Machine & Operator Safety
Omega releases GLHD safety rope switches for indoor, outdoor use
August 15, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 15, 2016 – Omega says its GLHD series of safety rope switches are designed to mount on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards.
The stainless steel heavy-duty switches promise to protect long conveyor lengths up to 250 m (820 ft). Unlike traditional mushroom head type emergency stop buttons, the GLHD safety rope switches can initiate the emergency command from any point along the installed rope length and provide “robust” emergency stop, rope pull protection for exposed conveyors or machines, says Omega. All GLHD switches conform to ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5 and are suited for indoor or outdoor use including washdown NEMA 6 (IP67) rating.