Interlocking safety switches for machine guards
IDEM INCH and MK1 series of interlocking safety switches are designed to fit leading edge, hinged, or lift-off machine guards.
IDEM's INCH and MK1 series of miniature tongue interlock safety switches are designed to fit leading edge, hinged or lift-off machine guards. With a 16.5mm to 18mm or 16.5mm to 22mm mounting profile, rotating heads with dual actuator entry and force guided normally-closed contacts, switches are available with plastic or stainless steel housings and with M16, M12 quick disconnect or half-inch NPT threaded connections. HC series shaft hinge interlock switches feature solid or hollow shafts and two closed slow action contacts or one normally-open contact and one closed slow action, make before break contact.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey