Global Processing

Emergency stop safety switches

June 16, 2008

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces 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 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 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+Fuchs’ popular flat-to-round cable adapters to reduce installation time to less than 60 seconds. Panel-mount versions include connection cable that is quickly cut to length, and easily connects to the AS-Interface network using Pepperl+Fuchs’ 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.