Electro-mechanical timers function as on delay, off delay, interval timers, or repeat cycle devices. This device regulates specific machine functions, such as filling or actuating a part of the system, such as a conveyor. In addition, an electro-mechanical timer is characteristically long-lived. If your application for a timer requires less space or where a non-fixed (variable) time range is required, then look at our Electronic Timer products.
Eagle Signal electro-mechanical timers are very popular for applications that do not require extremely fast duty cycles or reset actions. Select the proper electro-mechanical timer from the Eagle Signal portfolio based on the time interval requirements of your application.
Simplicity of Operation - user-adjustable setpoint with a knob and a simple clock-like dial
Operate in Harsh Power Environments - electro-mechanical timers are virtually immune to EMI, brownouts, and blackouts and withstand many power surges
Heavy Duty Construction - years of operation continue to prove the extended maintenance-free life in dirty, dusty, damp, hot, and cold environments
Simple Programming - no switch programming required. Timer works the way you expect it to work
Long Service Life - highly reliable. Exact or similar replacements available for an extensive installed base
Electro-mechanical timers consist of electrical and mechanical components and often feature an electric motor that drives one or more gears. They typically accept electric or electronic inputs to operate a mechanical output such as rotating wheels or knobs. The ruggedness and simple efficiency of an Eagle Signal electro-mechanical timer are what makes them ideal for applications in spaces such as:
In electro-mechanical timers, a synchronous motor turns the cam through the switch contacts. Sometimes, a friction clutch can be found between the cam and the gear train. Electro-mechanical timers must be adjusted manually.
The five main types of electro-mechanical timers include on-delay, off-delay, internal delay, recycle (percentage), and one-shot timers.
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