The new I49 position switches
Where space is restricted and high ingress protection is required, most position switches are flawed. This does not apply to the new I49 switches from BERNSTEIN. With very slim dimensions and overall IP 67 protection these switches they are a perfect solution for either position indication or safety applications.
I49 mechanical position switches are used to signal specific occurrences, usually associated with the completion of a step in a process. The automation industry uses this system to trigger a new work process or signal. Actuating a switch mechanically allows information to be sent to a machine or installation. This may be a safety function so that the machine stops automatically. These products can be used across all industries and environments including: monitoring of safety gates, hatches or protective hoods; position monitoring of moving parts; object detection in conveying technology; end position control of components; position monitoring on rolling doors; or monitoring of sliding doors.
Different actuators such as metal plungers, metal roller plungers, nylon roller plungers or nylon roller levers enable flexible applications – even in rough conditions. The new position switches correspond to protection type IP 67 and all position switches in the I49 series have positively driven NC contacts according to IEC 60947-5-1.
The I49 is a type 1 switch according to ISO 14119. With a suitable system layout, the switch can be used up to performance level e.