Designed with a high IP66/67 degree of protection, they are particularly suitable for operation in harsh industrial environments. The 31 mm narrow enclosure in accordance with EN 50047 has two or three contacts and the 56 mm wide XL enclosure in accordance with EN 50041 has up to six contacts.
This makes a high number of switching variants possible. Both new types are available as a complete unit and as a modular system which the user can configure individually, for instance, using a basic switch with M12 connector and an actuator head with plunger. A new feature is a compact plunger with high-grade steel plunger without overtravel for all metal enclosures.
A new protective cap made of rubber and suitable for all EN 50047 actuator heads additionally prevents coarse dirt from entering the actuator head interface.
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.
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