Retrofit these protective collars for emergency stop pushbuttons
COOPER Crouse-Hinds has launched a new range of protective collars for use on its Ex 41 series of explosion-protected push-button actuators. The new metal protective collar attachments are suitable for use on COOPER Crouse-Hinds' GHG41, GHG43 and GHG44 series of emergency stop pushbuttons and enclosures, which are designed for use in hazardous gas or dust environments.
Once fitted to the EX 41 pushbutton actuator, the collars prevent machine operators or plant personnel from inadvertently activating the emergency stop button, which if pushed, could lead to costly downtime of the plant process or could increase the risk of injury to plant personnel. The collars are designed in such a way that inadvertent operation of the pushbutton is impossible. Two cut-outs in the collar enable easy, rapid release of the pushbutton. Depending on the particular design of the actuator, release is activated either by a key or manually by simply turning/pulling the button. The collars are also available as a retrofit kit.
The collars are designed for use in ambient temperatures from -55degC to +55degC. The collars are available in two colours: red or yellow, to suit every emergency or safety installation requirements. Gordon Low, marketing segment manager at COOPER Crouse-Hinds UK comments: "The new protective collars can be retrofitted quickly and easily to existing emergency stop pushbuttons, without drilling any holes, which may adversely affect the ingress protection rating of the enclosure or pushbutton panel. This enables faster, more economical assembly for end users, whilst also guaranteeing the safety of machine operators and preventing unwanted stoppages to critical production processes or machinery, particularly on oil, gas and petrochemical plants and other high value, process-critical manufacturing environments."
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