9 new series of Estops


This new series includes the XA, X6, XN1E/5E, XN4E, EU2B, FB1W, XW, HW and YW, expanding the product line to more than twice its size.
With IDEC’s patents of 3rd generation safety technology, the new emergency stop switches provide optimal safety by conforming to international approvals: UL, TUV, ATEX, CE, and CCC.



An exceptional range

IDEC Estop
The 9 new series of emergency stop switches include a very wide range of options:

  • 3 plunger diameters (30, 40 and 60 mm)
  • 3 plunger colors (yellow, red and grey)
  • Illuminated versions available
  • 16, 22 and 30 mm panel cut-outs
  • Several methods of connection
  • 4 types of reset functions: twist, pull, both (when required) or key
  • Reduced size (greater flexibility in the number of contacts, from 1 to 4, NO or NC)



3rd generation safety level

Because user safety is vital, IDEC has developed two patented technologies that go beyond today’s most stringent standards.

By reversing the position of the spring, the contact’s relaxed state corresponds to its safety position (when contacts are open, the machine is at a standstill). The spring does not undergo any load once the plunger has been pressed down and as a result, all risks of malfunction are very significantly reduced, especially when the push-button has been damaged.

By using the safe brake action technology, the emergency stop is put in its safety position (contacts open) whenever the “On” button is not properly positioned, has been damaged or is detached. In this position, any risks resulting from poor installation or damage are completely avoided. This technology is especially useful in emergency stop switches that are in highly prominent positions or which have a detachable contact block and are more liable to be accidentally damaged.
Several of the new emergency stop switches are fitted with these innovations, including the XA, X6, XN1E/5E, XN4E, and XW.



Optional innovations for even more safety

On the XN4E series, padlock eyelets are provided so that emergency stop switches can be locked in their safety position and machines cannot be re-started whilst in use by other operators.

Several padlocks can be fitted at the same time, therefore allowing several operators to work safely on different areas of the installation at the same time, without fear that one can restart the machine before the others have finished and removed their padlocks.


An essential product in a wide range of domain

Emergency stop switches are required in virtually all markets, from industrial and medical applications, to consumer, transportation and agriculture.

The strength of the combined APEM and IDEC names lie in its ability to develop products that meet the requirements of each different market with the latest innovations that exceed industry standards and certifications.

Learn more about these Emergency stop switches, in our pdf brochure:


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