Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues
The Omega K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches are designed for food processing, pharmaceutical, packaging, and petrochemical applications.
The Omega K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches are designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift off machine guards to provide positively operated switching contacts. They offer a choice of various actuators to aid installation and maintain durability, while providing robust position interlock detection for moving guards. The K-SS has a 316 stainless steel body and IP69K enclosure protection that is designed to cope with the rigorous applications of the food processing, pharmaceutical, packaging, and petrochemical industries. The switch is rigidly mounted to the frame of the guard or machine. The actuator is fitted to the moving part (frame) of the guard and is aligned to the switch entry aperture. When the actuator is withdrawn from the switch, the safety contacts are positively opened and the machine circuit is broken.
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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