E-stop switches for automation and specialty machines
Elobau Sensor Technology Inc. offers a line of e-stop switches for the automation and specialty machine market.
Elobau has added six styles of e-stop push buttons that address a wide range of specifications and applications to their line of e-stop switches. The 22.5 mm emergency stop buttons have all the necessary safety compliance ratings including EN 418, VDE 0660/Teil 200, EN/IEC 60947-5-1, EN/IEC 60947-5-5, CSA and UL approvals.
A variety of styles and options are designed to meet specific applications and installations including button ilumination, an IP69K type for high pressure wash down applications for food processing applications and a key-release type. Combined with a wide range of normally-open (N.O.) and normally-closed (N.C.) force-guided contact block configurations, virtually hundreds of different combinations of functionality and performance can be achieved.
The e-stop switches are rated for 1M cycles, electrical and mechanical. They are rated for 3A @ 240V/1.6A @ 480VAC.
Elobau Sensor Technology Inc.
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