Contact module for modular emergency stop switches with force-guided N/C contact for safety-related shutdown, in conjunction with appropriate evaluation unit suitable for use up to PL e (EN ISO 13849-1), SIL 3 (EN 62061)
Our TÜV-certified emergency stop switches allow you to switch your machines or system over to a safe state immediately in the event of an emergency. Our control devices with emergency stop or emergency switching off function are suitable for applications in accordance with EN ISO 13850 and EN 60204-1.
Choose from our ready-to-use solutions for your standard application or configure your own emergency stop solution tailored to your requirements.
Increased occupational safety
Machines and systems are becoming increasingly modular in design. Not all machines and system parts are in operation permanently. To be able to reliably differentiate between active and inactive emergency stop devices in the event of danger, illuminated buttons can be used in accordance with the EN ISO 13850 standard.
If the machine part is currently in operation, the active emergency stop button is illuminated. If the machine part is not currently connected, the emergency stop button is not illuminated. Accordingly, the button is inactive and not visually recognizable as an active emergency stop or emergency switch-off.
Rapid on-site diagnostics
Finding an active emergency stop switch is sometimes very time-consuming, especially in large systems. For time-saving on-site diagnostics, all of our emergency stop control devices are equipped with a colored switching position indicator. Upon actuation, the switches can be distinguished from unactuated switches at a glance.
Protection against installation errors
Equip our modular emergency stop devices with self-monitoring emergency stop contact modules. These modules automatically set the machine to the safe state if errors or damage occur between the contact module and actuator when the emergency stop switches are being installed. Once the installation is correct, you can commission the machine as usual.
Self-monitoring contact modules thus ensure that your system is reliably shut down or switched off whenever necessary.
Set up your emergency stop unit quickly and easily by using our pre-assembled switches.
Our portfolios enable quick and easy installation, whatever the demand: Install the solution directly in the field, in the operator panel, or in the machine control cabinet. As an option, our emergency stop buttons are available with 5-position M12 connection and installation via Plug and Play.
Our modular emergency stop control devices provide cost-efficient safety solutions tailored to your requirements.
Combine actuators, module holders, and contact modules to meet your needs. Upon request, integrate additional functions such as illuminated anti-lock collars, for a particularly high level of safety.
What is the difference between an emergency stop and emergency switching off?
The emergency stop function is used to shut a machine down as quickly as possible in the event of imminent hazards for the operator. The emergency stop command stops the machine from performing a dangerous movement, such as mechanical rotation.
The emergency switching off function is also important in terms of electrical energy. Emergency switching off equipment immediately de-energizes a system to protect the operator from hazards such as an electric shock.
How does an emergency stop and emergency switching off work?
An emergency stop or emergency switching off is pressed manually. The red button locks in place upon actuation, and can only be released again manually. This ensures that the system remains in a safe state until the hazard is eliminated.