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Emergency Stop Switches

IDEC uses distinguished approach towards the design and manufacturing of its E-Stops which has made IDEC a leader in the E-Stop market. IDEC offers variety of E-Stops categorized by various sizes and features which are best suited for your unique project needs.
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16 MM

XA E-Stop Series

IDEC 16 MM XA E-Stop Series

Overview

The XA and XW series of Emergency Stop switches include a revolutionary new technology called "safe break action" that will change the way E-Stop switches are designed. This innovative concept provides greater levels of human safety and is the first of its kind in the world.

Conventional E-Stop switches are designed with spring pressure on the Normally Closed (NC) contacts, keeping them in the closed position and allowing the machine to operate. Improper installation or excessive force to the stop button in an emergency may break or dislodge a vital part, causing the spring loaded contact to stay closed. This situation renders the E-Stop incapable of stopping the machine and can lead to catastrophic events, personal injury and possible loss of life.

This one-of-a-kind "safe break action" design, found only in the IDEC XA and XW series, 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 separate due to excessive force. The NC contacts will reliably open, even if they are welded, and stop the machine.

Both the XA and XW series switches offer up to four "safe-break" contacts with a depth behind the panel that is half the size of conventional E-Stop switches. This means that there is an additional contact available and the switches can be used in Level 4 safety category applications.

These new E-Stop switches (XA and XW) are secured from the rear of the control panel so that the E-Stop cannot be removed from the front. Another unique feature of the XA and XW E-Stop switches is that either a push-turn or push-pull reset method can be used to reset the switches. This eliminates any possible confusion for operators when resetting the switch. The durability and quality of these new E-Stop switches make them extremely reliable. They can withstand the highest stress caused by panic or a reaction to an emergency situation.

Key Features

  • IDEC's innovative "safe break action" ensures all NC contacts open if the contact block is separated from the operator
  • Pushlock turn reset and push-pull functions built into same unit
  • Direct opening action mechanism (IEC60947-5-5, 5.2, IEC60947-5-1, Annex K)
  • Safety lock mechanism (IEC60947-5-5, 6.2)
  • Degree of protection IP65 (IEC60529)
  • Solder or PCB terminal options
  • 40mm button size
  • UL recognized, c-UL approved, EN compliant

Documents and Downloads
XA Series E-Stop Catalog
XA Series E-Stop Brochure
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L6 Series

IDEC L6 Series

Overview

The L6 series of pushbuttons and pilot devices comprise a "full line" solution to 16mm panel cutouts. Available with termination as .110" solder-tab / quick-connect or with PCB terminals. Locking lever removable contacts facilitate wiring harnesses or PCB applications to reduce wiring time.

Oversize button heads are now available for 16mm round, square, mushroom, selector and key switches. These larger buttons are ideal for gloved personnel and provide an alternative to 22mm pushbuttons if 10A contacts are not needed.

Snap action contacts are available in either SPDT or DPDT configuration, and illuminated units are available with either LED or incandescent lamps that use an industry standard T1-3/4 midget flange base lamp. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, a piezo buzzer, pushbutton selector, and several positive action IEC Compliant Emergency Stop switches.

Key Features

  • 16mm (5/8") round panel cutout
  • Super bright LED or incandescent illumination
  • IP65 degree of protection (water tight)
  • Positive action, IEC compliant E-Stop
  • Oversize button heads available for 16mm round, square, mushroom, selector and key switches
  • Quick release contacts facilitate PCB design or wiring harnesses
  • Low level, snap action, DPDT contacts rated up to 5A
  • .110" solder tab/quick connect or PCB terminals
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified, TUV Tested, CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
L6 Catalog
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A6 Series

IDEC A6 Series

Overview

The A6 series of pushbuttons and pilot devices offer a very competitive price and simple construction in a space saving package.


Features include snap action, double throw contacts, with gold plating for reliable low level switching. Ideal for such applications as PLC inputs, logic level switching, or anywhere space is at a premium.


Offered in three styles (round, square, or rectangular), all units are terminated via .110" quick connect / solder tabs. LED illumination includes a built-in current limiting resistor, and gasketed lenses provide an IP65 watertight / oiltight panel seal. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and a push-lock/turn-reset switch.

Key Features

  • 16mm (5/8") round mounting hole
  • Super bright LED Illumination
  • Momentary, Maintained, Selector, Key, Pilot Light and Push-Lock/Turn-Reset Functions
  • Gold-clad silver snap acting contacts for reliable low level switching
  • IP40 (dustproof) or IP65 (oiltight) versions
  • Choice of round, square or rectangular bezel shapes
  • .110" solder/quick connect termination
  • UL Recognized, CSA Certified

Documents and Downloads
A6 Catalog
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22 MM

XW E-Stop Series

IDEC 22 MM XW E-Stop Series

Overview

The XA and XW series of Emergency Stop switches include a revolutionary new technology called "safe break action" that will change the way E-Stop switches are designed. This innovative concept provides greater levels of human safety and is the first of its kind in the world.

