Position Switch wirelessly transmits signals to receiving unit.

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Suited for assembly points in industrial automation machines and plants which are narrow and difficult to access, Wireless Cube RF 10 provides max transmitting range of 300 m in open areas and 30 m inside buildings. Electronics of switch are provided by battery. Device is available with spring rod actuator or as magnetic switchgear with reed contact. Supporting up to 1,800 switching cycles/hr, Wireless Cube RF 10 offers mechanical lifespan of more than 1 million switching cycles.

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Extremely Compact and Applicable (almost) Everywhere: the Wireless Cube RF 10

Designers of machinery and plants often need extremely compact position switches which can be integrated quite easily into the surrounding construction, even in inaccessible places.

For precisely these applications steute has developed the »Wireless Cube« RF 10, expanding our comprehensive steute range of wireless switchgear and presented for the first time at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES.

This device has an extremely compact design, meaning that it can also be fitted in narrow spaces. And since the »Wireless cube« transmits its signals to the receiving unit in the switch cabinet wirelessly, connection cables are superfluous. Maximum transmitting ranges of 300 metres in the open and 30 metres inside buildings can be achieved.

The electronics of the switch are provided by a battery. A commercially available battery is used, which can be replaced using conventional tools.

A spring rod acting on a microswitch serves as the switchgear actuator. The switch travel is short and the actuation force necessary is minor. Alternatively, the device is also available as a magnetic switchgear with a reed contact.

Besides compact design and uncomplicated assembly, the special features of this radio switch also include long life. Its mechanical lifespan is more than one million switching cycles, and even with a very high switching frequency the compact device is in its element: carrying out up to 1,800 switching cycles per hour.

These features make the new »Wireless Cube« RF10 the ideal switchgear for assembly points in industrial automation machines and plants which are narrow and difficult to access.

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