The emergency stop, "e-stop", is for true emergency situations only. When hitting the e-stop, all power is halted from the machine and the
unload process isn't achieved. The emergency stop button is intended to help with possibly hazardous situations that are developing.
Common conditions of having to use the e-stop is the misuse of the equipment in ways that weren’t intended, predictable failures not
addressed or failing to consider all the foreseeable uses of the compressor.
Machines are designed with the e-stop to shut down your compressor without increasing or introducing new risk to the situation. The
emergency stop function is available and operational at all times, regardless of the operating mode.
What's it all about?
E-Stop: Looks like A red mushroom-headed button that, when activated, will immediately start the emergency stop sequence.
Emergency Situation: an immediately hazardous situation that needs to be ended or averted quickly in order to prevent injury or damage.
E-Stop is... a function that is intended to avert harm or to reduce existing hazards to persons, machinery, or work in
1. E-stop is not a safety device: This button will not keep you safe, but designed to shut down the compressor
immediately. It still needs to be initiated by human action and will not happen on without.
2. Emergency Stop and Cycle Stop are NOT the same: E-stop stops all power to the machine and can only be
restarted once the machines' e-stop has been deactivated. A cycle-stop ends the cycle once that phase is completed without a harsh stop.
3. Not all compressors are designed to include an e-stop button for an emergency.
4. The E-stop function should NEVER be used as an on/off function for your machine. Remember, the braking or
stopping time must be as short as possible when hitting the e-stop, usually just short of breaking the machinery due to the stopping
stresses. The overuse of the e-stop button will result in damaging your compressor over time.
Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!
Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a
reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!
Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
An extensive line of air treatment components
Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries
ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white
cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations
nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.
Reliability and Efficiency
With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our
efforts on the following:
Air is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective
compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the
compressor and dryer
The ambient temperature in an air compressor’s environment can greatly affect your air compressor’s performance. All air compressors will
generate some amount of water, but depending on inlet air conditions some can produce large amounts of water.