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A , also called a plugging switch, is commonly connected, either directly or via a belt, to the shaft of the motor or the equipment that it drives and consists of a set of that are activated by centrifugal force from the rotation of the shaft mechanism. The sets of contacts can come as either or . Each set will change their state when subjected to shaft rotation.
Several symbols are used for zero-speed switch contacts, and the curved arrow represents the rotation of the motor to either open or close the contacts depending on their normal state.
The threshold of when these contacts open or close can be easily adjusted with a screw through the switch housing.
Since the slightest rotation can activate the switch contacts and introduce a hazard, some plugging switches are equipped with a special solenoid coil called a . The lockout relay incorporates a mechanism to disable the contacts until the motor itself has been energized.
Zero-speed switches are used in circuits to provide either action (momentarily reversing a motor to stop it) or action (preventing the reversal of a motor until it has come to a rest).
As a rule, a zero-speed switch with normally open contacts will provide plugging action, and a zero-speed switch with normally closed contacts will provide anti-plugging action.
A switch that is activated by centrifugal forces and is attached either directly or via a belt to the shaft of the motor.
The conducting part of a switch that makes or breaks a circuit.
A contact that under normal conditions does not have continuity through it. When the contact changes its state it permits the flow of current by closing its contacts. Can be associated with pushbuttons, pilot devices or magnetic contactors.
A contact that under normal conditions has continuity through it. When the contact changes its state it interrupts the flow of current by opening its contacts. Can be associated with pushbuttons, pilot devices or magnetic contactors.
A special solenoid coil included in a plugging switch assembly that disables the contacts until the motor itself has been energized.
When a motor is spinning in one direction and is stopped and suddenly re-energized in the opposite direction before the shaft of the motor has time to come to a complete stop.
A circuit that is not designed to suddenly stop or reverse a motor until the shaft has come to a rest.