Electronic Pressure Switch offers flexible connection options.

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Supplied in IP65 polymer housing, PE5 offers numerous pneumatic connection options and is available with 2 digital switch outputs or one digital switch output and one analog output. Versions with PNP or NPN outputs are available, and analog output signal can be switched from 0-10 V and 4-20 mA. In addition to LCD with 0.43 in. tall characters, switch features 3 ergonomically arranged buttons to facilitate installation and operation. Pressure range options vary from -14.5 to 145 psi.



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Clear and Distinct; the New PE5 Electronic Pressure Switch from Rexroth



The new PE5 pressure and vacuum switch from Rexroth offers numerous pneumatic connection options and a compact design.

Rexroth is launching its new, compact PE5 electronic pressure and vacuum switches. The PE5 is easy to operate and install, thanks to three ergonomically-arranged buttons and its numerous pneumatic connection options. Its large LCD display is easy to read, even from a distance. This switch comes in a polymer housing and fulfils the requirements for the IP65 protection class.

(Lexington, KY - www.boschrexroth-us.com/brp) The Rexroth PE5 electronic pressure and vacuum switches are available in two electrical versions: with two digital switch outputs or with one digital switch output and one analog output. Versions with PNP or NPN outputs are available. Its analog output signal can be switched between voltage (0 - 10 V) and current (4 - 20 mA). The PE5 electronic pressure switch is designed to measure the relative pressure via a piezoresistive pressure sensor and has pressure range options from -14.5 to 145 psi (-1 to 10 bar). The pressure is shown on the illuminated LCD display in bright, large characters (0.43" in height). Pressure units can be displayed as psi, inHG, bar and KPa.

With compact exterior dimensions of 1.4"W x 2.6"H x 1.3"D, the PE5 electronic pressure switch can be mounted using an optionally available bracket or on a DIN rail. Additionally, the PE5 switch can be combined with the Rexroth AS and NL series maintenance units via a double nipple. Depending on the version, the pneumatics connection is established either with a 4 mm push-in fitting or a G1/4" internal thread on the underside. A female G1/4 thread is available on the reverse of all versions for connection to regulators and distributor blocks. The electrical connection is established with a 4-pin M12x1 plug.

The switches' options, including the displayed unit of pressure, switching modes, and others can be programmed quickly and easily using the three large, user-friendly push buttons. After the switch has been programmed, it returns to display mode and shows the current pressure. The unit of the displayed pressure can be seen in the lower section of the display and the switch output states are shown at the top.

Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $7.4 billion (5.4 billion Euros) in 2007 with nearly 33,000 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth's unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. Visit www.boschrexroth-us.com for more information.

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