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Compact Integrated: Light, Switch, Handle

Signaling and indicator lights, switches and buttons – elements that hardly any machine can do without. The new Ganter cabinet U-handle GN 6284 integrates all of these functions into a single, compact element.

Handles with additional active functions optimize the operation of systems and machines, simplifying operation and process monitoring. Precisely for these more complex applications the cabinet U-handle GN 6284 was designed: It has an integrated button and a large, colored, backlit area on the back of the handle. The buttons and the illuminated area are functionally distinct but can also be used in combination.

For example, the button can be used to acknowledge actions or request interruptions in operating cycles. The two-channel design of the switch element increases safety during operation. It is available either as two normally closed contacts or as a combination of normally closed and normally open contacts. This way, it can cover a wide range of applications with DC and AC voltages from 24 to 240 volts and currents of up to 3 amperes, depending on the category of use and type of connection.

The light element on the back of the handle is made up of a form-fitting diffusor made of robust polycarbonate that is tightly attached with an IP 67 protection rating. It homogenously diffuses the light produced by the interior LED module in a variety of colors and brightness levels depending on the activation of the 24-volt RGB matrix. This transforms the handle into a status indicator that is visible even from the side or from a distance – ideal for large systems operated with small crews. Depending on how it is wired, the light signal can indicate problems in the process, signal normal operation or show that the system is ready to be opened. The colors and functions can be allocated individually. The extensive documentation and the video tutorial provided on the Ganter website lay out the many possibilities.

Of course, Ganter has taken a holistic approach and provided the illuminated cabinet U-handle with a passive counterpart. GN 6284.1 has the same shape and material (glass fiber-reinforced polyamide) as its active sibling, allowing for consistent machine design. Speaking of design: This combination of multifunctionality, design, ergonomics and versatility was awarded the prestigious iF Design Award 2023.


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