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What To Look For in Recycling Timers

Posted on by Judy Johnson

A recycling timer is a digital or analog timer used in industrial settings to offer precise feedback and event activation. Electronic timers trigger the pre-set time interval and transmit an output signal to the linked equipment to start pre-programmed events like alarms and on/off switching. They mainly work as easily pressed, pulled, or programmed safety devices to function in critical manufacturing or commercial scenarios.

What Is a Recycling Timer?

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What To Look For in Recycling Timers

Recycling timers, also known as flashers,  are essential when lights must be turned on and off in a predictable schedule while meeting certain requirements. In addition, recycling devices have an operating range of 2 to 1,000 flashes per minute, as well as custom flash rates,  and can be used for various tasks and projects.

How Does a Recycling Timer Work?

The recycling timer is a fail-safe, small, low-cost mono function or dual function timer with  fixed or adjustable time settings. These are available in easy to use 2 connection versions, plug-in, DIN rail mountable and other mounting configurations. This type of timer is generally employed in industrial relays or 3-phase contactors.

This timer can work in various ways, depending on the end user’s requirement. For example, they can function as warning systems preprogrammed to switch on and  off at a selected rate to grab attention. They can also serve as silent alarms in scenarios where a warning sound may compromise one’s safety. 

Generally, recycling devices use programmed or manually triggered flashing lights as warning signals for whatever purpose is necessary.

Top Considerations Before Buying a Recycling Timer

With safety, function, and cost as general factors that may affect your choice when purchasing a recycling timer, there are several other important details to consider before you secure one for your business. 

Modes of Operation and Function

Recycling timers can offer mono functionality, while others can provide as many as eight possible modes of operation, all available in a single device. 

Timing Ranges

Several factors influence timing ranges. It may be directly proportional to the required process, move, inspection, or queue time. Depending on your need, a recycling timer device can be preprogrammed to adjust to the following requirements.

Technology To Setup and Use

Timers can be operated manually, mechanically, electromechanically, or automatically. Deciding on what type of trigger to use depends on the operation and functionality your recycling timer device will fulfill.

Number of Functions

Multifunctional timers create several actions with just a press of a button. Meanwhile, single-function recycling timer devices are often equipped in fail-safe situations that usually stop or commence a specified task.

Fail-Safe Recycling Timers From Amperite

Amperite is a trusted name for time delay relays, digital timers, flashers, and controlling devices. We focus on producing items tailored to our client’s demands and specifications. We also service industries and end consumers with particular interests in telecommunications, power, government, manufacturing, and high-tech OEMs.

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