From material handling to logistics—in almost every industrial application, numerous push button boxes are used to control and secure processes. To expand the extensive AS-Interface system world, Pepperl+Fuchs has developed three new push button boxes for easy integration into existing AS-Interface networks: a push button box with an emergency stop button, a box with two push buttons, one in red and one in green, and a mixed box with one emergency stop and two standard buttons. The design of the push button boxes can be flexibly customized for your specific application.
A particular benefit of the new push button boxes is the possibility of making customer-specific adjustments. Various housings with one to four assignments are available and can be equipped with (emergency stop) buttons, key-operated switches, or selector switches. The customer is free to have the buttons printed with different symbols and to choose between illuminated and non-illuminated button elements.
Using a passive distributor, for example from the G10 ultra-compact series, the push button box can be integrated into an existing AS-Interface network once it has been adapted, thanks to the integrated AS-Interface. The connection is made via an M12 connector, which eliminates the effort of additional wiring. This simple installation method saves costs and helps avoid previously error-prone installation steps.
The new push button boxes are made of a highly robust plastic housing that easily withstands temperatures of -25...+70 °C. Due to their high temperature range, the new push button boxes can be operated in a wide variety of industrial applications and, thanks to their SIL3/ PL e Cat. 4 approval, they meet even the highest safety requirements.