What are enabling switches?
Enabling switches or hold-to-run switches are used to safely operate machine functions within the machine guarding.
Only when pushed in the middle position, will the enabling switch allow that the machine functions can be operated. If the switch is released or pushed the machine will switch off immediately for safety.
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Zeus modular enabling switches
The Zeus is a robustly designed modular enabling switch that can be composed to the user’s wishes.
The Zeus hold-to-run switch is always equipped with a robust 3-position manual switch and has the following features:
- Ergonomic design
- Robust IP67 casing
- Modular design
- Is an enabling switch as well as a gate box
- Up to 61 different machine functions can be selected
- Advanced anti-manipulation through hand detection
- Different connection options
- Can be equipped with an emergency stop, key switch and hanging detection
The Zeus Hold-to-run switch can be equipped with an in-hand sensor. An in-hand sensor provides protection against manipulation. By means of hand detection in combination with a vibration sensor, manipulation of the permission switch can be prevented.
An emergency stop is required on every application, when the emergency stop is located on the machine, the accessibility must always be considered. By equipping the hold to run switch with an emergency stop, the procedure to stop the machine is much shorter and this makes for a safer situation.
61 Different machine functions
With the Zeus permission switch it is possible to directly activate, start and stop up to 61 different machine functions via the 7-segment display.
Configure your own hold-to-run switch
3 position switch