IDEC introduces HE2G 3-position "dead man" switch

November 192012
IDEC introduces HE2G 3-position "dead man" switch
November 19, 2012 - IDEC HE2G grip switches offer a higher level of safety by providing dual enabling contacts with a separate actuator for each contact. By using these switches in conjunction with an IDEC safety relay module or safety controller, users can achieve Category 4 safety levels.
 
Grip switches, often referred to as “Dead man” switches, are a critical part of machine safety required by companies in order to provide a safe working environment for maintenance or trouble-shooting inside a machine guard. Depending on a user’s needs, HE2G grip switches can be equipped with additional control units such as an E-stop, indicator light, momentary pushbutton, and/or key selector switch, providing a wide selection of options.
 
Designed to fit in a user’s hand, the three-position IDEC HE2G grip switch features a curved ergonomic grip providing a comfortable handhold while allowing for a lighter operating force. This ensures stress-free operation every time.
 
The HE2G grip switch has three positions, ON-OFF-ON. It allows machine operation only when the switch is actuated by lightly squeezing the grip and held in the middle position (position 2). To ensure the safety of the operator, machine operation is disabled when the switch is released (position 1) or upon further depression (position 3) by a panicked operator. Tactile clicking feedback allows the operator to easily distinguish when shifting between positions.
 
IDEC HE2G grip switches are a critical part of machine safety. All HE2G grip switches are UL recognized, CE marked and have an IP67 degree of protection. 
 
About IDEC: Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, IDEC Corporation is a global manufacturer known worldwide for over sixty-five years for its reliable control and automation products. In the United States, IDEC has over thirty local sales offices to assist customers with choosing the right switches, relays, power supplies, PLCs, OIs, sensors and more. A leader in the industry, IDEC produces only the highest quality products. 
 

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