Grab Wire Switches

Grab wire switches, or rope pull switches, are a type of emergency stop switch that is hung by a cable around a piece of machinery. They are operated by pulling on the cable, which isolates the circuit connecting the machinery, stopping whatever hazardous action is occurring. They are usually equipped with a reset knob, so that the equipment can only be restarted deliberately.

What are grab wire switches used for?

Grab wire switches are especially helpful when an emergency stop function is needed for an awkwardly-shaped piece of equipment, such as a conveyor. Because they are attached via a cable, they can also be used over a long distance, so any worker along the line may stop the equipment. They switch itself can also equipped with an emergency stop button, which provides another method of stopping the machinery.

Types of grab wire switches

Though all grab wire switches operate in broadly the same way, they differ in the length of cable they can accommodate, their maximum current and voltage, and the material they are made from. Some stainless steel switches, for example, may be used in areas where there are hygiene requirements.


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Description Price Range Series Reset Button Pole Configuration Indicator Type Normal State Configuration Mounting Orientation Maximum Rope Span Maximum Current Maximum AC Voltage Maximum DC Voltage Housing Material Number of Cable Entries Conduit Entry
RS Stock No. 609-1939
Mfr. Part No.XY2CH13270
SGD477.16
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Preventa XY2-CH Yes - - 2NC Straight 15m 3 A ac, 270 mA dc 240V 250V - 1 PG13.5
RS Stock No. 757-9106
Mfr. Part No.ER5018-021ME
BrandOmron
SGD331.21
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- ER Yes - - NO/2NC Straight 40m 3 A 240V 24V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20 x 3
RS Stock No. 757-9118
Mfr. Part No.ER6022-021MEL
BrandOmron
SGD537.09
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- ER Yes 3P - NO/2NC Straight 80m 3 A 240V 24V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20 x 3
RS Stock No. 757-9102
Mfr. Part No.ER5018-021M
BrandOmron
SGD304.35
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- ER Yes - - NO/2NC Straight 40m 3 A 240V 24V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20 x 3
RS Stock No. 826-4091
Mfr. Part No.143052
BrandIDEM
SGD154.62
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Guardian Line GLM Yes 4P - 2NO/2NC Straight 50m 2.5 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 178-005
Mfr. Part No.XY2CE2A296
SGD236.67
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Preventa XY2-CE Yes - - 2NO/2NC Right Side 50m 10 A 300V - - - -
RS Stock No. 814-8093
Mfr. Part No.XY2CH13150H7
SGD490.93
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Preventa XY2-CH Yes - - NO/NC Straight 15m 10 A 300V - - 3 -
RS Stock No. 826-4097
Mfr. Part No.143050
BrandIDEM
SGD151.60
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Guardian Line GLM Yes 4P - NO, 3NC Straight 50m 2.5 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 826-4104
Mfr. Part No.143068A
BrandIDEM
SGD201.73
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Guardian Line GLM Yes 4P - 2NO/2NC Straight 50m 2.5 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 826-4132
Mfr. Part No.142030
BrandIDEM
SGD441.78
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Guardian Line GLS-Ex Yes 4P - 2NO/2NC Straight 80m 2.5 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 757-9121
Mfr. Part No.ER6022-022MELSS
BrandOmron
SGD747.66
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- ER Yes - - 2NO/2NC Straight 100m 3 A 240V 24V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20 x 3
RS Stock No. 814-8122
Mfr. Part No.XY2CH13250H7
SGD173.60
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Preventa XY2-CH Yes - - NO/NC Straight 15m 10 A 300V - - 3 -
RS Stock No. 820-3323
Mfr. Part No.1CPSA2
BrandHoneywell
SGD380.06
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- 1CPS Yes - - 2NO/2NC Straight 76m 10 A 600V 250V Die Cast Zinc 1 1/2 inch NPT
RS Stock No. 826-4120
Mfr. Part No.142025
BrandIDEM
SGD434.99
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Guardian Line GLS-Ex Yes 2P - NO/NC Straight 80m 4 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 757-9115
Mfr. Part No.ER6022-021M
BrandOmron
SGD282.95
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- ER Yes 3P - NO/2NC Straight 80m 3 A 240V 24V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20 x 3
RS Stock No. 837-1105
Mfr. Part No.XY2CJS15H29
SGD118.91
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Preventa XY2CJ Yes 2P - NC/NO Left Side, Right Side 20m 3 A @ 240 V ac, 270 mA @ 250 V dc 240V 250V Zamak 1 -
RS Stock No. 837-1158
Mfr. Part No.XY2CJR15
SGD144.08
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Preventa XY2CJ Yes 2P - NC/NO Right Side 30m 3 A @ 240 V ac, 270 mA @ 250 V dc 240V 250V Zamak 1 -
RS Stock No. 198-7374
Mfr. Part No.GWN1
SGD300.97
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- GWN Yes 3P - NO/2NC Straight 50m 6 A 415V 24V Die Cast Aluminium - M20
RS Stock No. 837-1133
Mfr. Part No.XY2CJL17H29
SGD194.38
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Preventa XY2CJ Yes 2P - 2NC Left Side 30m 3 A @ 240 V ac, 270 mA @ 250 V dc 240V 250V Zamak 1 -
RS Stock No. 820-3317
Mfr. Part No.1CPSA1
BrandHoneywell
SGD414.88
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- 1CPS Yes - - NO/NC Straight 76m 10 A 600V 250V Die Cast Zinc 1 1/2 inch NPT
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