Page top

page-top

Omron uses cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to use the website, you hereby agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy

Lead Contents

Limit Switch: Difference between Stainless Steel and Stainless Sintered Alloy

FAQ No. FAQ02221

Primary Contents

Question

What is the difference between the stainless steel and the stainless sintered alloy?

Answer

Stainless steel

It is made by cutting a block of stainless steel.

It is used for a roller of the spatter-prevention type limit switch because spatter hardly adheres to it.

Stainless sintered alloy

It is made by alloying stainless steel powders by applying pressure and heat in a mold. Stainless steel powders with oil soaked through their particles are used for a roller.

Roller abrasion and smear mark appear at the same time, and thus abrasion resistance of the roller is enhanced.