Indexing plungers very often fulfill safety functions – but this isn’t the only time when it is important to obtain feedback about their position. With the new series GN 817.6, Ganter now also allows automated status checks.
A new indexing plunger? Yes and no: The new Ganter standard part GN 817.6 offers the familiar basic functionality of a proven indexing plunger but with the key addition of an integrated sensor. This reports the position of the plunger pin by means of an electrical signal – over a cable connection terminating with an M8 standard connector. Three-wire signal transmission by cable was deliberately selected by Ganter. This is safer, more stable and, above all, easier to integrate than a wireless connection, which would have to get by without any status display in order to prolong the battery change intervals