Rope Pull Safety Switches offer latching outputs.

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Heavy-duty Rope Pull Emergency Stop Safety Switches, activated by pulling on cable attached to switch actuator, provide multiple-location emergency shutdown capabilities. Positive-opening safety contacts are not dependent on mechanical springs to activate. Housed in heavy-duty, glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic, they accommodate cables up to 245 ft. Switches are available in two models: standard, and one with built-in E-stop button to actuate at switch as well as with cable.

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New Heavy-Duty Rope Pull Safety Switches Features Latching Outputs & 75 Meter Cable Span

Minneapolis, MN-June 6, 2002- Banner has introduced heavy-duty Rope Pull Emergency Stop Safety Switches. They are activated by pulling on a cable attached to the switch actuator. By connecting to cables, these switches provide multiple-location emergency shutdown capabilities. They are ideal for use along conveyor lines or around the perimeter of large manufacturing machines, such as web process lines, robotic work cells, and roll-forming equipment. Rope Pull Safety Switches save critical time in emergencies by providing a means of shutting down the machinery at any point along the cable's length.

Especially important, these switches feature positive-opening safety contacts that are not dependent on mechanical springs to activate, per IEC 60947-5-1 requirements. They feature a latching output where they hold their stop contacts open after the cable is pulled and released, requiring users to push a reset button on the switch before the machine can restart. Any cable breakage will also activate the safety switch, or if tension on the cable is reduced from normal. The switches also feature extra contacts for monitoring or to provide dual-channel input to a safety device.

The switches are extremely rugged and easy to install. They are housed in heavy-duty, glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic and can accommodate cables measuring up to 75 m (245'), providing an economical alternative to wiring numerous emergency stop buttons along the entire length of a machine. The innovative design provides quick easy rope tensioning with an indicator mark on the switch to indicate the proper cable tension. They withstand harsh environments and have an estimated mechanical life of one million operations. They are UL approved, CSA certified, and rated IP67/NEMA 4.

Heavy-duty Rope Pull Emergency Stop Safety Switches are available in two models, a standard model and one with a built-in E-stop button to actuate at the switch as well as with the cable. They feature a 42 mm (1.65") wide, limit-switch-style housing design and are available in two styles for attaching the cable, a standard eyebolt, or a model with internal turnbuckle and clamp to tension the cable. List prices begin at $210.

Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of electronic machine guarding systems, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, fiber optic assemblies, and precision measurement systems. For further information, contact: Banner Engineering Corp., PO Box 9414, Minneapolis, MN 55441. PH: 888-373-6767 (Toll-free North America), or 001-763-544-3164 (International). FAX: 763-544-3213. Web:; E-commerce: All
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