September 14, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added SSP safety enabling switches, also known as “hold-to-run” or “dead man’s” switches. When used in conjunction with a properly designed safety system, they provide the operator with a special control mode for tasks such as maintenance or debugging of hazardous equipment.
These switches consist of a spring-return three-position (N.O.-N.C.-N.O.) grip button that must be maintained by the operator in the middle position for the machinery to continue operating.
In addition to the grip button, models are available that include a built-in E-stop button, LED indicators, additional pushbuttons for auxiliary functions, or an activity sensor to detect when the switch is in its home position. All models come in a rugged IP67 enclosure and are easy to use even with gloved hands.
The new SSP safety enabling switches and accessories start at $219.00 and come with a one-year warranty.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit https://www.automationdirect.com/
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