Conventional E-Stop switches are designed with spring pressure on the Normally Closed (NC) contacts, keeping them in the closed position and allowing the machine to operate. Improper installation or excessive force to the stop button in an emergency may break or dislodge a vital part, causing the spring loaded contact to stay closed. This situation renders the E-Stop incapable of stopping the machine and can lead to catastrophic events, personal injury and possible loss of life.

This one-of-a-kind "safe break action" design, found only in the IDEC XA and XW series, 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 separate due to excessive force. The NC contacts will reliably open, even if they are welded, and stop the machine.

Both the XA and XW series switches offer up to four "safe-break" contacts with a depth behind the panel that is half the size of conventional E-Stop switches. This means that there is an additional contact available and the switches can be used in Level 4 safety category applications.

These new E-Stop switches (XA and XW) are secured from the rear of the control panel so that the E-Stop cannot be removed from the front. Another unique feature of the XA and XW E-Stop switches is that either a push-turn or push-pull reset method can be used to reset the switches. This eliminates any possible confusion for operators when resetting the switch. The durability and quality of these new E-Stop switches make them extremely reliable. They can withstand the highest stress caused by panic or a reaction to an emergency situation.

Key Features

  • IDEC's innovative "safe break action" ensures all NC contacts open if the contact block is separated from the operator
  • Pushlock turn reset and push-pull functions built into same unit
  • The depth behind the panel is only 48.7mm for 4 contacts
  • Direct opening action mechanism (IEC60947-5-5, 5.2, IEC60947-5-1, Annex K)
  • Safety lock mechanism (IEC60947-5-5, 6.2)
  • Degree of protection IP65 (IEC60529)
  • Screw terminal is finger-safe (IP20) when using accessory
  • 40 & 60 mm button sizes
  • UL recognized, c-UL approved, EN compliant

Documents and Downloads XW Series E-Stop Catalog
XW Series E-Stop Brochure
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HW Series

IDEC HW Series

Overview

Building on a long history of pushbutton dominance, IDEC offers its internationally rated 22mm pushbuttons and pilot devices, the HW series. These IEC style devices feature tamperproof mounting and construction, modular stackable contact blocks with IP20 fingersafe screw terminals, and pure silver contacts with a self cleaning action. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key switches, mono-levers, pushbutton-selectors, and Emergency Stop switches.

Safety and ease of use were of paramount concern in the development of this line of switches, as evidenced by the simple mounting procedure, mechanically keyed safety lever lock (to prevent contact separation in heavy vibration applications), and wide variety of Emergency Stop models (all of which meet EN418).

Unique to the HW series is the HW Unibody E-Stop, which features one piece construction that prevents tampering or incorrect mounting from hindering the functionality of the switch. Another first is the spring loaded captive screw terminals, which make ring terminal wiring easier than ever before.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") panel cutout
  • Locking lever removable contacts
  • Finger safe (IP20) screw terminals standard, other terminal styles available
  • Tamperproof mounting and construction
  • All E-Stops meet EN418 (IEC compliant, positive action)
  • UL listed, CSA certified, TUV approved, and CE marked
  • Easy to assemble
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • Super bright incandescent or LED illumination
  • Black plastic or silver metal bezels
  • Slow make, double break, self cleaning 10A contacts
  • IP65 and NEMA type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 12, and 13
  • 600V/10A contacts with a wide operating range from 5mA at 3V AC/DC to 10A at 120V AC

Documents and Downloads
HW Series Catalog
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TW Series

IDEC TW Series

Overview

A traditional NEMA style switch, the TW series features a chrome plated octagonal locking ring that fastens from the front of the panel. Modular construction with snap-on contacts allows for great flexibility in configuration.

Contacts are slow make, double break with a self-cleaning action that produces a wide switching range (from 5mA to 10A). Several screw terminal styles are available from the standard exposed full size M3.5 screw to a fingersafe (IP20) screw terminal (contacts are interchangeable with the HW series). Models include illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and Emergency Stop switches.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") round mounting hole
  • Super bright incandescent or LED illumination
  • Corrosion resistant octagonal chrome plated locking bezel
  • Snap on 10A contacts
  • Modular contruction for maximum flexibility
  • NEMA 4X and IP65 watertight/oiltight panel sealing
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • Large M3.5 screw terminals with captive sems plate
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, TUV Approved, and CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
TW Series Catalog
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30 MM

XN E-Stop Series

IDEC 30 MM XN E-Stop Series

Overview

IDEC now offers a new series of E-stops that provide an even higher level of function and safety to customers. These 30mm XN E-stops are the first and only with exciting, new technology to make machines even safer.

