Safety Relay enhances plant machinery reliability.

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Designed for OEMs, ESR5 monitors signals from safety devices and switches off quickly if emergency occurs to enhance plant machinery reliability and safety. It detects faults - ground, cross connection, wire breakage - that occur in control circuit and switches off enable paths. Available in single- and dual-channel versions, relay employs redundant features and is compatible with various safety devices, such as emergency stops, rope pulls, and 2-hand control stations.


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Eaton Launches Safety Control Solutions for Customers in North America

ESR5 Safety Relay Monitors Safety of Circuits Pittsburgh ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is expanding its safety solutions for North American customers with the introduction of the ESR5 safety relay. The ESR5 is engineered to monitor safety circuits and will be a key enhancement to the safety of equipment. Already available in Europe, the device is designed specifically for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). "Eaton provides customers with a range of safety solutions aimed at prevention, protection and preparation," said Richard Harwell, advanced solutions manager at Eaton. "The ESR5 safety relay is engineered to offer a high degree of reliability and safety for plant machinery. The ESR5 is designed to reliably monitor the signals from safety devices and switch off quickly in an emergency. With redundant features, it is engineered for the construction of safety applications. The ESR5 is compatible with a range of safety devices, including emergency stops, rope pulls, two-hand control stations and others. In the event of a fault or activation of the safety device, the enable paths are switched off. The ESR5 detects faults that occur in the control circuit, including ground fault, cross connection fault or wire breakage. It is available in single- and dual-channel versions. Rated for global applications, the ESR5 safety relay is designed in accordance with European standard (EN) 954-1, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13849-1, InternationalElectrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62061 and 61508. The ESR5 also meets Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 508, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Conformit Europenne (CE) standards and certifications. It is rated by TVRheinland for use in safety applications. Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton's global electrical product series, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, and Santak provide customer-driven solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternative energy and OEM markets worldwide. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components,systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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