1. What is an emergency stop button switch?
An emergency stop switch, also known as an E-stop switch, Estop switch, emergency switch, kill switch, or emergency button, emergency stop push button switch, is a fail-safe control switch that provides safety for the machinery and for the person using the machinery.
2. What is a function of an emergency stop button switch?
An emergency stop switch is a safety mechanism used to shut off machinery in an emergency, when it cannot be shut down in the usual manner.
The purpose of an emergency push button is to stop the machinery quickly when there is a risk of injury or the workflow requires stopping. It is intended to avert harm or to reduce existing hazards to people, machinery, or working, so people also says safety push button switch or push button safety switches.
3. How does an emergency stop button switch work?
Emergency stop button switch are a critical system component that protect the safety of both operators and machinery in a variety of emergency shut down situations. Emergency stop buttons are wired in series with the control circuit of machinery equipment. When pushing the mushroom head of emergency stop button will break the circuit of machinery equipment and removes power supply. (Extended learning: What is the principle of the push button switches?)