Position Switches

General description of the product

Position switches and proximity switches suitable for marine use. Definitions according to IEC 60947-5-1 and IEC 60947-5-2:

• Position switch: "a pilot switch the actuating system of which is operated by a moving part of the machine, when this part reaches a predetermined position";

• Proximity switch: "a position switch which is operated without mechanical contact with the moving part";

The output of a position/proximity switch is determined by the presence or absence of a designated object. This digital output could be represented by a switched-, voltage-, current-, resistance- or frequency signal.

Typical principles of operation for sensing includes, but are not limited to:

• mechanical, capacitive, inductive, ultrasonic, photoelectric.

Document Type Version Application Date Current Version
Position Switches Requirement 0.0 2019-07-01 No
Position Switches Requirement 0.1 2021-10-01 No
Position Switches Requirement 0.2 2023-07-01 Yes