A NEW emergency stop button, or e-stop, released by Pilz , combines several features for maximum safety at the operator level, making it suitable for Category 4 applications, and compliant with the occupational health and safety plant regulations in all States.
The Pilz PIT e-stop incorporates a special safety contact block, which prevents contact elements being released without detection.
This feature minimises the potential for unsafe machinery run-on in the event of damage to the e-stop. For added safety, the thermoplastic construction is fire resistant and self-extinguishing.
In addition to its failsafe construction, the Pilz PIT is built for durable, reliable performance. Rated to IP65, the emergency stop pushbutton is suitable for wet and dusty conditions.
The high-quality contact elements are gold-plated for extra long service life and allow currents within the safety circuit as low as 1mA to be controlled.
This makes it suitable for connection to very low current safety relays, such as PNOZ Ex in intrinsically safe areas.
Installation is quick and foolproof - the block encases the contact elements to form a fixed unit so that individual elements cannot be attached incorrectly and the proper configuration is guaranteed.
The Pilz PIT's compact enclosure also makes it suitable for installation on an operator panel or machinery.
The red mushroom-style button paired with its bright safety yellow enclosure complies with Australian legal requirements and is readily identified as a safety device.
Illuminated versions will also soon be available. Other variants on the turn to release device include a key to release version for added security.