Ergonomic Palm Buttons and Pinnacle Safety Control Systems

UltraTouch Ergonomic Zero Force Palm Buttons

The patented Pinnacle UltraTouch system has been designed as a direct replacement for standard spring loaded mechanical palm buttons and is designed to fit into existing operator palm button stations without modification.

The UltraTouch enclosure is a molded high strength NEMA 4 polycarbonate module designed to meet the high impact and vibration requirements of the industry. The solid state electronics of the UltraTouch switch incorporates an advanced redundant diverse sensor design. This means that each module has two different sensors with isolated circuits along with a monitoring redundant circuit.

The circuitry of the UltraTouch is also designed to provide second-order failure protection. This gives the UltraTouch an unparalleled level of safety and assurance against inadvertent actuation or failing in the “on” or conducting mode, which is a common problem found throughout the industry with competitive ergonomic switch replacements.

The UltraTouch design is so safe against inadvertent actuation, that two UltraTouch modules when spaced and located properly in accordance to OSHA and ANSI hand control distance formulas (the same formula is used for mechanical palm buttons), permit its use as an operator safety two-hand control device. The UltraTouch dual dissimilar sensor format is designed for the machine operator to actuate the switch, and that no inadvertent foreign objects such as sleeves, insects, broomsticks, playing cards, rags, mists or droplets can activate or trigger the switch. This gives UltraTouch an unparalleled level of safety while giving the operator the benefit of using the correct ergonomic hand position of neutral, 0° deviation and 100% hand power.

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_601UL-601 (Specify AC or DC as suffix to Model Number)
Anti-tie down/concurrent operation module. This assembly supplies the control that, when added to two UltraTouch devices, assures that the operator occupies both hands and must initiate both UltraTouch devices within a preset period of time. The anti-tie down/concurrent module comes in a NEMA 12 enclosure and can be added to any of the styles. NEMA 12 enclosure 6” (152mm) x 8” (203mm) x 6” (152mm).  This is required on all machines that do not have this capability in the machine control. (Available without control box. Part #UL-601-NB module. Requires 4” (102mm) x 5” (127mm) space.)Contact Guardomation

 

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Ergonomic Palm Buttons

Ergonomic palm buttons are machine operator activation devices that eliminate the force, position and pressure required to activate an industrial machine when compared to the old style and high pressure spring loaded mechanical palm buttons. Our unique design requires no force or pressure and safely maintains the premier ergonomic position of neutral, 0° deviation and maintains 100% hand power for the machine operator. This premier ergonomic product can reduce or eliminate the harmful effects of carpal tunnel syndrome and other ergonomic maladies caused by high pressure spring loaded mushroom palm buttons. Product manufacturer and Made in USA.

 

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_101_2pUL-101-2P
One UltraTouch module–Direct replacement into most existing operator stations into existing mechanical palm buttons space and screw configurations. Excellent for retrofit projects.

 

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_102_2pUL-102-2P
One UltraTouch module with a complete self-contained NEMA 12 enclosure. Dimensional configuration of NEMA 12 enclosure of 3.50” (89mm) x 6.375” (162mm) x 2.95” (75mm). Excellent for installations when the UltraTouch system must be mounted individually due to space limitations.

 

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_301_2pUL-301-2P
Two UltraTouch modules mounted on a NEMA 12 operator station run bar. The UltraTouch modules are mounted in accordance to OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards in regards to run button spacing.

 

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_401_2pUL-401-2P
Two UltraTouch modules mounted on a NEMA 12 operator station run bar with a red mushroom emergency stop button located in the center. Excellent for installations requiring an emergency stop button for the operator. All the modules are mounted in accordance to OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards in regards to run button spacing.

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_501_2pUL-501-2P
Two UltraTouch modules mounted on a NEMA 12 operator station run bar with a red mushroom emergency stop button located in the center and a yellow mushroom top button located off center. Ideal for the metal stamping/metal fabrication industry. All the modules are mounted in accordance to OSHA, ANSI, and CSA standards in regards to run button spacing.

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_601UL-601 (Specify AC or DC as suffix to Model Number)
Anti-tie down/concurrent operation module. This assembly supplies the control that, when added to two UltraTouch devices, assures that the operator occupies both hands and must initiate both UltraTouch devices within a preset period of time. The anti-tie down/concurrent module comes in a NEMA 12 enclosure and can be added to any of the styles. NEMA 12 enclosure 6” (152mm) x 8” (203mm) x 6” (152mm).  This is required on all machines that do not have this capability in the machine control. (Available without control box. Part #UL-601-NB module. Requires 4” (102mm) x 5” (127mm) space.)

 

Ergonomic Palm Buttons ul_85008500
The Model 8500 adjustable pedestal mount can be utilized for mounting the operator stations or the UltraTouch modules off the machine. These adjustable height pedestals are painted OSHA yellow and are of heavy angle construction with a floor mounting plate that can be lagged to the floor. The adjustable height feature assures the correct ergonomic position for various size operators. This will help control stretching and pulling strains of the operator.

 

Specifications

NEMA 4 Sealed Housing
Solid State Circuitry
Dual Sensor Sources–Infrared/Capacitive
Response Time <20 ms
CSA Approved, UL Listed
Module requires a 2” (51mm) mounting depth in run bar
Current Requirements
110 VAC: 2 pole — 50 mA  |  4 pole — 60 mA
24 VDC 2 pole — 150 mA  |  4 pole — 250 mA
Operator Status Indicator — LED’s
A. Red — Ready to cycle
B. Green — Cycle initiated
Relay Type — Captive Contact Safety Relay
Relay Rating — 8 amp @ 220 VAC; 8 amp @ 120 VAC
Relay Cycle Life
Mechanical — 50 million cycles
Electrical — 100,000 cycles at 220 VAC, 4 amp
Voltage Range — +/- 10%
Warranty — 2 years


Ordering Procedure
Ergonomic Palm Buttons Relays