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Modern Design

How can I make my machine more stylish?
Harmony Flush, the easy way to enhance the look and feel of your machines.

Core products

 

Harmony XB4

 

Harmony XB5

 

Harmony XB7

 

Harmony eXLhoist

 

Harmony XB5S

 

Harmony XB5R

 

Harmony XVU

 

Harmony XVR

Optimize maintenance cost with Harmony, obviously!

What if your production line stopped because of a single push button? With Harmony, you get the tools to optimize your preventive maintenance.
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The ABC of Alarm Management: selecting the best solution for your application

On the road to smart machines: What are the different alarm management options and which one works best for you?

The ABC of Machine Settings: building the best machine for your customer

On the road to smart machines: Designing the right machines requires making the right decisions, here we show you how we help.

The Origins of Flush Aesthetics in Machinery

See how aesthetic evolution has moved design from an afterthought to a key element in product development.

Can industrial productions grind to a halt because of a single, faulty pushbutton?

Unexpected “surprises” in business and industry do occur and often result in avoidable expense and loss of production.

The importance of aesthetics

Your customers will remember the first time they see your machines. And it will influence their buying decisions.

Can aesthetics improve your machine efficiency?

Have you wondered how to choose between flush and standard mounting, or if customized products can benefit your machines?

Robust in all conditions

How can I keep my ship and my harbor machinery at peak performance, in spite of salt, splashing waves, vibrations and constraining certifications?
Discover a range of push buttons fitting your needs for marine applications.

Discover push button customization

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A single provider and a simple choice

Where can I find the push buttons, switches and pilot lights I need ?
Discover a unique offer that minimizes the number of references to stock.

Faster, easier installation

How can I save time on my electrical and control panel installation jobs?
Discover our latest push buttons designed to help you keep costs down.
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1. What are push buttons or switches?
A push button, often referred to as a button, is a basic switch mechanism used to control a component of a machine or an electrical system; they are usually designed with the help of solid materials such as metal or plastic. On the structural front, the surface of push buttons is often flat or contoured to suit the silhouette, finger or hand, allowing it to be depressed effortlessly and with ease.

2. What are the types of push buttons?
Push button switches are generally classified into two types: momentary, in which the action happens only when the actuator is pressed, and alternate action, in which the contacts are maintained until the actuator is depressed again. On the other hand, push button switches are offered in single and multiple pole configurations, but they are restricted to two throws.

3. How do push buttons work?
The majority of push button switches work in the same way. When you press down on the button or actuator, the internal spring and contacts are depressed, and the stable contacts at the bottom of the switch get connected. As a result of this action, when the electrical circuit opens and closes, the spring will retract after repeated application of pressure, changing the condition of the push button connection.

To activate a momentary switch, consistent pressure on the button must be applied. However, a latching switch stays in a stable condition until pressure is applied again to the actuator.