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 teaching pendants are equipped with 3-position enabling switches.

Variant Image
Enabling Switches
Variant Diagram
Enabling Switches
Selection Parameters
ParametersMinMax
Operating Temperature-25˚C60˚C
Operating Humidity45%85%
Operating Frequency1200 operations per hour
Degree of ProtectionIP40, IP65
Terminal Tensile Strength20N
Variant Applications
Industries
Automotive
Food Packaging
Machine Tools
Oil & Gas
Semiconductor
Material Handling
Special Vehicles
Robotics