A new range of space saving industrial switches suitable for high-tech operator controls has been launched by EAO Controls. The new Series 51 switch range is designed to occupy less space behind the panel (just 34mm including the contact block for a pushbutton), allowing more contact blocks to be stacked in the same space and more room for additional system components.

The range comprises illuminated pushbuttons, indicators, selector switches and key switches in a choice of sizes, shapes and materials (i.e. hard wearing plastic and aluminium). A variety of lens and bezel colour combinations are possible to create the best functioning and looking controls.

Up to four normally open (NO) and four normally closed (NC) contacts can be mounted per switch. They will accommodate a range of operating voltages from 10A/100V up to 250V/5A depending on the switching element. There is also a choice of terminals including solder, solder plug-in and PCB.

With front protection to IP65, guaranteed for more than one million cycles, and compliance to national and international standards, Series 51 are suitable for machinery, process control and automation, heavy duty lifting and moving equipment, transportation and medical.