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Limit Switch Selection Guide

 

Basic Switch Selection Table

Limit Switch Selection Table

 

General-purpose Limit Switch

Enclosed Limit Switch

High-precision Limit Switch

Touch Limit Switch

Other Limit Switches

 

 

General-purpose Limit Switch

 

 Item                         Model

WL

WLM

D4V

D4A-[]N

HL-5000

Appearance

WL Limit Switches

D4V Small Limit Switches

D4A-N Limit Switches

HL-5000 Limit Switches

Features

Wide selection of two-circuit double break

Double seal fitted to rotating parts. Improved resistance to abrasion and smoother movement. Improved visibility when setting stroke zones

Compact vertical models approximately 1/3 the size of Omron limit switches

A new version with better seal, shock resistance, and strength

Economical miniature limit switch boasting rigid construction

Degree of Protection (IEC)

IP67

IP67

IP65

IP67

IP65

Rated current (A)

(UL or general rating)

500 VAC

115 VAC

250 VAC

Two circuits: 480 VAC

Four circuits: 125 VAC

250 VAC

Microload type

Available

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--

--

--

Mechanical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

15,000

30,000

10,000

Two circuits: 50,000

Four circuits: 30,000

10,000

Electrical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

750

30,000 at 24 VDC and 10 mA

300

Two circuits: 1,000

Four circuits: 750

300

Operation Indicator

Available

Available

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Available

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Mounting pitch

58.7 × 30.2 mm

(other sizes available)

58.7 × 30.2 mm

56 × 21 mm

59.5 × 29.4 mm

50 × 24 mm

Actuators

Roller lever, adjustable roller lever, adjustable rod lever, fork lever lock, top plunger, top roller plunger, side roller plunger, top ball plunger, side ball plunger, coil spring

Roller lever

Roller lever, adjustable roller lever, push plunger, roller plunger, crossroller plunger, rod lever, coil spring, wire spring

Roller lever, adjustable roller lever, top plunger, top roller plunger, side roller lever, coil spring

Roller lever, adjustable roller lever, top plunger, top roller plunger, coil spring

Approved standards

UL, CSA, EN(IEC) (Approval with conditions), CCC

UL, CSA, EN(IEC) (Approval with conditions), CCC

UL, TÜV, CCC, EC

UL, CSA, CCC

CCC

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Enclosed Limit Switch

 

 Item                         Model

ZE/ZV/XE/XV

ZC-[]55

SHL

D4MC

D4C

Appearance

ZE / ZV / XE / XV Enclosed Limit Switches

ZC-55 Enclosed Limit Switches

SHL Enclosed Limit Switches

D4MC Enclosed Limit Switches

D4C Enclosed Limit Switches

Features

Long-durability and large breaking capacity

Small, high-precision enclosed switch

Subminiature limit switch with high sealing property

Economical, high utility enclosed switch

Small, slim-bodied high-precision enclosed switch

Degree of Protection (IEC)

IP65 (-N type) / IP60 (-Q type)

IP67

IP67

IP67

IP67

Rated current (A)

(UL or general rating)

ZE/ZV/ZV2: 250 VAC

XE/XV/XV2: 125 VDC

250 VAC

250 VAC

250 VAC

250 VAC

Microload type

--

--

Available

--

Available

Mechanical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

ZE/ZV/ZV2: 10,000

XE/XV/XV2: 1,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Electrical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

ZE/ZV/ZV2: 500

XE/XV/XV2: 100

500

500

500

200

Operation Indicator

--

Available

Available

--

Available

Mounting pitch

ZE: 25.4 mm,

ZV: 41.3 mm,

ZV2: 31 × 75 mm

25.4 mm

16.5 mm

25.4 mm

25 mm

Actuators

Top plunger, top roller plunger, roller arm lever

Top roller plunger, hinge lever, hinge rolelr lever, top plunger

Panel mount roller plunger, hinge lever, hinge roller lever, top plunger

Top plunger, top roller plunger, hinge lever, hinge roller lever

Roller lever, top plunger, plastic rod, top roller plunger

Approved standards

UL, CSA, CCC

UL, CSA, EN(IEC), CCC

UL, CSA, EN(IEC), CCC

UL, CSA, CCC

UL, CSA, EN(IEC) (approval with conditions), CCC

 

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High-precision Limit Switch

 

 Item                               Model

D5A

D5F

Appearance

D5A High Precision Limit Switches

D5F High Precision Limit Switches

Features

High-precision switch for detecting Micro-unit Displacement

Optical system achieves 1-µm operating position repeatability in this 4-way switch

Degree of Protection (IEC)

IP40 (M5 type), IP67

IP67

Rated current (A)

(UL or general rating)

12 VDC

24 VAC

Supply voltage: 12 to 24 VDC

Microload type

Available

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Mechanical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

8,000

5,000

Electrical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

1,000

5,000

Operation Indicator

Available

Available

Mounting pitch

M5, M8, etc

23 × 23 mm

Actuators

Pin plunger, top plunger, bevel plunger

--

Approved standards

--

--

 

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Touch Limit Switch

 

 Item                               Model

D5C

NL

Appearance

D5C Touch Switch

NL Touch Switch

Features

Unique touch switch with very light physical contact

Operates with light physical contacts. Offers control functions that cannot be performed with other switches.

Degree of Protection (IEC)

IP67 (equivalent)

IP60

Rated current (A)

(UL or general rating)

200 mA at 24 VDC

200 mA at 240 VAC

30 mA at 12 VDC

170 mA at 24 VDC

300 mA at 200 VAC

Microload type

--

--

Mechanical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

10,000

10,000

Electrical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

--

--

Operation Indicator

Available

Available

Mounting pitch

M18 (screw mounting)

60 × 30 mm

Actuators

Top plunger, coil spring

Top plunger, coil spring

Approved standards

--

--

 

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Other Limit Switches

 

Classification

Small sealed switch

Miniature limit switch

Multiple limit switch

Mechanical touch switch

 Item                         Model

D4E-[]N

D4CC

VB

D5B

Appearance

D4E-N Small Sealed Switch

D4CC Miniature Limit Switch

VB Multiple Limit Switch

D5B Mechanical Touch Switch

Features

Slim and compact switch with better seal and ensuring longer durability than D4E

Manu models including roller lever switches only 16-mm thick with connector

12-mm pitch between poles

Detects object in multiple directions

Degree of Protection (IEC)

IP67

IP67

IP67

IP67

Rated current (A)

(UL or general rating)

250 VAC

125 VAC

30 VDC

250 VAC

30 VDC

Microload type

Available

--

Available

Available

Mechanical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

10,000

10,000

5,000

8,000

Electrical durability * (× 1,000 operations min.)

500

200

300

5,000

Operation Indicator

Available

Available

--

--

Mounting pitch

33 mm

25 mm

50 mm

M5, M8, M10 (screw mounting)

Actuators

Panel mount roller plunger, top roller plunger, hinge roller lever, top plunger

Center roller lever, roller lever, top plunger, top roller plunger

Bevel plunger, roller plunger, hemispherical plunger

Top plunger, coil spring

Approved standards

UL, CSA, EN(IEC), CCC

UL, CSA

EN(IEC) (only for models with ground terminals), CCC

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