Omega Introduces Coded, Non-Contact Safety Switches
The Omega LPC/LMC, CPC/CMC, SPC/SMC Series of coded non-contact safety switches reportedly offers solid construction, universal designs, coded magnetic actuation and a NEMA PW12 (IP69K) rating to fit a wide range of factory automation applications. They are designed to interlock hinged, sliding or removable machine guard doors in factory automation applications and can provide an input to a safety PLC to initiate machine shutdown in an emergency situation. The safety switches are specifically advantageous in factory automation when poor guard alignment exists and anti-tamper sensing and long life are required, according to the company. The switches are suited for general factory automation, packaging and some food processing.