Machine & Operator Safety
E-stop safety switches
November 19, 2007 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a new family of Emergency Stop (e-stop) Switches with integrated Safety at Work (SaW) functionality. These intelligent e-stop switches are powered by the AS-Interface network and are designed to offer fast, error-free installation in field or panel-mount applications. Field- and panel-mount models are available in high intensity, wide-angle illuminated versions, as well as non-illuminated versions, to suit any e-stop application requirement. The field-mountable emergency stop button versions eliminate all wiring to save time and eliminate the possibility of incorrectly wiring the e-stop switch and feature an M12 connector that works in conjunction with Pepperl+FuchsÃ flat-to-round cable adapters. Panel-mount versions include connection cable that is quickly cut to length, and connects to the AS-Interface network using Pepperl+FuchsÃ flat cable-to-terminal adapter, or the terminals of other nearby enclosure-mount modules. Additionally, the AS-Interface node is an integral part of the panel-mount e-stop switch so only the e-stop itself needs to be mounted.