Safety rope emergency stop switches are often used to secure large danger areas where housings or covers are not possible.
Typical applications are conveyor systems, and rotating machines – a situation where there are long stretches of machinery between normal operator stations.
If a dangerous situation arises, the operating personnel can trigger the switching function from any point. Additional signal contacts are used for visualising the output state and, therefore, make it possible to locate the source of an error quickly.
Pulling the tensioned rope, rope breakage or impact on the e-stop causes activation of the switching function of the safety rope emergency stop switch.
After activation of the e-stop function a clip mechanism maintains the e-stop command until it is unlocked manually by pressing the blue reset button.
Reset is only possible with the correct rope tension. The rope tension is adjusted directly on the safety rope e-stop switch. The switch features a rope tension indicator to facilitate adjustment, troubleshooting and maintenance.
They can just as easily be used in shorter or smaller applications too. The basic idea is to provide a person with a way to stop the equipment motion from any place along its length.
This same idea is sometimes used when a worker could be present at many points along a piece of machinery, with no specific workstation defined.
Benefits of the rope systems are …
The emergency stop function can be triggered at any point along the rope
Simple adjustment of the rope tension
Rugged metal housing offers a high level of protection for the rope pull switch
User-friendly systems available with many rope lengths
Additional contacts provide quick and easy diagnostics
If you are interested in ifms ZB007 Safety rope emergency stop switches, or any other ifm parts, get in touch with one of our team on 01244 288138 or [email protected].