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Safety Relays in America

Safety Relays in America

Safety Relays in America


I'm based in the UK and am working on a project that'll end up in Bermuda, so the equipment we're selecting must mainly come from the American market.

For an E-Stop Safety Relay, we usually use Pilz.

Does anyone know if Pilz is a common, widely used brand over in the US, or does it tend to be Rockwell Guardmaster Relays over there?

Thanks in advance,

RE: Safety Relays in America

I have never used Pilz but they seem to be commonly available here.

Brad Waybright

It's all okay as long as it's okay.

RE: Safety Relays in America

Rockwell safety relays are much much more readily available. Pilz has a few distributors in large markets, but outside of those 10-12 places they are scarce.

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RE: Safety Relays in America

Rockwell's Guardmaster range are freely available in the UK, just maybe not quite as well-known as Pilz.

RE: Safety Relays in America

For a general purpose shutdown relay, I will generally spec the Allen Bradley 700S type of relay. It is available with up to 12 (convertible) contacts (either rated 10A or 20A).
I have never heard of the PILZ family of safety relays (in NA). The Rockwell Guardmaster Relays appear to be a direct replacement for the PILZ relays.


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RE: Safety Relays in America

That's great, thanks very much for your input - as I thought Pilz is somewhat available but Guardmaster seems much more common.

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