Your browser does not support JavaScript!
Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

Enabling Switches

5 Series
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.
HE1B Series 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)
  • B10d (cycle): 1.0E+05
learn more
HE2B Series 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)
  • B10d (cycle): 1.0E+05
learn more
HE3B Series 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)
  • B10d (cycle): 1.0E+05
learn more
HE5B Series Key Features
  • Ergonomically-designed OFF-ON-OFF 3-position operation
  • Easy recognition of position 1 -> 2 transition, made possible by snap action switch
  • Sufficient load difference is provided for shifting from position 2 -> 3
  • Light force needed to maintain position 2, so that operators can easily use the enabling switch
  • The switch does not turn ON when being released from position 3 (OFF when pressed) to position 1 (OFF when released) (IEC60204-1, 9.2.5.8)
  • Two contacts are provided for safety
  • IP65 (using the waterproof rubber cover)
  • Mounts in a 16mm (5/8in) round hole
  • B10d (cycle): 1.0E+05
learn more
HE6B Series Key Features
  • Compact design, DPDT contacts with up to 2 monitoring contacts
  • Soft touch and ergonomic feel
  • Meets IEC 60947-5-8 standard
  • IP65 protection
  • B10d (cycle): 1.0E+05
learn more