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Emergency Stop Switch

Emergency Stop Switch provides both safety for the machinery and for the person using
the machinery. The purpose of the emergency push button is to stop the machinery
quickly when there is a risk of injury or the workflow requires stopping.
Emergency stop (E-Stop) buttons are an important safety component of many electrical
circuits, especially those that control hazardous equipment such as gas pumps, moving
machinery, saws, mills, and cutting tools, conveyor belts, and many other types of
equipment. They are designed to allow an operator or bystander to stop the equipment
in a hurry should anything go wrong.
An Emergency Stop Switch must be highly visible in color and shape, and must be easy
to operate in emergency situations. The following requirements are specified in the
European Standard EN 418 (International Standard: ISO13850).
1. A direct opening mechanism must be installed on the NC contact.
2. There must be a self-holding function.
3. The button must be a "mushroom" head design or something equally easy to use.
4. The button must be red and the background must be yellow.

Emergency stop buttons are wired in series with the control circuit on a piece of
equipment. Pressing the E-Stop button breaks the circuit and removes power from the
holding relay that keeps the circuit energized. The concept is the same for an energized
single phase circuit, three phase circuit and for higher voltages. Larger pieces of
equipment would operate off a larger relay.
General Purpose Push Button
A push-button or simply button is a simple switch mechanism for controlling some
aspect of a machine or a process. Buttons are typically made out of hard material,
usually plastic or metal. The surface is usually flat or shaped to accommodate the
human finger or hand, so as to be easily depressed or pushed

A general-purpose push button switch is used for controls, e.g., to start machine
operation or to switch modes. An emergency stop push button switch is used as a
safety measure to stop hazardous parts (loads).
A general-purpose push button switch doesn't have a direct opening mechanism on the
NC contact. If the contact welds, conduction will be maintained and the device cannot
be stopped in a hazardous situation (load). If this occurs, the device may keep operating
in the hazardous state. Therefore, use the NC contact of an emergency stop push
button switch for safety applications.

Indicator Lamp
Indicator Lamp consisting of a light to indicate whether power is on or a motor is in
operation. pilot lamp, pilot light. indicator a device for showing the operating condition of
some system.