Hinge Switches are a form of safety interlock switch which is typically located at the hinge point of a safety guard or door. Performing the same function as a hinge, but will make or break the circuit if the door is opened or closed. Hinge switches have been designed to replace traditional door switch contacts as they improve safety while still performing their basic function.
Utilised in many industries Hinge Switches have a wide range of applications, but are generally used to prevent access to dangerous equipment and hazardous areas, ultimately protecting personnel. When somebody attempts to open a door incorporating a hinge switch sensor it will communicate to the relevant control system and cut the power to the equipment inside, preventing injury and possible damage to the machinery.
There are various versions of Hinge Switches available, differing in the trigger angle range along with the maximum current and voltage they can be used with, there are also load bearing hinge switches to deal with heavier guarding and doors.
Kempston Controls a select range or hinge switches from leading suppliers including Pizzato, Schmersal, Siemens, Guardmaster and more. Give our dedicated sales team a call on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or use the contact form above to discuss your Hinge Switch requirements.
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GUARDMASTER ENSIGN 3,2NC 1NO,HINGE SHAFT 50MMX10MM by Guardmaster