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1. (WO2017151328) ACTUATION APPARATUS FOR MAGNETICALLY-TRIGGERED PROXIMITY SWITCHES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151328    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/018315
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01H 36/00
Applicants: GENERAL EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC., D/B/A TOPWORX, INC.
Inventors: LAFOUNTAIN, Robert, L.
HAMPTON, Brian
MCDILL, James
RIGSBY, Bruce
SIMMONS, Michael
Title: ACTUATION APPARATUS FOR MAGNETICALLY-TRIGGERED PROXIMITY SWITCHES
Abstract:
Actuation apparatus for use with magnetically-triggered proximity switches are described herein. An example apparatus includes an actuator shaft (116) having a first segment (168) and a second segment (170), the first segment intersecting the second segment. The first segment (168) defines a first end (172) of the actuator shaft, and the second segment (170) defines a second end (174) of the actuator shaft opposite the first end. The second segment further defines a slot (178). The apparatus further includes a detector magnet assembly (120) coupled to the first segment (168) of the actuator shaft (116) adjacent the first end (172). The apparatus further includes a switch arm (114) coupled to the second segment 170 of the actuator shaft (116). The switch arm (114) includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a portion located between the first and second ends of the switch arm. The portion of the switch arm (114) is positioned in the (slot (178) of the actuator shaft.