How can it be defined in simple terms?

A timer is a simple automation component which is used to manage actions over a period of time or control how long actions last.The timer is a control device which triggers an action according to a time and a function. After a predefined time has elapsed, the timer closes or opens one or more contacts.

Timing cycles, whether single shot or repetitive, are started by latching inputs or pulsed inputs, allowing a wide variety of functions to be created.

To execute which actions?

Triggering, Actuating
A timer can be used to trigger an action according to a predefined time. It can also be used to stagger actions over a period of time.
Delaying, Flashing
In any time-related application, the timer can play a role and can be used to:
  • Run installations according to times that can be adjusted by the user.
  • Calibrate a machine running time.
  • Allow or prevent an action.
  • Delay an action.
  • Manage stopping/starting of a motor, pump, etc. (star delta).
  • Make an LED flash.

A panel mounted range and a DIN rail mounted range


  • Available in mono or multifunction versions analog or digital, with or without memory, to meet the specific needs of each application.
  • A timing range of up to 9,999 hrs to cope with prolonged processing operations
  • A range of supply voltages from 12 to 240 V in one unit for optimized stocks.
  • Recognized quality and reliability ensures the correct operation of equipment.