The plastic or metal switch housing is identical in design and size to the position switches of the PS 215/216 and PS 315/316 series, giving the AZ switches an equally compact design and easy integration into the surrounding construction. The small AZ215 and AZ216 switches comply with the EN 50047 standard, while the larger AZ315 and AZ316 switches comply with the EN 50041 standard.
In addition to the standard version with M20 cable entry and connection terminals, versions with 4 or 8-pin M12 connector are also available, depending on the number of contacts. With the in-built 8-pin connector, AZ switches can be connected to the SFB Safety Fieldbox. Device versions with three contacts in a wide range of combinations can also assume a signalling role in addition to their safety function. The connection terminals on the switch elements, which are rotated by 45°, enable quick and easy wiring.