Micro switches can be used in a large assortment of electrical components. The majority of micro switches are used to control, detect, limit and/or trigger a corresponding action. Some examples of what a micro switch is used in includes:
- Brake interlock
- Directional control
- Speed control
- Operator presence
- Safety systems
Micro switches are used in many pieces of equipment and systems in many different ways. When a micro switch becomes faulty, or stops working, it will need to be replaced so your equipment or system continues to work.
As there are many uses for a micro switch, there are also many different types of micro switches. In order to know which micro switch to use for your piece of equipment ask yourself the following questions;
- Does the electrical rating(s) correspond with the equipment to ensure proper operation?
- Does the size and operating force of the micro switch match the requirements of the installation situation?
- Will the number of cycles of the micro switch be enough for what the micro switch is needed for?