Robust stop switches suit hand-held control units

18th July 2017
Source: EAO Ltd
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Robust stop switches suit hand-held control units

A series of modular emergency stop switches especially suited for handheld control units has been launched by EAO. Designed to reliably protect people from injury and equipment from damage the Series 61 emergency stop switches are also suitable for mounting in remote panels within easy reach of the operator or directly onto a machine itself.

The stop switches are manufactured in a robust mono-block design offering up to three individual normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC) switch contacts.

A foolproof high-speed mechanically decoupled trigger action mechanism breaks the electrical contacts when the switch is actuated.

Safety requirements demand a visual indication of trigger conditions.

A green indication ring shows the user when a Series 61 switch needs to be reset and the optional high- brightness 24VDC central LED illuminates the condition of the switch in low ambient light environments.

According to Robert Davies EAO UK Marketing Manager, Series 61 emergency stop switches are available with a choice of 27mm or 40mm diameter lens: "Our new Series 61 switches require an ultra-low back panel depth of only 21.2 mm, making them ideal for use in modern space constrained hand-held controllers and panel designs," Davies said.

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