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. 741-8675
Mfr. Part No.ZQ 700-11
BrandSchmersal
MYR601.31
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- ZQ700 Yes DP - NO/3NC Straight 10m 4 A 230V 24V Thermoplastic 1 -
RS Stock No. 123-7517
Mfr. Part No.148056
BrandIDEM
MYR1,180.18
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Guardian Line GLM-SS Yes 4P Switch Status 3NC, NO - 50m 3 A 240V - 316 Stainless Steel 3 M20
RS Stock No. 826-4081
Mfr. Part No.142074A
BrandIDEM
MYR723.86
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Guardian Line GLS Yes 4P - NO/3NC Straight 80m 3 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 609-1939
Mfr. Part No.XY2CH13270
MYR845.13
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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. 820-3317
Mfr. Part No.1CPSA1
BrandHoneywell
MYR1,361.73
Each
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- 1CPS Yes - - NO/NC Straight 76m 10 A 600V 250V Die Cast Zinc 1 1/2 inch NPT
RS Stock No. 826-4088
Mfr. Part No.142064
BrandIDEM
MYR636.81
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Guardian Line GLS Yes 4P - 2NO/2NC Straight 80m 3 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 826-4079
Mfr. Part No.142062
BrandIDEM
MYR636.81
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Guardian Line GLS Yes 4P - NO/3NC Straight 80m 3 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 610-0257
Mfr. Part No.XY2CE2A250
MYR1,546.01
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Preventa XY2-CE Yes - - NO/NC Left Side 50m 3 A ac, 270 mA dc 240V 250V - 1 PG13.5
RS Stock No. 741-8672
Mfr. Part No.ZQ 700-02
BrandSchmersal
MYR601.31
Each
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- ZQ700 Yes DP - 2NC Straight 10m 4 A 230V 24V Thermoplastic 1 -
RS Stock No. 820-3333
Mfr. Part No.2CPSA1A1
BrandHoneywell
MYR2,290.47
Each
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- 2CPS Yes - - 2NO/2NC Dual Direction 152m 50 mA 250V 60V Die Cast Zinc 2 1/2 inch NPT
RS Stock No. 757-9118
Mfr. Part No.ER6022-021MEL
BrandOmron
MYR1,144.62
Each
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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. 837-1101
Mfr. Part No.XY2CJS15
MYR364.63
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Preventa XY2CJ Yes 2P - NC/NO Right Side, Left Side 20m 270 mA @ 250 V dc, 3 A @ 240 V ac 240V 250V Zamak 1 -
RS Stock No. 123-7518
Mfr. Part No.148060
BrandIDEM
MYR653.66
Each
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Guardian Line GLM-SS Yes 4P Switch Status 4NC - 50m 3 A 240V - 316 Stainless Steel 3 M20
RS Stock No. 826-4085
Mfr. Part No.142076A
BrandIDEM
MYR709.65
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Guardian Line GLS Yes 4P - 2NO/2NC Straight 80m 3 A 250V 250V Die Cast Aluminium 3 M20
RS Stock No. 814-8122
Mfr. Part No.XY2CH13250H7
MYR659.87
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Preventa XY2-CH Yes - - NO/NC Straight 15m 10 A 300V - - 3 -
RS Stock No. 826-4091
Mfr. Part No.143052
BrandIDEM
MYR514.68
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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. 814-8100
Mfr. Part No.XY2CE1A150H7
MYR1,514.71
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Preventa XY2-CE Yes - - NO/NC Right Side 50m 10 A 300V - - 3 -
RS Stock No. 820-3323
Mfr. Part No.1CPSA2
BrandHoneywell
MYR1,391.78
Each
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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. 123-7516
Mfr. Part No.148050
BrandIDEM
MYR763.95
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Guardian Line GLM-SS Yes 4P Rope Tension 3NC, NO - 50m 3 A 240V - 316 Stainless Steel 3 M20
RS Stock No. 528-1030
Mfr. Part No.3SE7150-1BF00
BrandSiemens
MYR1,309.36
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SIRIUS 3SE7 Yes DP - 2NC Straight 25m 6 A 400V - Aluminium Alloy 2 -