Emergency Stop Switches
Factory Supply offers multiple models of e-stops, also known as emergency stop buttons or power controls. This emergency stop button is designed as a Start/Stop station Pilot Device equipped with a self-latching mushroom emergency stop button. This emergency stop button is often used on machines with existing magnetic starters. Designed for direct mounting to the machine, this Emergency Stop Switch is rated at A600/R300 10A 600V NEMA 12. UL and C-UL Listed.
Injury incident: Accident Report Detail
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 5, 2014, Employee #1, a mixing and blending machine operator, was working at a facility that manufactured daylight fluorescent pigment. He used Mixer Number 38 and a 30 in. high, 37.75 in. diameter pot to mix materials. The speed of mixer was about 5 RPM. The round blade attached to the end of the shaft was inserted deep to the bottom of the pot. Employee #1 placed a powder pigment into the mixture to form final product. The powder pigment bag was a double-bag with paper outside and plastic inside. He had placed one 35-pound powder pigment bag into the pot. While pouring a second bag of the pigment into the pot, the inner plastic bag became separated from the outer paper bag and fell into the pot. The plastic bag wrapped around the spinning shaft and pulled his left arm in the shaft. His arm was pulled further into the pot, causing the left side of his body to lean on the pot and his head to contact the upper part of the mixer. Employee #1 sustained a serious laceration to the left side of his head, a broken left arm and bruises to his left ribs. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent medical procedures as well as additional treatment and was then hospitalized for three weeks.
Emergency Stop Switches
|Part Number||Rated||Selt Latching Mushroom Button||Pre-wired 7’ flex whip||Pedestal||Magnetic Starter|
|EZO-MS-SL||A600/R300 10A 600V NEMA 12. UL and C-UL Listed||Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped|
|EZO-MS-SL-RM||A600/R300 10A 600V NEMA 12. UL and C-UL Listed||Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped|
|EZO-PP-SL||Up to 15 amps, 120VAC. NEMA 1. UL and C-UL Listed||Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped|
|EZO-PP-SL-RM||Up to 15 amps, 120VAC. NEMA 1. UL and C-UL Listed||Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped||Not Equipped|
Mushroom Style Self Latching Emergency Stop Button:
Many applications and regulations require a self-latching mushroom emergency stop button, hence why it is incorporated into this e-stop device. Through the incorporation of the self-latching mushroom emergency stop button, this e-stop device can provide a very real safety benefit and cost savings.
This particular model of e-stop provides a standardized hands-free shut off of all machines. More importantly, it incorporates it in an easy to access the location of the self-latching emergency stop mushroom button, making it an all-in-one simple installation. This unique feature saves the need to hire an electrician by eliminating the installation and wiring of multiple time consuming and costly devices to accomplish the task that this one system can perform.
NOTE: Some organizations prefer to simply remove the old start/stop switch entirely. This is a quick and simple process recommended to be performed by an electrician. This e-stop model saves on expensive labour for an electrician to mount and wire a separate magnetic starter on each machine.
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