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Can I Use Home Switch Brackets For My Machines ?
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 Posted: Sat Sep 23rd, 2017 11:28 am
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Hi,
I'm new here in this fantastic community. I have a question for my little project, I know this question is vulgar but I don't have much experience! This is my first project, I'm learning on the internet.
Can I use this home switch brackets for my laser machines if the mounting holes align with the spacing in the aluminum rails and that laser able to cutting plastic abs?
Can anyone please be able to guide me? I would be very thankful to you.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi Steve :wave:



I have used this type of switch over the years, for a number of different things.

It has a very 'light-action', magnified by the lever-arm as well.

The roller-end is handy in easing contact or friction, with other moving parts.

They are also very reliable, I've never seen a busted one.





Omron V-15G6-1C25-K



I'm not exactly sure what you are wanting to specifically use it for.

But provided you stay within its Volt/Amp ratings, which are very generous ...

... the switch should prove very reliable.



Normally-open & normally-closed versions are available, which is also handy.

The spring-loaded arm, without any mechanical-load, is in the 'normal' position.



Hope that helps Steve.



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Steve, welcome to FreeRails,

Not exactly sure what you are asking, but I believe that a laser that will cut ABS won't cut aluminum. Metals require much more power, and a different type laser. Can't you just drill the holes that you are talking about?

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Si. wrote:
Hi Steve :wave:



I have used this type of switch over the years, for a number of different things.

It has a very 'light-action', magnified by the lever-arm as well.

The roller-end is handy in easing contact or friction, with other moving parts.

They are also very reliable, I've never seen a busted one.





Omron V-15G6-1C25-K



I'm not exactly sure what you are wanting to specifically use it for.

But provided you stay within its Volt/Amp ratings, which are very generous ...

... the switch should prove very reliable.



Normally-open & normally-closed versions are available, which is also handy.

The spring-loaded arm, without any mechanical-load, is in the 'normal' position.



Hope that helps Steve.



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Hello Si. Thanks for your suggestion. I will try this Omron V-15G6-1C25-K switch for my machine. Could you please share the datasheet of Omron switch?

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Hello Herb, thanks for the warm welcome and your kind reply. Perhaps, I'm getting my solution, I think so.

Thanks.

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Hi Steve :wave:



I only mentioned that particular switch ...

... because your link in Post-1 goes there.

The datasheet is there also.



This type of switch is called a 'micro-switch' or 'lever-arm micro-switch'.



Many different manufacturers make them, as well as Omron.

They are widely available from R.S, Farnell, Mouser, Digikey, Newark, eBay etc. etc.



There are also 'mini micro-switches' available as well.

Here is one I've used, on the right >.






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