Machine Building

Machine Building

Santon is specialised in switch technology and supplies many customer specific solutions in the electro-mechanical switchgear field. The solutions often concern situations where standard switches are not satisfactory or where standard switches must be adapted to meet customer requirements. We have a complete range available from 10A up to 2000A and 1000V, which are very robust, shock and vibrant proof. 

We have presented typical solutions on this site. Please contact your nearest office  if you have any questions regarding these typical solutions or regarding how we can provide you with suitable solutions for your specific situation.


Citadel WR

The Citadel WR range is developed to withstand high pressure cleaning, making it suitable for area's like slaughterhouses, dairy industry, food industry and medicine industry.


- Watertightness IP66, IP67 and IP68- IP69 for high pressure cleaning- EMC versions available

- Chemical resistant material Noryl GFN2-SE1
- AC currents from 16A up to 250A, and up to 1000V
- Self cleaning blade wiping action contacts
- IEC 947-3 certified
- Can be supplied with auxiliaries
- Padlockable

The P-Type Switch Disconnect

The P-Type Switch, also known as the Santon switch, is a robust switch which is typically useful in dusty environments, in environments where shocks can occur (trains, earth quake or explosions) and designed for switching of DC currents. 

The P-Type Switch is used in many industries and has proven itself to be one of the best switches on the market.

Because of it's modular design the switch can meet practically any customer specific demand.

The P-Type Switch is available in a range of enclosures and can be used in many different environments.

Learn more about the Santon P-Type Switch Disconnect

The C-Type Switch Disconnect

Our cam switches, just as our packet switches, are designed to high quality (Santon) standards.

The switch cells compromise top quality thermohardened melamine with excellent resistance to creepage current and arcing.


The double break contacts are coated with a silver alloy and the other components are selected with equal care. 

The sturdy design forms the basis for a range of well dimensioned, almost everlasting switches.



The SS Range of enclosed Disconnector switches are housed in Sheet Steel or Stainless Steel enclosures rated at IP65. The Sheet Steel units come in a choice of 2 colours; Grey RAL7035 or Red BS538, the Stainless Steel units are grade 316 polished. 

The Somerton Range of Disconnectors are lid mounted with Red/Yellow padlockable handles, lockable in the Off position by a max of 3 padlocks, locking in the On is also possible -on request.All units come complete with an early break auxiliary as standard and the enclosures have ample room for cabling and are undrilled allowing the installer to make entries where required.


- Stainless steel enclosures for AC and DC isolators IP54 – IP65
- Sheet steel cabinets for AC and DC isolators IP54- IP65
- Cast steel solutions for Eexd use, for flammable liquids, gases & vapour-sand, II B T6 (certified for gas groups IIA & IIB, temp. class T6)
- Standard switch ranges: 16A, 25A, 40A, 63A, 100A, 200A, 300A, 500A
- Hand operated, optionally: motor driven or both
- Customer built assemblies



The Shelter switch from Santon is a competitive solution for switching electrical circuits in accordance with EN-IEC947-3. The Shelter switch for example is used for the isolation of machines, heating equipment, welding equipment, air conditioning units, lamps, lifts and other machinery.


- AC current from 10 up to 2000Ampères, and up to 660Volt AC
- Max 12 positions in one deck- Standard enclosures plastic IP65
- Optional with signal lamps, key locks, padlocking possibilities, etc.
- Optional in enclosures IP66, IP67 and IP69
- Many switch schemes possible due to modular set up
- Customer built solutions
- IEC and UL


Customer specific solutions for Machine Building

We work together with our customers to develop the best solution for their demand. This demand may vary from pre-wiring loose switches to adjust switches with specific shafts, knobs and/or enclosures.

Our website offers just a selection of possibilities. Please contact our sales department for more information on what we can do for your specific situation.