E-Stop – when things get critical
E-Stop buttons and switches ensure that machines and equipment do not restart on their own after being forcibly stopped in a hazardous situation. Typically, interrupting a circuit brings the machine to a stop. Depending on the general conditions of the application and relevant regulations, E-Stop systems are divided into various stop categories.
Immediate disconnection of the power source (Stop Category 0)
As long as this does not represent any other risk to the user, the power source is immediately removed.
Controlled stop (Stop Category 1)
Stopping of the machine motion with electrical power to the machine actuators maintained during the stopping process; power available to the machine actuators to achieve the stop and then removal of power when the stop is achieved.
Safety command devices for the highest safety requirements
Safety command devices form Balluff meet the highest safety requirements in compliance with international standards and norms, and are simple and safe to integrate into your equipment.
Our easy-to-install safety command devices feature a compact housing so that they can be installed in various machines and equipment even when space is at a premium.
- Reliable disconnection of the power supply
- Positive opening operation in compliance with IEC 60947-5-1, Annex K
- Pluggable connection with M12 (5-pin)
- Turn-to-release mushroom pushbutton
- High degree of protection against dust and water
- Compact housing, easy installation