Commonly Asked Questions About Electro-Mechanical Timers
What are electro-mechanical timers?
Electro-mechanical timers consist of electrical and mechanical components and often feature an electric motor that drives one or more gears. They typically accept electric or electronic inputs to operate a mechanical output such as rotating wheels or knobs. The ruggedness and simple efficiency of an Eagle Signal electro-mechanical timer are what makes them ideal for applications in spaces such as:
- Pump controls
- Food processing
- Material handling
- Plastics manufacturing
- Irrigation timers
How do electro-mechanical timers work?
In electro-mechanical timers, a synchronous motor turns the cam through the switch contacts. Sometimes, a friction clutch can be found between the cam and the gear train. Electro-mechanical timers must be adjusted manually.
What are the types of electro-mechanical timers?
The five main types of electro-mechanical timers include on-delay, off-delay, internal delay, recycle (percentage), and one-shot timers.