SIRIUS ACT - Performance in Action

Powerful machines and plants need powerful push buttons, switches and indicators: SIRIUS ACT offers you a unique portfolio of elegantly designed push buttons, indicator lights and switches that are the perfect embodiment of style, intelligence, and physical toughness. Constructed with genuine metal and high-grade plastics, and engineered with smart functions and communication capabilities, these new push buttons, indicator lights and switches have been extreme element tested to ensure reliability for your most mission critical operations. For us, pressing a button is more than just a matter of pressing a button!

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Actuators and indicators

Push buttons, indicators, switches

Push buttons, indicators, switches

Our flat, round metal and plastic elements combine unparalleled functionality with a timelessly esthetic look. Four design lines and diverse options for combining the kind of actuator and indicator, material, color, the type of front ring and lighting make the command and signaling devices look like they have been specially designed for your system.

Modules for actuators and indicators

Contact modules and LED modules

Contact modules and LED modules

The contact modules are fitted with slow-action contacts (NO contacts or NC contacts). These ensure a high switching reliability even with small voltages and currents, such as 5 V/1 mA. They are suitable for use in electronic systems as well as conventional controls. The contact pieces of the NC contacts are positively driven.

Only LED modules with permanently integrated LEDs are available for illumination. Contact modules and LED modules bear terminal designations acc. to EN 50013.

Enclosures

Empty enclosures, standard fittings

Available as empty enclosures or with standard fittings

Enclosed SIRIUS ACT push buttons and indicator lights are used as hand-operated control devices for separately allocated control units and cabinets. The devices are suitable for use in any climate and all have IP66, IP67, IP69 (IP69K) degree of protection, including those with cable glands.

Accessories

Labels, protection / access protection, etc.

Accessories for the SIRIUS ACT portfolio

  • Labels (e.g. insert labels, inscription labels)
  • Protection/access protection
  • Actuators
  • Screw connection, Adapter and so on for enclosures
  • Miscellaneous accessories

Highlights at a glance

SIRIUS ACT is a modular system of push buttons and indicator lights for front plate mounting and rear-mounted electrical modules. It can be flexibly configured to specific customer requirements and features extensive accessories. For common applications, complete devices are offered.

Extensive selection

  • Push buttons
  • Illuminated push buttons
  • Mushroom push buttons
  • EMERGENCY STOP mushroom push buttons
  • Twin push buttons
  • Sensor switches
  • Push buttons with extended stroke

 

Pros:

  • Rugged and durable, even in a tough environment, thanks to IP69K protection (including IP66, IP67, IP69)
  • High media resistance, for example, to oils, aggressive vapors and caustic solutions
  • Numerous trade certifications and national/international approvals
  • Four modern design lines in metal and plastic 
  • Easy to operate, thanks to improved haptic properties and illumination
  • Fast, single-handed installation thanks to retentive actuator function
  • Twist prevention integrated into patented holder design
  • Alignment arrows and distinct module slots for reliable connection 
  • No special tools required 
  • Communication solutions: AS-i, IO-Link or PROFINET/PROFIsafe 
  • Can be integrated easily via TIA Portal
  • Safety connection via AS-i and Profisafe for EMERGENCY STOP mushroom pushbuttons
  • Intuitive configurator with image-based product selection, labeling and documentation options

Extensive selection

  • Selector switches
  • Key-operated switches
  • ID key-operated switches
  • Toggle switches
  • Coordinate switches
  • Potentiometers

 

Pros:

  • Rugged and durable, even in a tough environment, thanks to IP69K protection (including IP66, IP67, IP69), with the exception of ID keys: IP65
  • High media resistance, for example, to oils, aggressive vapors and caustic solutions
  • Numerous trade certifications and national/international approvals
  • Four modern design lines in metal and plastic 
  • Easy to operate, thanks to improved haptic properties and illumination
  • Fast, single-handed installation thanks to retentive actuator function
  • Twist prevention integrated into patented holder design
  • Alignment arrows and distinct module slots for reliable connection 
  • No special tools required 
  • Communication solutions: AS-i, IO-Link or PROFINET/PROFIsafe 
  • Can be integrated easily via TIA Portal
  • Safety connection via AS-i and Profisafe for EMERGENCY STOP mushroom pushbuttons
  • Intuitive configurator with image-based product selection, labeling and documentation options
  • Various mechanical types of key-operated switch can be supplied (RONIS, BKS, CES, IKON)
  • Electronic ID key-operated switch for individual authorization management and unique identification of users

The hightlight of our switches

ID-key-operated switches are used in place of conventional key-operated switches particularly in industrial plants, where there several safety-related implications are available, and where different authorization levels are necessary for operating a system.

