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Modular E-Stop, Pushbutton Controls

Aug. 9, 2013
Shock-resistant enclosure Sealed against dust, water Each unit contains up to four control elements

SCHMERSAL Series BDF control stations offer machine operators and maintenance personnel the ability to E-Stop, reset, and select appropriate machine modes in a single housing. The slim design permits mounting on a machine doorframe for ease of operation.

Many machines are equipped with a control panel that allows the operator to activate the emergency stop, on/off and reset functions. Usually, these control panels are manufactured by the machine builder according to the “do-it-yourself” principle. Schmersal has developed Series BDF as a modular system of control panel that can be configured according to the user’s needs.

The base of the Series BDF is a slender, shock-resistant enclosure that is dust- and watertight (IP65 rated.) The housing can be quickly and smoothly fitted onto the customary aluminum profile system used in mechanical engineering.

Each BDF200 housing can accommodate up to four control elements from a comprehensive range: E-Stop buttons with or without a protective collar; pushbuttons, mushroom buttons, illuminated pushbuttons, and LED indicator lights available in several standard colors; Selector and key selector switches with latched or spring return actuation. The units come preassembled in the desired configuration to meet the application, and wiring is done in a single compartment.

These control stations meet all the North American approvals, including cUL, as well as European standards EN 60947-5-1 and EN 60947-5-5. The BDF is available with integrated AS Interface Safety at Work, or as a single-position version (BDF100.)