Automation Inside Readers’ Choice Award for Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch

Horsham, USA, Jan. 27, 2020 – AMETEK Factory Automation, the manufacturer of Gemco rotary limit switches, received the Automation Inside Readers’ Choice Award 2019 for Best Encoder.

The Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch controls the intermediate and end limits of linear or rotary motion on cranes, hoists, packaging machinery, conveyors, doors, or material handling equipment, preventing them from exceeding the intended working area. The Gemco 2006 RLS also prevents overtravel by cutting power to the motor or device that is driving a machine. This secures the equipment, the goods, the workflow and, most importantly, the personnel.

The Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch series is rated for more than 15 million operations. It features all-metal gearing and the shaft, which is tested to up to 2,000 RPM, works both clockwise and counterclockwise. The Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch series is manufactured with electrical switches that are UL recognized.

The simplicity of the rotary limit switch is the key to the success. It is easy to set up as it has very simple wiring and will work flawlessly with no maintenance due to the self-lubricating bearings.

Many cranes need to work in freezing temperatures or in the hot summer sun. This will not lower the safety as the Gemco 2006 Rotary Limit Switch works unaffected from -40 to 82°C (-40 to 180°F).

About Gemco

Gemco holds more than 50 years of experience. We pride ourselves on packaging sensors to work flawlessly in the most hostile environments. Gemco is manufactured and supplied by AMETEK Factory Automation. Gemco has the largest selection of standard and custom linear displacement transducer products. With over 1 million possible combinations in our standard units alone, we are certain to have a solution for your specific application.

Consult AMETEK Factory Automation at +1 800-635-0289 to discuss your application or visit the website for a complete listing of our LDT offerings.

AMETEK Factory Automation is part of AMETEK STC, a business within AMETEK, Inc. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. For more information, visit

Henrik Larsen,

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