Micro switch from Panasonic has diagnostic benefits
Resistor-based detection of failure modes is offered with the IP67 ASQMR switch, part of the ASQM micro switch family by Panasonic Industry.
An application’s functional safety relies on its components’ being as failure-proof as possible, explains Panasonic. The diagnostic ASQMR IP67 micro switch contains two chip resistors as voltage dividers. This facilitates the detection of the failure modes lead wire break or short circuits to prevent the application from experiencing a serious failure or possibly causing severe damage. The ASQMR is claimed to set different output voltage levels for normal versus failure mode, and the most compact resistor-equipped switch available on the market today.
The double clipping sliding contact design provides shock- and vibration resistance.
There are also solder or fork terminals as well as wire leads options and levers for use according to design requirements.
According to Panasonic Industry, the mini switch can be used in locks, latches and lids in automotive constructions to industrial emergency and safety devices or smart-home or building-automation applications and anywhere that requires component safety and reliability.
Panasonic develops technologies and products for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide.
Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the global Panasonic Group and provides automotive and industrial products and services in Europe. The company is a partner for the industrial sector and researches, develops, manufactures and supplies technologies, and offers a portfolio covering key electronic components, devices and modules up to complete solutions and production equipment for manufacturing lines across a broad range of industries.