Switches Plus Components present the Controflex Ribbon switches. These switches are suitable for safety and warning indicators. They consist of a bottom and upper conductor separated by an insulating strip. The Controflex Ribbon switches’ simple design offers uncompromised reliability.
Controflex Ribbon switches are normally-open, momentary-contact switches for sensing, control and other low power applications. They are simple, reliable and are suitable for applications ranging from general purpose switching to protection of personnel from safety hazards.
Ribbon switch construction consists of a bottom conductor separated by an insulating strip from an upper conductor, all in an insulating housing. The design is self-bottoming, so the linkages, mountings, or interfaces of conventional sensing switches are unnecessary. Simple pressure completes the electrical contact. Life expectancy is over 3 million operations at any point.
Ribbon switch is manufactured in a continuous process capable of producing a single switch thousands of feet long. It is then cut to length and terminated, as required, to make the finished product. Many mounting options are available, including aluminium or PVC channel, self-adhesive backing and doubled-side foam tapes.
Controflex Ribbon switches are available in 2-wire standard versions for general applications and 4-wire fail-safe versions for safety applications. They are compatible with Tape switch fail-safe safety controllers and are UL and cUL recognised, and CE approved.