Applications

Power Generation

Reliability is an essential feature for any component used in Power Generation applications. Mechanical failure in these instances can result in not just loss of time or other resources, but can also damage sensitive and essential machinery or equipment.

Namco limit switches are used to convert a mechanical motion into an electrical control signal. The mechanical motion is usually in the form of a cam or a machine component which moves toward a predetermined position. The cam engages the limit switch lever, which then makes or breaks an electrical contact inside the switch, as appropriate. This electrical control signal is then used to limit position or initiate another operating sequence.

Typical Namco limit switch applications are in the control circuits of solenoids, control relays, indicator lights and motor starters which control motion in practically every type of motor driven machine.

Recommended Solutions

  • EA700 Single Pole

    Single Pole

    Switches which make and break one circuit. Circuit provides one normally open and one normally closed contact.

    Shop Series

  • EA700 Double Pole

    Double Pole

    Switches which make and break two circuits. Circuit provides one normally open and one normally closed contact for each pole.

    Shop Series

  • EA700 Triple Pole

    Triple Pole

    Switches which make and break three circuits. Circuit provides one normally open and one normally closed contact for each pole.

    Shop Series

  • Limit Switches

    Limit Switches

    Limit switches are used to convert a mechanical motion into an electrical control signal. The mechanical motion is usually in the form of a cam, a machine component or an object moving toward a pre-determined position. The cam engages the limit switch lever or plunger which makes or breaks an electrical contact inside the switch. This electrical control signal is then used to limit position or reverse the machine travel or to initiate another operating sequence. It can also be used for counting, sorting or as a safety device.

    Shop Series

  • Magnetic Proximity Switches

    Magnetic Proximity Switches

    Non-contact proximity switches are used to detect the position of mechanical motion and provide accurate position indication. An actuator, in the form of a target magnet, passes in front of the proximity switch, engaging the switch, and allowing the internal electrical contacts to change state. The application is never in physical contact with the proximity switch. Applications that typically use limit switches include valve position indication, sorting, level detection and many safety related situations.

    Shop Series