The XA (16 mm) and XW (22 mm) series Emergency Stop (E-Stop) switches are widely used in Human Machine Interface (HMI) environments to allow operators to instantly stop a machine’s motion, particularly where automated production systems are in use. The switches comply with international safety standards (ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5) and in some cases exceed international standards.
Additionally, the XA/XW series uses a “safe break action,” which reverses the energy direction and uses the spring-pressure to assure that the NC contacts will open if the emergency switch is damaged or the contact blocks break off from excessive force.
IDEC Corporation designs and manufactures control automation products that are sold to original equipment manufacturers.
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