricants and internal I2R
  • Switch Strategies for the Hydrocarbon Industries (.pdf)
    of routinely checking problematic mechanical switches is forcing users to leave them unattended, opting to direct limited resources to critical and more costly equipment
  • Application: Electric Toothbrush On/Off Switch (.pdf)
    For years manufactures of electric toothbrushes have used mechanical slide switches to turn on and off the power to the toothbrush. The mechanical slide switches are subject to very harsh environments having to deal with chemically active toothpastes, acidic saliva, and running water at various
  • Application: Off Hook Telephone Switching (.pdf)
    In the past, disconnecting a telephone connection required the placement of the handset on the receiver. This placement activated a mechanical switch which created the electrical disconnect. The mechanical switch is subject to any spillage or debris clogging the contacts which will affect
  • Limiting Factors of Mechanical Switches
    components. in these applications include pressure and. temperature switches, which can be. mechanically set to switch an electrical circuit. and activate a process upon achieving a. specific pressure level or temperature.
  • Enhance Control System Security Using Process Switches
    of protection. It also shows how simple, yet reliable electro-mechanical switch-based protection can improve cyber defenses by complementing traditional techniques with another layer of protection independent of centralized control systems.
  • 50 W High Power Silicon PIN Diode SPDT Switch
    Radio transceiver designers have searched for a low cost solution to replace expensive mechanical switches and relays to direct high power transmit signals to the antenna and prevent that signal from entering the sensitive front end of the local receiver, while also allowing a low-loss connection
  • User-Friendly Technology Throughout Your Industrial Switch's Lifecycles
    Automation engineers are normally concerned with designing, implementing and maintaining robotics, PLCs, IO devices, mechanical processes, automated machines and programming of those. All these duties consume an engineer's time making it imperative that configuring and managing an Ethernet
  • Rolling-ring linear actuators put friction to work
    . Inner rings set at an oblique angle to the driveshaft. Friction between the inner rings and rotating driveshaft produce axial thrust to drive the rings and attached housing. Direction of travel (and thrust) can be reversed with a simple mechanical switch. The switch flips rings to their mirror
  • Angle and Inline Valves Options Guide
    MDC angle and inline valves are available with precision mechanical position indicator (MPI) option. The MPI system consists of two single pole, double-throw micro switches mounted on top of the pneumatic actuator air cylinder. Each micro switch is wired in the normally open position. Wiring
  • Solid State Relays Overview and Applications
    the output switch of the OCMOS FET, which, in turn, opens or closes the output terminals. A normally-off type (which is functionally the same as a 'make contact” mechanical relay) leaves the output terminals open, if there is no input signal, and short-circuits the output terminals if an input signal above

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