In this article and video, Rick Hillmer introduces us to the
M22 line of pilot devices from Eaton.
The M22 series was designed by Klockner Moeller, and when
Eaton purchased Moeller, this line replaced the existing Cutler-Hammer E22
The M22 pilot devices have many features that set them apart such
LED indicators: 100,000 hour full-voltage LED’s are available up to 264 volts
AC, there is not a incandescent or neon option.
Interchangeable button plates and lenses: Pushbutton plates
can easily be changed for different uses. This can greatly reduce MRO
inventory. This bag of plates is only one part #. As you can see,
these plates can also be laser etched with text, eliminating the need for a
Maintained or momentary operation conversion: All selector
switches can easily be converted back and forth from momentary to maintained
operation. As you can see, this three-position selector switch has spring
return to center from both left and right.
If I take out these little yellow coding adapters, the
switch is now maintained in all 3 positions. I can put one back in the
top position, now the right position is spring return to center, with center
and left still being maintained.
Double pushbuttons are available in three different color
combinations, with or without indication and are also available with button
Two and four-way joysticks are available, as well 4-way pushbuttons,
potentiometers, key switches, e-stops, and RJ45 and USB bulkheads.
Contact blocks and led blocks are available as either screw
or spring terminals