Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop improves operator safety.

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Series 04 Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Switching Element will detect if stop switch actuator becomes disconnected from emergency stop actuator. Upon any defect, failsafe contact opens, cuts power, and stops machinery as if in emergency shutdown routine. These contact blocks, with snap-on installation, fit any design that utilizes Series 04 emergency stop switches. Available connection types include push-in terminals (PIT) with cage clamps, screw terminals, or plug-in terminals.



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New Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Improves Operator Safety



Milford, CT – EAO Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, improves end-user safety with the introduction of their new Series 04 Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Switching Element.



The innovative 'fail-safe' element will detect if the stop switch actuator becomes disconnected from the emergency stop actuator. If there's any defect, the failsafe contact opens, cuts power, and stops the machinery as if in an emergency shutdown routine.



These new contact blocks will fit any new design that utilizes Series 04 emergency-stop switches.  Retrofitting existing applications is easy as well.  Following EAO’s design of other Series 04 modular products and contact block styles, these units simply snap on. Three types of connection are possible: push-in terminals (PIT) with cage clamps, or screw and plug-in terminals.



This product is a must-have for applications where maximum user safety is a top priority. Even redundant emergency-stop systems are sometimes ineffective without this type of element connected to an emergency-stop switch.



Designed to fit Series 04 E-Stops, these innovative ‘Fail-Safe' contacts enhance user safety in machinery, lifting/moving, transportation, medical/industrial X-ray, packaging, and food processing applications.



Contact your local EAO sales subsidiary for more information.



About EAO

EAO Corporation is a technology leader in Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components.  Founded more than 60 years ago in Olten, Switzerland, EAO is a global manufacturer of a full line of HMI Components, including switches and keypads, as well as complete HMI Systems.  For more information, visit our web site at www.eao.com or contact EAO at 98 Washington Street, Milford, CT  06460; Telephone: 203-877-4577; Fax: 203-877-3694.  Send E-mail inquiries to sales.eus@eao.com.

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