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Explosion-proof control station with emergency stop

September 27, 2018  

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Larson Electronics LLC, has announced the release of an explosion-proof control station that supports several control mechanisms for heavy-duty machines used in busy industrial operations. This station includes an emergency stop push button, three-position selector switch, a green pilot light and a single-turn potentiometer.

The EPCS-PBS-3PS.LOM-PTM-PLG from Larson Electronics is an explosion-proof control station designed for hazardous locations including, but not limited to: chemical and petrochemical plants, paint spray booths, food manufacturing facilities and agricultural sites. This Class I, Division 1 and 2, Class II Division 1 and 2, Class III unit engages commands using a three-position (local/off/remote), maintained selector switch. The unit has a maximum voltage of 600V AC and features a short, single-turn potentiometer. For emergency stop, a short, single pushbutton, maintained contact red mushroom head is available with push/pull operation. The EPCS-PBS-3PS.LOM-PTM-PLG also includes a green pilot light to indicate status.

This hazardous location control station is constructed of sturdy aluminum with stainless steel parts for additional reliability. The station is NEMA 7 (C, D) and NEMA 9 (E, F, G) rated, and includes three pre-drilled and tapped operator holes with ¾-inch NPT hubs.

“This control station provides operators in hazardous locations with an easy way to support heavy-duty machine control mechanisms from a single unit,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The unit is surface mount compatible, so it doesn’t invade on busy industrial operations and is easily accessible, and has an emergency stop button for additional safety.”

Larson Electronics LLC 

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