Cam action indexing plungers GN 712 are used in such applications where the plunger must not protrude continually. When turning the cam by 90° resp. 120° degrees in anti-clockwise direction, the plunger is moved through a curved opening in the body. After that, the plunger is retracted.
Depending on the type, the plunger is moved back by a spring in its original position (Type A), is held in retracted position (Type R), resp. is secured against accidental operation (Type S).
In order to move the plunger, safety version Type S requires an additional lifting of the latch.