Hinge Switches

Hinge switches are a type of safety interlock switch fitted at the hinge point of a piece of equipment, such as a door. They work according to the normal function of the hinge, but they are linked up to the power supply and will break the circuit if the door is opened at an inappropriate time. Hinge switches are used to replace traditional door contacts, because they improve safety while still maintaining the same level of operation.

What are hinge switches used for?

Hinge switches are used to prevent tampering with equipment and to protect personnel. They monitor people entering hazardous areas. When somebody attempts to open a protected door, the hinge switch will disconnect the power to the equipment inside, so that nobody gets hurt and the machinery cannot be damaged.

Types of hinge switches

Different hinge switches are designed for use with different pieces of equipment, so they may differ in size and capacity. The trigger angle range can differ substantially, as well as the maximum current and voltage they can be used with. Some hinge switches can be load-bearing, while others are not.


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Description Price Range Series Lock Style Normal State Configuration Maximum Current Maximum AC Voltage Maximum DC Voltage Number of Cable Entries Size of Cable Entries Conduit Entry Shaft Length Trigger Angle Range Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 466-1211
Mfr. Part No.SHS-0Z
TWD1,034.00
Each
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 764-4171
Mfr. Part No.3SE5212-0LU22
BrandSiemens
TWD1,520.00
Each
units
SIRIUS 3SE5 Hinge NO/2NC 3 A dc, 6 A ac 230V 230V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 - 10° -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 323-9532
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL571
TWD1,680.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Hinge NO/NC 6 A 240V 250V 1 PG11 PG11 72.5mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 136-3180
Mfr. Part No.6019390064
TWD7,688.00
Each
units
- SHS3 Hinge NO, 2NC 5 A 230V 24V 1 M6 x 4 M6 63mm ±3 (NC) °, 9 (NO) ° -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 744-8692
Mfr. Part No.570271
BrandPilz
TWD5,682.00
Each
units
PSEN PSENhinge Hinge 2NC - - - - M12 M12 - - -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 764-4174
Mfr. Part No.3SE5232-0HU22
BrandSiemens
TWD1,211.00
Each
units
SIRIUS 3SE5 Hinge NO/NC 3 A dc, 6 A ac 400V 230V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 - 10° -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 305-2010
Mfr. Part No.XCSTL561
TWD1,975.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Hinge 2NO/NC 6 A 240V 250V 2 M16 x 11 M16 72.5mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 323-9548
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL581
TWD1,664.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Hinge NO/NC 6 A 240V 250V 1 PG11 PG11 72.5mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 360-4374
Mfr. Part No.XCSPR551
TWD1,560.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Hinge NO/NC 6 A 240V 250V 1 PG11 PG11 30mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 193-5799
Mfr. Part No.T5C 236-11Z
BrandSchmersal
TWD2,168.00
Each
units
- TC 236 Hinge NO/NC 4 A 230V 24V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 70mm 12.5° -30°C +80°C
RS Stock No. 764-4177
Mfr. Part No.3SE5212-0LU21
BrandSiemens
TWD1,520.00
Each
units
SIRIUS 3SE5 Hinge NO/2NC 3 A dc, 6 A ac 230V 230V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 - 10° -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 201-3581
Mfr. Part No.TV10S-335-11Z
BrandSchmersal
TWD2,675.00
Each
units
- TVS 335 Hinge NO/NC 4 A 230V 24V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 24mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 691-8190
Mfr. Part No.3SE5112-0LU22
BrandSiemens
TWD1,956.00
Each
units
SIRIUS 3SE5 Hinge 2NO/NC 6 A 400V 230V 1 M20 x 1.5 M20 50mm - -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 814-7028
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL553
TWD3,140.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Straight Lever NO/NC 6 A 240V 250V 1 1/2 in NPT - - -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 146-5871
Mfr. Part No.TESK-SU-12ST1
BrandSchmersal
TWD4,730.00
Each
units
- TESK Hinge NO/2NC 1 A @ 24 V dc, 2 A @ 230 V ac 230V 24V 1 - M12 - -25°C +65°C
RS Stock No. 360-4380
Mfr. Part No.XCSPR751
TWD1,560.00
Each
units
Preventa XCS Hinge 2NC 6 A 240V 250V 1 PG11 PG11 30mm -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 744-8698
Mfr. Part No.570270
BrandPilz
TWD6,426.00
Each
units
PSEN PSENhinge Hinge 2NC - - - - M12 M12 - - -25°C +70°C
RS Stock No. 362-2776
Mfr. Part No.TVS 400-12/B-M20
BrandSchmersal
TWD6,490.00
Each
units
- TVS 400 Hinge NO/2NC 2 A 230V 24V 2 M20 x 1.5 M20 - -25°C +65°C
RS Stock No. 146-5872
Mfr. Part No.TESK-SU-12ST2
BrandSchmersal
TWD4,730.00
Each
units
- TESK Hinge NO/2NC 1 A @ 24 V dc, 2 A @ 230 V ac 230V 24V 1 - M12 - -25°C +65°C
RS Stock No. 528-0740
Mfr. Part No.3SE2283-0GA43
BrandSiemens
TWD5,708.00
Each
units
SIRIUS 3SE2 - NO/2NC - - - - M20 x 1.5 M20 - - -30°C +85°C