Hand-Held Pendant Station promotes design flexibility.

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Featuring keypad with 14 freely configurable membrane keys, HBA-096692 lets users apply symbols and functions to said keys, as required, using printed slide-in strips from any standard printer. All membrane keys are also equipped with white LEDs that indicate important information on status of key to user by remaining on/off or flashing. Built-in emergency stop and maximum of 10 enabling switches make this unit suited for use in dangerous areas.

Original Press Release:

New Hand-Held Pendant Station

More flexibility - an addition has been made to the proven EUCHNER hand-held pendant stations. The latest member of the HBA family has a keypad with 14 freely configurable keys including LEDs.

EUCHNER has been successful on the hand-held pendant station market for more than 20 years. Along with the two familiar housing versions, HBE and HBL, the housing series HBA has also been developed successfully. With the new variant, the HBA-096692, the company is now presenting a device that enables the keypad to be flexibly designed and configured.

With the new hand-held pendant station, HBA-096692, EUCHNER is addressing the increasing market demands for a hand-held pendent station of flexible design. The device is now available with 14 freely configurable membrane keys. Symbols and function can be applied to these keys as required using printed slide-in strips. All membrane keys are also equipped with white LEDs that indicate important information on the status of the key to the user. For example, LED off signifies that the key is inactive, LED on could signify "key active" and a flashing LED could be a prompt to press a specific key.

As the slide-in strips can be printed using any conventional color printer, it is also possible to use color symbols. The circular layout of the four keys on the lower part of the device could be used for directions of travel (e.g. x+; x-; y+; y-). Using the key in the middle, fast movement could be enabled, for example.

To ease the design and configuration of the slide-in strips for the user, a template can be downloaded from www.euchner.de. This template contains standard symbols and instructions on labeling.

In addition, a built-in emergency stop and a maximum of ten enabling switches make it possible to use the hand-held pendant stations in the danger area.

EUCHNER - More than safety.

EUCHNER is an international family business and employs more than 400 staff worldwide. Eleven sales subsidiaries, of which seven are in Europe, two in Asia and two in North and South America cover the globe along with 23 authorized sales offices. The company is managed by brothers Michael and Stefan Euchner.

Switchgear has been developed at EUCHNER for more than 50 years. These devices are used primarily in machine tool manufacture. The company has a leading position in safety products. EUCHNER safety switches reliably mechanically and electrically monitor the position of safety guards. They are used all over the world predominantly on machine tools and in packaging machines and printing presses.

Further information on the company is available on the Internet at www.euchner-usa.com

6723 Lyons St.
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Tel: 315-701-0315

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