Pneumatic cylinder position switch
AutomationDirect's Nitra line of pneumatic cylinder position switches feature nine solid-state electronic switches that are available in 3-wire DC PNP and NPN configurations.
The Nitra line of pneumatics products from AutomationDirect now includes nine styles of position switches for pneumatic cylinders, including round, dovetail, t-slot, square, and D-shaped; additional dovetail accessories are available to accommodate larger dovetail slots. The new styles are solid-state electronic switches available in normally-open 3-wire dc PNP and NPN configurations, and can be purchased with an M8 wiring connector or 3-meter integral cable with wire leads. Mounting bands with adapters for round body cylinders are available ranging from 1/8” to 4 in.” sizes.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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