E-Stop Pushbuttons offer added safety for every requirement.

Press Release Summary:

Mushroom-type PITestop Pushbuttons feature safety contact block, which ensures E-STOP is triggered immediately if individual contact elements are lost or attached incorrectly. Blocks have 1 or 2 N/C contacts plus additional N/O contact. Signal contacts are also available via PSEN ix1 interface, which can connect up to 4 E-stop buttons in series. IP65-rated, turn-to-release pushbuttons are available with illumination and with black actuator to issue STOP for area shutdown.

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New E-STOP Pushbuttons from PILZ

"Added safety for every requirement"

(CANTON, MI) With the PITestop, Pilz Automation Safety is presenting a new range of emergency stop pushbuttons, characterized by an ideal ergonomic design and robust structure. A special safety contact block prevents contact elements on the PITestop from being released without detection. PITestop emergency stop pushbuttons in conjunction with Pilz control technology supply a complete safety solution for a wide range of industrial applications.

The PITestop is available in a number of different types. A black ring at the actuator base makes it easy to detect when it is has been operated, even from a distance. The PITestop is also available with illumination and with a black actuator to issue a STOP for an area shutdown.

The safety contact block in the PITestop range ensures that the E-STOP is triggered immediately if individual contact elements are lost or attached incorrectly. High-quality contact elements mean that even very low currents in the safety circuit (1mA) can be controlled. Safety contact blocks have either one or two N/C contacts plus an additional N/O contact. Alternatively, signal contacts are available via the PSEN ix1 interface, which can connect up to four emergency stop buttons in series.

The mushroom-type pushbuttons are designed to IP65 and are turn-to-release devices, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. A key-release version is also available.

The new PITestop emergency stop pushbuttons are suitable for applications up to Category 4 in accordance with EN 954-1. They also meet the new requirements of IEC/EN 60947-5-5 and ISO/IEC 13850 (EN 418).

Pilz Automation Safety is the world leader in the development and manufacture of safety automation systems, products, and services. Their 53-year history of innovation includes the development of the first Emergency Safety Relay, the PNOZ product line, which has become the industry standard; the world's first all-electronic safety relay, the PNOZelp; the first 16-amp safety relay, the PNOZpower; and one of the first Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). In 2004, Pilz Automation Safety L.P. celebrated 10 years at its North American headquarters in Canton, Ml. For more information, contact Pilz at 1-734-354-0272, or visit www.pilz.com.

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