Why a Santon switch?

Why a Santon switch?

Unique way of switching

The basis of the Santon DC switches is formed by a double-bladed contact bridge that connects two terminal clamps. The blade-shaped fixed contacts are clasped by the blades of the bridge. The switching takes place by turning the bridge with an insulated mandrel. The bridge and the contacts are located between two plastic discs, which together form the switch chamber.

Switching within 3ms

Springs are pre-tensioned when switching with the DC mechanism. At the end of the switch angle of 90ยบ the built-up spring force is released in its entirely to the 2nd (inner) shaft of the switch. Because of this construction a very high switch speed is realised which results in a very short power shut off time which is essential for DC switching.

Switching without tension arc

The flame arc is broken off as quick as possible so that wear as a result of the flame arc is reduced to the very minimum.

Self cleaning contacts

When switching, the double surfaces of the blade rub the contact area clean. As a result the contact resistance is very low. Because the contact is clasped at both sides by the blade, the switch is extremely vibration-proof and shock-proof.

Unprecedented possibilities

Various mounting options, extended shafts, special buttons, motor-driven variants: Santon is specialist with regard to developing and producing unique switches.

On this site we present typical solutions. If you have questions regarding these typical solutions or how we can provide you with suitable solutions for your situation, please contact your nearest office.