Safety Limit Switches

Limit switches operate with the movement of machinery, opening or closing the circuit when movement is detected. Safety limit switches provide a level of risk reduction over regular limit switches, as they have a positive actuation structure, which means that if a fault occurs they will stop conducting the electrical load.

What are safety limit switches used for?

Safety limit switches are used in industrial settings to reduce the risk factor in the event of overcurrent or electrical faults. This can be useful in a wide range of applications, from heating and ventilation to the operation of heavy machinery, where normal limit switches might provide a risk if they continued to conduct electricity in the event of a fault.

Types of safety limit switches

Safety limit switches mainly differ by the type of actuator they have. This can be a hinge, roller, rod or push bolt, for example.They can also vary by the number of contacts and cable entries that they have.


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Description Price Actuator Type Actuator Included Normal State Configuration Action Type IP Rating Connection Type Housing Material Number of Cable Entries Number of Contacts Size of Cable Entries Pole and Throw Configuration Series Depth Dimensions
RS Stock No. 302-0029
Mfr. Part No.XCLJ564H29
TWD2,904.00
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units
Roller Plunger Yes NO/NC Slow IP66 Screw Metal 1 2 20 mm - XCL-J 63.6mm 100 x 40 x 63.6 mm
RS Stock No. 133-0061
Mfr. Part No.XCSM4102L5
TWD3,069.00
Each
units
Roller Plunger Yes 2NC/2NO Snap IP66, IP67, IP68 Cable Metal 1 4 - 4P XCSM 70.4mm 30 x 16 x 70.4 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1700
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3902L1
TWD2,160.00
Each
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Roller Plunger Yes NO/2NC Snap - Cable Metal - 3 - 3P XCSM 16mm 70 x 30 x 16 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1611
Mfr. Part No.XCSD3719P20
TWD1,638.00
Each
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Rotary Lever Yes NO/2NC Slow - Cable Metal 1 3 M20 x 1.5 3P XCSD 35mm 122 x 34 x 35 mm
RS Stock No. 814-7964
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3715L2
TWD4,232.00
Each
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Roller Lever Yes NO/2NC Slow IP66, IP67, IP68 Pre-Cabled Metal 1 3 7 x 0.5 mm² 3P XCSM 94mm 30 x 32.4 x 94 mm
RS Stock No. 133-0058
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL962
TWD1,886.00
Each
units
Straight Lever Yes NO/2NC Slow IP67 M16 Nylon 66, Plastic 1 3 M16 x 1.5 3P XCSPL 161mm 30 x 30 x 161 mm
RS Stock No. 302-0007
Mfr. Part No.XCLJ561H29
TWD2,674.00
Each
units
Plunger Yes NO/NC Slow IP66 Screw Metal 1 2 20 mm - XCL-J 40mm 107 x 44 x 40 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1731
Mfr. Part No.XCSM4116L1
TWD2,240.00
Each
units
Rotary Lever Yes 2NO/2NC Snap - Cable Metal - 4 - 4P XCSM 34mm 94 x 30 x 34 mm
RS Stock No. 302-0041
Mfr. Part No.XCLJ565H29
TWD2,904.00
Each
units
Roller Plunger Yes NO/NC Slow IP66 Screw Metal 1 2 20 mm - XCL-J 63.6mm 100 x 40 x 63.6 mm
RS Stock No. 132-9181
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL562
TWD1,624.00
Each
units
Straight Lever Yes NC/NO Break Before Make IP67 M16 Nylon 66, Plastic 1 2 M16 x 1.5 DP XCSPL 88mm 30 x 103 x 88 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1719
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3910L1
TWD1,960.00
Each
units
Plunger Yes NO/2NC Snap - Cable Metal - 3 - 3P XCSM 16mm 60 x 30 x 16 mm
RS Stock No. 479-3043
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3902L5
TWD1,880.00
Each
units
Roller Plunger Yes NO/2NC Snap IP67, IP68 Cable Metal - 3 - - XCSM 16mm 70 x 30 x 16 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1627
Mfr. Part No.XCSD3918P20
TWD1,418.00
Each
units
Rotary Lever Yes NO/2NC Snap - Cable Metal 1 3 M20 x 1.5 3P XCSD 35mm 122 x 34 x 35 mm
RS Stock No. 133-0059
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL771
TWD1,680.00
Each
units
Elbowed Flush Lever Yes 2NC Slow IP67 PG11 Nylon 66, Plastic 1 2 PG11 DP XCSPL 88mm 30 x 103 x 88 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1624
Mfr. Part No.XCSD3910P20
TWD1,280.00
Each
units
Plunger Yes NO/2NC Snap - M20 Metal 1 3 M20 x 1.5 3P XCSD 35mm 89 x 34 x 35 mm
RS Stock No. 766-1615
Mfr. Part No.XCSD3902P20
TWD1,396.00
Each
units
Roller Plunger Yes NO/2NC Snap - Cable Metal 1 3 M20 x 1.5 3P XCSD 35mm 100 x 34 x 35 mm
RS Stock No. 302-0063
Mfr. Part No.XCLJ767H29
TWD2,260.00
Each
units
Plunger Yes 2NC Slow IP66 Screw Metal 1 2 20 mm - XCL-J 40mm 107 x 44 x 40 mm
RS Stock No. 814-7968
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3716L2
TWD4,307.00
Each
units
Roller Lever Yes NO/2NC Slow IP66, IP67, IP68 Pre-Cabled Metal 1 3 7 x 0.5 mm² 3P XCSM 94mm 30 x 32.4 x 94 mm
RS Stock No. 132-9183
Mfr. Part No.XCSPL552
TWD1,622.00
Each
units
Straight Lever Yes NO/NC Slow IP67 M16 Nylon 66, Plastic 1 2 M16 x 1.5 DP XCSPL 161mm 30 x 30 x 161 mm
RS Stock No. 814-7952
Mfr. Part No.XCSM3702L2
TWD4,419.00
Each
units
Roller Plunger Yes NO/2NC Slow IP66, IP67, IP68 Pre-Cabled Metal 1 3 7 x 0.5 mm² 3P XCSM 70.4mm 30 x 16 x 70.4 mm