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Enabling Switches

An enabling switch is a 3-position (OFF-ON-OFF) switch to allow a machine operation only when the switch is lightly pressed and held in the middle position (position 2). Because it disables machine operation when released (position 1) or further depressed (position 3) by a panicked operator, the safety of operators is ensured. Because operators use pendants in hazardous environments performing teaching, system changeover, and maintenance of robots, they must have protection against unpredictable motion of robots, and therefore teach pendants are equipped with 3-position enabling switches.
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HE1B Enabling Switch


IDEC HE1B Enabling Switch

Overview

The HE1B is small, lightweight and highly reliable. It is ideally suited for use in robotic teaching pendants and complies to major industry regulations. It provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

Key Features

  • Three position functionality (OFF-ON-OFF)
  • Ideally suited for use as enabling (aka "deadman") switch on teaching pendants
  • Positive action contacts "On" (position 2) to "Off" (position 3) ensure no contact welding (per EN 60947-5-1 / IEC60947-5-1)
  • Contacts will not close when released from "Off" (pos. 3) to "Off" (pos. 1) (per IEC60204-1 ; 9.2.5.8)

Documents and Downloads
HE1B Catalog
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HE2B Enabling Switch


IDEC HE2B Enabling Switch

Overview

HE2B redundant, or double basic switches have multiple contacts for extra reliability, and meet all major robotics industry requirements. Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

Key Features

  • Three position functionality (OFF-ON-OFF)
  • Positive action contacts "On" (position 2) to "Off" (position 3) ensure no contact welding (per EN 60947-5-1 / IEC60947-5-1)
  • Contacts will not close when released from "Off" (pos. 3) to "Off" (pos. 1) (per IEC60204-1 ; 9.2.5.8)
  • Variety of contact configurations (up to two OFF-ON-OFF and two push monitor and two return monitor)
  • Available with or without rubber cover (cover provides IP65 watertight seal)

Documents and Downloads
HE2B Catalog
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HE3B


IDEC HE3B

Overview

The HE3B enabling switch mounts into a standard 16mm panel cut out, and it has most of the same features as IDEC's other enabling switches. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

Key Features

  • Three position functionality (OFF-ON-OFF)
  • Snap acting contacts from Off - On (position 1 to 2)
  • Contacts will not close when released from "Off" (pos. 3) to "Off" (pos. 1) (per IEC60204-1 ; 9.2.5.8)
  • Available with or without rubber cover (cover provides IP65 watertight seal)

Documents and Downloads
HE3B Catalog
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HE1G


IDEC HE1G

Overview

HE1G grip switches are available with or without a built-in Emergency Stop switch, and were designed for use as "deadman" switches by second operators in robotic cells. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

Key Features

  • Three position functionality (OFF - ON - OFF) as required for manual robotic control
  • Positive action contacts "On" (position 2) to "Off" (position 3) ensure no contact welding (per EN 60947-5-1 / IEC60947-5-1)
  • Contacts will not close when released from "Off" (pos. 3) to "Off" (pos. 1) (per IEC60204-1 ; 9.2.5.8)
  • Removable strain relief included
  • Optional E-Stop built in
  • 2 OFF-ON-OFF contacts plus either a monitoring or E-Stop contact
  • IP66 degree of protection (watertight)
  • Meets relevant ANSI RIA robotics standards

Documents and Downloads
HE1G Catalog
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