Emergency stop buttons, also called E-Stops, are electrical control switch safety devices, specifically designed to stop any particular machinery in an instant. These are particularly developed to manage risks and offer safety to the user operating a machine as well as the machine itself. The emergency stop push buttons can be used when any potential risk of serious injury is perceived during operation, or the workflow of the machine needs to be immediately stopped.
Emergency stop push buttons are fail-safe safety solutions and must-haves for each and every machinery. They are almost always bright red in colour over a yellow background to ensure optimum visual identification.
Types of emergency stop push buttons
Emergency stop push buttons can be categorised into different types, depending on how they are operated. These are:
Foot and palm buttons
These types of emergency push buttons possess a large actuator surface, making them easy to be properly actuated by foot or hand. They are tamper-proof and initiate active response.
These types of emergency stop push buttons are actually used to establish a link to the emergency stop actuator. They are highly reliable and ensure quick response.
Applications of emergency stop push buttons
Emergency stop push buttons are used everywhere, their applications encompassing industrial, commercial, and public workspaces. They are used in industrial equipment and machinery, building power supplies, aeroplanes, control rooms, and so on.