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Emergency Stop Button with Illuminated Base and Safety Light Curtain with Integral Muting

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Banner Engineering Corp.
9714 Tenth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55441

Press release date: January 16, 2013

New safety products from Banner Engineering also increase productivity

An innovative illuminated Emergency Stop button and a Safety Light Curtain with integral Muting have been introduced by Banner Engineering.

Applications include:
Food Processing
Industrial machinery
Packaging, Bottling

First stop button to combine action and status indication
The new U.S. patent-pending 30 mm mount Emergency Stop pushbutton combines safety operation and high visibility status indication in one housing for the first time. With no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required, the E-Stop enhances productivity as well as safety.

The button base is illuminated in yellow when the button is armed and the machine is running or enabled to run. When the button is pushed, the steady yellow turns to flashing red, allowing quick identification of the actuated button to reduce downtime. Multiple buttons can be connected with CSS Series Hookup Cordsets, and some models are compatible with popular safety bus I/O gateways.

The illuminated Emergency Stop buttons are available with 30 mm mounting base or in surface flush-mount configuration. They are CE compliant to ISO 13850 and IEC 60204-1.

Integral Muting eliminates need for external module or controller Banner's new EZ-SCREEN Low-Profile Safety Light Curtain has a built-in muting function that reduces installation and wiring costs. Seven predefined muting configuration options are available, including Bypass, Mute-Dependent Override, Mute Enable, and Mute-cycle time extensions for "L"-style cell exit applications. Setup can be performed without a PC or other device; DIP switch configuration features many of the same functions as a standard EZ-SCREEN.

With a variety of sizes up to 1.8m, end-to-end sensing and compact design, the two-piece optoelectronic device creates a "screen" of synchronized infrared sensing beams to guard machine hazards.

The low-profile, low power consumption screen is designed for use on smaller production machines but is robust enough for large power presses. It is FMEA tested to ensure control reliability and third party CE certified to Type 4 (IEC61496), Category 4 PLe (EN/ISO 13849-1), SIL3 (IEC61508).

Banner Engineering is a leading manufacturer of vision, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, fiber optic assemblies, machine guarding systems, measurement and inspection systems and wireless network products. The company provides local application support worldwide.

Product Sales Contacts:
Corporate Office for EMEA
Banner Engineering BVBA
Attn: Peter Mertens
Tel.: + 32 (0) 2 456 07 80
Fax : + 32 (0) 2 456 07 89

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