EAO Offers “Fail Safe” Stop Solutions

EAO’s innovative, new “Fail-Safe” contacts for E-Stops

EAO Offers “Fail Safe” Stop Solutions EAO Offers “Fail Safe” Stop Solutions

SHELTON, Conn., August 2015  – When it comes to safety, the selection of the right stop control device can make the difference.  EAO Corporation, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, offers Emergency Stop Switches that provide extra assurance with “Fail Safe” operations for use in critical applications.  

E-Stops ensure the safety of operators and machinery by providing a consistent, predictable, and controlled response. Critical to Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices, E-Stops differ from simple Stop Switches that merely turn equipment off.  EAO E-Stops offer foolproof equipment shutdown accomplished through advanced switch design.

EAO’s innovative, new “Fail-Safe” contacts for E-Stops further enhance end user safety. With "Fail-Safe" contacts, separation of the contact block from the E-Stop actuator renders the application ineffective.  If there’s any defect or improper installation of the switch actuator to the new "Fail-Safe" contact block, the switching contact opens, cuts power and stops the machinery as it would in an emergency shutdown routine.  "Fail-Safe" contacts are offered on EAO's internationally recognized Series 04 and Series 84 E-Stops.

EAO’s E-Stops and Stop Switches enhance user safety in a wide array of industries and applications, including:

  • Machinery
  • Transportation
  • Lifting / Moving
  • Medical equipment
  • Industrial X-Ray machines
  • Packaging equipment
  • Food processing applications
  • Compressors
  • Printing equipment

EAO E-Stops utilize twist-to-release actuators and its foolproof design is compliant with ISO 13850 (former EN418), EN IEC 60947-5-1 and EN IEC 60947-5-5.