Torque And Geared

Torque And Geared


This is the final lesson in the Limit Switches Course. This lesson describes geared limit switches and torque switches. This lesson also discusses maintenance, troubleshooting, and adjustment requirements for these switches.

Module Objectives

  • Explain the internal function of a geared limit switch and torque switch in a control circuit.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and adjust solid state limit switches.
  • Describe the possible malfunctions of a geared limit switch and torque switch.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair these switches.


This course consists of four lessons designed to provide training for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. Topics include purpose and function, types of limit switches, safety considerations, and replacement compatibility. Additional topics include possible malfunctions, maintenance and troubleshooting, solid state, torque and geared, and lever-actuated switches.


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