Enclosures for 22.5mm switches

Paul Boughton

Measuring just 65 x 65 x 57mm, the new compact emergency stop switch enclosure from EAO is designed to be used as an accessory for the company's low-profile Series 84 illuminated 22.5mm Emergency-stop button.

It is available in grey with a bright yellow top.

In addition there are another ten enclosures within the range, including options for mounting one, two, three, four or six 22.5mm switches. There is also a larger 94 x 94 x 81mm emergency-stop box for applications requiring a more prominent button.

As well as emergency-stop buttons, EAO offers a wide range of 22.5mm switches for use with these enclosures, including illuminated pushbuttons, indicators and pilot lights, plus key-locks, rotary switches and multi-position lever/selector switches. Most 22.5mm products are available in either flush- or raised-mounting styles.

All of EAO's 22.5mm switches and accessories are built for demanding environments within process control, instrumentation, machinery, lifting and handling equipment.

For more information, visit www.eao.com

ABS version of stainless steel safety switch

Mechan Controls is now offering a slimlineplastic-bodied machine guard interlock switch that is suitable for applications where regular washdowns are required

Mechan Controls is announcing that a new slimline version of its popular Magnasafe MS6 machine guard safety interlock system is now available. Originally only available in stainless steelthe new model is manufactured in ABS plastic and both switch and actuator are just 19mm wide.

The switch itself is 17mm high butdespite its small sizethe MS6 now comes with up to three contacts - dual safety contacts and an auxiliary - so it helps to improve safety and minimise unnecessary stoppages.

Designed for use in demanding industrial environmentsthe new version of the MS6 is fully encapsulated and retains its IP67 rating. Like its stainless steel counterpartit is designed for use on equipment that is regularly hosed down and is suitable for use in hygiene-critical industries such as the foodpharmaceutical and packaging sectors.

The new compact model features a 10mm non-contact switching distance and is both easy to install and tolerant to misalignment. Measuring 82.5mm in lengthit offers a wide selection of contact configurations and comes with either dc or dc switching.

Mechan intends to make the new compact unit one of its mainstream products for 2006-7 and is pricing it accordingly. The ABS version will be priced from EUR56 (£39).

“The new slimline MS6 is designed to enable easy installation and will obviously save space on customers' machines” says Mechan Controls sales directorPeter Knowles. “More importantlyperhapsits safety features have been upgraded by making it available with three contacts rather than two. Based on these factorsthe product's very competitive price and the continuing popularity of our existing MS6 productswe expect the new ABS version to be extremely well received.”

In fact the slimline version has already so impressed an American distribution company that it recently placed an order for 1500 switchesseveral weeks ahead of the product's official launch date. As a resultthe product is now available for immediate despatch to customers in BritainEurope and the USA.

For more informationvisit www.mechancontrols.co.uk

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