Press Release Summary:
Designed for direct installationÂ anywhere on machine at intervals of up to 100 m, illuminated ring keypad modules install usingÂ 2 screws and do not require any additional accessories. Standard M8/M12 connectors and degree of integration facilitate installation and wiring. Able to be connected to any common bus system, IP65 protected modules. In addition to providing tactile feedback, illuminated ring keys ensure even distribution of light and can also be labeled individually.
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B&R Keypad Module with E-Stop
Decentralized machine operation – Easy and safe
B&R's illuminated ring keypad modules with IP65 protection are designed for installation directly on the machine. First introduced in early 2012, the latest addition to this series is a model that includes an integrated E-stop button. With both the button and the electronics integrated in a low-profile housing and standard M8/M12 connectors, installation and wiring are about as easy as it gets.
Easy installation, easy integration
These keypads can be mounted anywhere on the machine at intervals of up to 100 meters. Installed using only two screws, they require no additional accessories and can easily be connected to any common bus system. The signals for the E-stop button can be connected directly to a safety circuit or incorporated via SafeIO modules into an integrated safety network such as openSAFETY.
Ergonomic machine operation
B&R E-stop keypad modules meet the most stringent requirements for ergonomics and are extremely easy to clean. With no surface edges, indentations or grooves, these modules are perfectly suited for use in hygienic applications as well. In addition to providing tactile feedback, the illuminated ring keys ensure an even distribution of light for clear signaling and can also be labeled individually.
B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,400 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 168 sales offices in 68 countries.
As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally. For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com.