What types of switches are available and what are the differences between them?
At Summit Hydraulics we have four types of switches, all of which are valuable given certain situations. We’ll go through each of them, and describe their most common uses, benefits, and pitfalls.
|Joystick Handle (Third Function Valves, J2):||Joystick Handle Momentary switch controls is designed to work with Summit Z50 double acting control valves. This switch includes a joystick handle that replaces your existing handle and has 2 integrated momentary push button switches so you can open and close your cylinder with a push of a button. The handle will thread onto existing joystick shaft using an adapter bushing (thread options available: Tappable ¼” hole, 10mm x 1.5, 12mm x 1.25, 12mm x 1.75, 14mm x 2).|
|Joystick Handle (Diverter Valves, J1):||Joystick Handle Momentary switch controls is designed to work with Summit DV50 double acting control valves. When the trigger is pulled on the included joystick handle, the flow of fluid will switch from the main cylinder to the new auxiliary circuit. To open and close the auxiliary circuit, press and hold the trigger and move the joystick side to side to open and close the auxiliary cylinder. As soon as the trigger is released, flow will automatically switch back to allow use of the main cylinder.|
|Momentary Switch:||The momentary switch for diverter valves works in the same way as the trigger of the joystick handle. Once the button is pressed the flow of fluid will switch from the main cylinder to the new auxiliary circuit, and then will revert back to the main cylinder when released.|
|Maintained Switch (rocker switch):||This is a two-position switch that can select either the first or second circuit. When a particular circuit is selected fluid constantly flow through that circuit until deselected, causing fluid to flow constantly through the other circuit.|