Features include our unique “Safe Break Action,” which ensures NC contacts will open if the contact block is damaged or seperated from the operator due to excessive force. Direct Opening Action ensures that even if the contacts are welded, the force applied on the button will directly open the contact. And a Safety Interlock Mechanism keeps contacts open when the operator is locked.

Inspired by the lockout concept, the new XN series of padlock-type E-stops were developed to prevent unauthorized or accidental resetting of latched emergency stop switches, by allowing the use of up to 20 personal padlocks*. XN1E series E-stops save space behind the panel with depths of only 47.7mm for up to four contacts. And XN5E series E-stops only extend 21mm from the front of the panel, ideal for applications needing a low-profi le design.

Key Features

  • Available in plastic bezel, metallic padlock, flush bezel
  • Install up to 20 padlocks (XN4E)
  • 40mm and 60mm mushroom heads (XN1E)
  • Flush bezel only 21mm from front of panel
  • Only 47.7mm depth behind the panel for up to 4 contacts (XN1E)
  • Push ON LED allows E-Stops to be illuminated when latched
  • Unique “Safe Break Action”
  • Direct Opening Action (IEC60947-5-5, 5.2, IEC60947-5-1, Annex-K)
  • Safety Lock mechanism (IEC60947-5-5, 6.2)
  • Push-to-lock, pull/turn-toreset built into one switch
  • Gold-plated sliver contacts
  • XN4E complies with OSHA and ISO 12100-2:2003
  • RoHS compliant, lead free design, UL-listed, cUL, TUV, CE
XN Series Catalog
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TWTD Series

IDEC TWTD Series

Overview

The rugged "full size" TWTD series pushbuttons offer both variety and durability in an attractive design. With NEMA style mounting, which features a chrome plated locking ring that screws onto a die cast zinc body, stripped threads are now a thing of the past. Contacts screw on and feature clear inspection windows for monitoring contact surface condition.

All units include over 1/4" of rubber gaskets and an unbreakable steel anti-rotation ring for use in notched panel cutouts.

Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selectors, key switches, and Emergency Stop switches. Button sizes are available up to 2-9/16" (65mm) in diameter.

Key Features

  • 30mm (1 1/4") round panel cutout
  • Rugged design includes chrome plated steel locking ring and die-cast zinc threaded body
  • Super bright LED or incandescent illumination
  • Modular construction for maximum flexibility (up to 6 contacts per switch)
  • NEMA 4X and IP65 watertight/oiltight panel seal
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, Demko Approved, and CE Marked

Documents and Downloads
TWTD Series Catalog
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E-Stop Stations

HW Series

IDEC E-Stop Stations HW Series

Overview

Building on a long history of pushbutton dominance, IDEC offers its internationally rated 22mm pushbuttons and pilot devices, the HW series. These IEC style devices feature tamperproof mounting and construction, modular stackable contact blocks with IP20 fingersafe screw terminals, and pure silver contacts with a self cleaning action. Models include illuminated and non-illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key switches, mono-levers, pushbutton-selectors, and Emergency Stop switches.

Safety and ease of use were of paramount concern in the development of this line of switches, as evidenced by the simple mounting procedure, mechanically keyed safety lever lock (to prevent contact separation in heavy vibration applications), and wide variety of Emergency Stop models (all of which meet EN418).

Unique to the HW series is the HW Unibody E-Stop, which features one piece construction that prevents tampering or incorrect mounting from hindering the functionality of the switch. Another first is the spring loaded captive screw terminals, which make ring terminal wiring easier than ever before.

Key Features

  • 22mm (7/8") panel cutout
  • Locking lever removable contacts
  • Finger safe (IP20) screw terminals standard, other terminal styles available
  • Tamperproof mounting and construction
  • All E-Stops meet EN418 (IEC compliant, positive action)
  • UL listed, CSA certified, TUV approved, and CE marked
  • Easy to assemble
  • Available assembled or as sub-components
  • Super bright incandescent or LED illumination
  • Black plastic or silver metal bezels
  • Slow make, double break, self cleaning 10A contacts
  • IP65 and NEMA type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 12, and 13
  • 600V/10A contacts with a wide operating range from 5mA at 3V AC/DC to 10A at 120V AC

Documents and Downloads
HW Series Catalog
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