Position Switches & Sensors


Product Code: 101140772

The Schmersal AZ17 safety switch is a robust machine safety solution featuring a thermoplastic enclosure designed for durability. This switch includes both an auxiliary contact and a safety contact, ensuring reliable performance in critical applications. It comes equipped with an M12 4-pole connector plug with A-coding for straightforward connectivity. The switching element comprises a normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) contact, allowing for versatile integration into various control systems. With a thermal test current of 10 A, the AZ17 can handle significant electrical loads. It operates efficiently within utilisation categories AC-15 at 230 VAC up to 4 A and DC-13 at 24 VDC up to 4 A, making it suitable for a wide range of operating voltages in both alternating and direct current circuits. Engineered for machine safety applications, this Schmersal switch is an essential component for engineers looking to maintain high standards of safety and functionality in their machinery setups.

Technical Specifications

Actuator Type Magnet
Cable Note All indications including the conductor ferrules.
Coding Level According to EN ISO 14119 Low
Contact Material Silver
Degree of Protection IP67
EAN 4030660000000
eCl@ss Number, Version 11.0 27-37-12-18
eCl@ss Number, Version 9.0 27-37-12-05
Enclosure Coating Material Painted
Enclosure Material Glass-fibre, reinforced thermoplastic
ETIM 6.0 EC002591
ETIM 7.0 EC000221
Gross Weight (g) 1472.3
Height (mm) 75
Housing Construction Form Norm construction design
Maximum Actuating Speed (m/s) 2
Maximum Ambient Temperature (°C) 70
Maximum Cable Cross Section (mm²) 2.5
Maximum Fuse Rating 6 A gG D-fuse
Maximum Temperature (°C) 80
Minimum Actuating Speed (mm/min) 60
Minimum Ambient Temperature (°C) -25
Minimum Cable Cross Section (mm²) 0.75
Minimum Mechanical Life 30000000 Operations
Minimum Positive Break Force (N) 8.5
Minimum Temperature (°C) -30
Mounting Type A screw length of 25 mm is sufficient for sensor mounting and for side mounting of the actuators. 30 mm long screws are recommended when the actuator is mounted upright and/or when the sealing discs are used.
Net Weight (g) 50
No. of Auxiliary Contacts 1
No. of Safety Contacts 1
Overvoltage Category 3
Pollution Degree 3
Protection Class of Operating Resource 3
Rated Impulse Withstand Voltage (kV) 6
Rated Insulation Voltage (V) 500
Rated Short-circuit Current (A) 1000
Sensor Height (mm) 158.5
Sensor Length (mm) 30
Series AZ17
Standards EN IEC 60947-5-1 / EN ISO 14119 / BG-GS-ET-15
Storage Temperature (°C) -40 to 85
Switching Element NO contact, NC contact
Switching Principle Slow action
Terminal Type Screw terminals M20 x 1.5
Utilisation Category DC-13 | AC-15
Utilisation Category DC-13 0.25 A
Wire Cross-Section 13 AWG
Working Principle Electromechanical


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