 

Switches and keys are not coupled mechanically, but are linked via a wireless connection using a tag that is built into an ID-key and read by the transmitter unit in a switch. Keys and switches are plastic-coated, and do not come into contact at the wireless interface. This protects the electronics in the switches against external influences such as dirt and water. 

 

An additional advantage over conventional keys is that the tag, and thus the authorization levels of a key, can be modified remotely. After the delivery of the assembly, new keys can be easily added location-independent via an individual number. If an ID-key is lost, it can simply be blocked and replaced. In addition, a number of different evaluations are possible.

 

Pros:
  • Individual authorization management for groups or individuals
  • Unambiguous identification of users
  • Increased plant safety
  • Degree of protection IP65 
  • Different colored keys (RFID chip) for each authorization level
  • Unrestricted selection and combination of authorization levels, white key freely programmable for individual special locks via IO-Link
  • Easy integration into plant via TIA Portal (Port Configuration Tool)

Extensive selection

  • Indicator lights
  • Acoustic signaling devices
 
Pros:
  • Rugged and durable, even in a tough environment, thanks to IP69K protection (including IP66, IP67, IP69), with the exception of acoustic signaling devices: IP40
  • High media resistance, for example, to oils, aggressive vapors and caustic solutions
  • Numerous trade certifications and national/international approvals
  • Four modern design lines in metal and plastic 
  • Easy to operate, thanks to improved illumination
  • Fast, single-handed installation thanks to retentive actuator function
  • Twist prevention integrated into patented holder design
  • No special tools required 
  • Communication solutions: AS-i, IO-Link or PROFINET/PROFIsafe 
  • Can be integrated easily via TIA Portal
  • Intuitive configurator with image-based product selection, labeling and documentation options

 

Indicator lights versions

 

Single-color:  

Voltage versions: 24 V AC/DC, 110 V AC, 230 V AC, 6 - 24 V AC/DC, 24 - 240 V AC/DC

In compact and/or complete design, depending on voltage version

 

Three-color (traffic light LED):  

Voltage versions: 6 - 24 V AC/DC, 110 V AC, 230 V AC

In compact design. The colors green, yellow or red can be generated with two circuits. By activating just one circuit, the color options of red or green can be selected. By activating both circuits simultaneously, you get the color yellow.

Flexible communication solutions for the field and the control panel

Maximum flexibility thanks to a variety of communication solutions

Communication is one of the strong points of SIRIUS ACT. In addition to the conventional screw and spring-type connections of the command and signaling devices, direct connections to PROFINET can also be implemented in the control cabinet or IO-Link and AS-Interface in the field.

 

The various communication interfacing options provided enable simple combinations of push buttons and signaling devices, HMI touch screens and industrial PCs, which means that complex input stations can be set up without extensive wiring and engineering time and effort.

Integration into the TIA Portal enables them to be visually displayed for better harmonization with the hardware, thus simplifying and speeding up hardware configuration. Further advantages are uniform data management, time savings thanks to intuitive hardware configuration and lower downtimes resulting from faster fault diagnostics. The option handling feature (especially with PROFINET) enables flexible systems to be designed and individually adapted – even during ongoing operation.

The new direct connection of SIRIUS ACT to PROFINET/PROFIsafe

The quick and easy installation with ribbon cable (piercing technology) without special tools saves considerable wiring effort.

  • Reduced wiring and fewer error sources at installation and commissioning
  • High flexibility for modifications due to the modular plug-in design
  • Extended diagnostics and parameterization options resulting from integration in the TIA Portal
  • Safety Integrated: EMERGENCY STOP incorporated via PROFIsafe

Connection of SIRIUS ACT to IO-Link via special electronic modules

  • Connection via electronic modules for IO-Link, front panel mounting

Connection of decentralized command and signaling devices to AS-Interface

  • Easy configuration of enclosure solutions via a configurator
  • Shorter installation time thanks to pre-wired, customized enclosure solutions
  • Simple design of safety applications
  • Possibility of integrating all SIRIUS ACT devices
  • Integrated into the TIA Portal

Configurator

The SIRIUS ACT configurator offers you many advantages. Enclosures and labeling can be combined individually and to suit specific customer needs – and this is done particularly easily thanks to graphics-based component selection with a drag-and-drop function and a graphical preview. Using the automatically generated CIN number, you can order your enclosure configuration at any time again without the need to enter any more data.

Switch to 3SU1

Switch to SIRIUS ACT today

From October 2019 onwards, the predecessor series of our command and signalling devices will no longer be available.

Don't hesitate; migrate to the new SIRIUS ACT devices by October 2018 since the phase-out period for the 3SB1, 3SB3 and 3SF5 commanding and signaling devices already started. These devices will no longer be available for delivery starting October 2019.