Control circuit saves installation time

Pushbuttons and indicator lights, joystick, potentiometer and encoders are included in the RMQ range of compact control circuit devices.

Eaton says its space-saving command and signalling devices, flat front and flat rear components allow machine builders and engineers to design and build cost-effective and compact machines.

The product portfolio ranges from push buttons and indicator lights to key-operated push buttons, joystick, potentiometer and USB versions. An encoder design combines turn and push functions.

All RMQ flat front products are available with high degrees of dust and water ingress protection up to IP69K, and with international approval. Wires, connectors and housing units are pre-integrated and permanently installed resulting in less engineering time and skills required, says the company. There are variations with pre-configured connectors and various lengths of cable for ease of installation.

The RMQ-AFX mounting concept offers anti-rotation protection, flexible distance span and straight level adjustment. The devices are designed for 30mm diameter holes and users can specify a version with or without tongue and groove anti-twist protection (as featured on the other RMQ Titan range). The devices also automatically adapt to the plate thickness and lug options.

Pre-configured wired connections with M8/M12 connectors, or open-ended wires of varying lengths simplify the selection and installation for ergonomic links to machinery. The switches and command signals provide an ergonomic link to the machine, and both components can be combined with emergency-stop devices. In addition to the standard wiring, the devices can also be easily integrated into automation architectures via AS-i as well as into the company’s SmartWire-DT communication and connection system.

The RMQ flat rear components enable a reduced installation depth of less than 30mm. They also feature multi-colour LEDs in red, green and blue, which can be included, for example, as status indicators, to alert the user and assist with process management. The inclusion of LEDs also contributes towards significant cost savings in procurement as there is no need to stock different devices with individual colours. The portfolio includes an emergency-stop button, selector and key-operated switch with fully enclosed rear side. It is also now available with cable lengths of 200, 500mm, one and 3.5m.


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