Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors


Cable-pull switch improves productivity

February 2018 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Industrial automation customers can now improve safety without sacrificing productivity using the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch from Rockwell Automation – a solid-state, cable-pull E-stop in the industry with microprocessor-based technology.

Traditional cable-pull switches are prone to nuisance trips and unreliable operation due to temperature-based changes in cable tension. The solid-state operation of the Lifeline 5 offers an electronic monitoring system to compensate for thermal expansion and cable sag.

“Because the Lifeline 5 is a solid-state switch there is not the mechanical wear often associated with traditional switches,” said Christo Buys, business manager for control systems, Rockwell Automation sub-Saharan Africa. “This means increased uptime and more reliable safety function over a longer lifecycle.”

The Lifeline 5 switch provides constant access to the E-stop function, stopping a machine hazard with a simple pull of the attached cable. The patented, microprocessor-based solution simplifies setup and allows for more efficient maintenance and troubleshooting. The easy-to-see LED indicators assist in cable tensioning for quick, precise setup while providing switch status and diagnostics during operation.

Available in die-cast aluminium or rugged, stainless-steel housings with IP66 and IP67 environmental ratings, respectively, the Lifeline 5 switch helps optimise productivity by combining maximum reliability with diagnostics that can help prevent unplanned downtime. The die-cast aluminium model also offers an optional, integrated E-stop button for even greater application flexibility.

For more information contact Christo Buys, Rockwell Automation, +27 (0)11 654 9700, cbuys@ra.rockwell.com, www.rockwellautomation.co.za


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Rockwell Automation executes AC drive migration at Mozal ­Aluminium
June 2019, Rockwell Automation , Motion Control & Drives
For over 20 years, Rockwell Automation 1336 drives have delivered the drive control required across Mozal, an aluminium smelter near Maputo, Mozambique. Now the industrial automation leader is in the ...

Read more...
Photoelectric sensor for demanding applications
June 2019, Rockwell Automation , Sensors & Transducers
The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the company’s smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and ...

Read more...
Cables for direct current
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Lapp Southern Africa , Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors
In a world first, connection systems specialist, Lapp Group has launched a family of cables designed specifically for DC applications. This is the result of extensive research showing that in principle, ...

Read more...
A gateway to digital transformation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Rockwell Automation , IT in Manufacturing
Industrial automation specialist, Rockwell Automation is showcasing its flagship Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software product brands, which are recognised worldwide for innovation and excellence. These ...

Read more...
Safety products for automation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Prime Automation , Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors
Prime Automation is exhibiting Pilz safety products for automation, Escha connectivity solutions, IDE enclosures and Inxpect safety scanners. These can be viewed at Stand D05. Pilz specialises in safety ...

Read more...
Enclosures and transformer components
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview , Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors
Allbro is the largest supplier of enclosures and transformer components on the African continent. The harsh climate and the nature of the environment where Allbro products are installed has driven the ...

Read more...
Modular assembly
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview , Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors
Modular Assembly Technology South Africa (M.A.T.S.A) has world class aluminium strut profiles, conveyors and a variety of accessories on show. The company’s products are fully customisable and easy to ...

Read more...
Complete range of industrial cables
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Helukabel , Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors
Helukabel is showcasing its range of data, network and bus (DNB) products. On display at Stand B01 is a complete range of industrial cables as well as the related connecting equipment consisting of connectors, ...

Read more...
Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger announce joint venture
April 2019, Rockwell Automation , News
Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger have announced an agreement to create a new joint venture, Sensia, the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation solutions provider. The Sensia joint venture ...

Read more...
Thin clients increase flexibility across the enterprise
April 2019, Rockwell Automation , System Integration & Control Systems Design
With many applications on multiple displays throughout a plant floor, manufacturers struggle to manage numerous sources of content. VersaView 5200 from Rockwell Automation uses ThinManager software to ...

Read more...