IDEC - Enabling & Grip Switches

HE1B Series

The HE1B is small, lightweight and highly reliable. It is ideally suited for use in robotic teaching pendants and complies to major industry regulations. It provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

HE1G Grip Switch

HE1G grip switches are available with or without a built-in Emergency Stop switch, and were designed for use as "deadman" switches by second operators in robotic cells. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

HE1G-L Light Grip Switch

HE1G-L grip switches are available with or without a built-in Emergency Stop switch, and were designed for use as "deadman" switches by second operators in robotic cells. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation. Compare to the standard HE1G, the HE1G-L has lighter operating force to On position.

HE2B Series

HE2B redundant, or double basic switches have multiple contacts for extra reliability, and meet all major robotics industry requirements. Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

HE2G Compact Grip Switch

HE2G series grip switches designed for use as "deadman" switches by second operators in robotic cells. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation. The HE2G is very compact and provide a comfortable hold. It's also very light operating force to ensure worry-free operation. Additional control buttons such as momentary pushbuttons, E-stop and/or key selector switch are also available.

HE3B Series

The HE3B enabling switch mounts into a standard 16mm panel cut out, and it has most of the same features as IDEC's other enabling switches. The Off-On-Off functionality provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

HE5B Series

The HE5B is small, easy to mount and highly reliable. It is ideally suited for use in robotic teaching pendants and complies to major industry regulations. It provides a high level of safety based on human behavioral studies which determine personnel may squeeze OR let go when presented with a panic situation.

HE6B Series

HE6B is ergonomically designed to work where human interaction is required to turn on a machine or robot while the user is in a potentially dangerous area. Typically enabling switches are installed in grip switches or pendant stations. This 3-position enabling switch not only turns a machine on when pressed, but also turns machines off when over pressed or squeezed, as long as the switch is installed correctly in an adequate safety circuit. Two contacts are provided so that even if one contact fails, the other can disable machine operation. Functionality is the same as all previous HE devices and meets all stringent requirements to meet IEC standard 60947-5-8 for this class of products. A waterproof rubber boot, available in yellow or black, provides IP65 protection.