Pendant Control Stations are a type of handheld housing for pushbuttons, which includes a covering case and the buttons themselves. In this way, they differ from push button pendant enclosures, which are simply protective covers. Push buttons are a simple type of mechanical switch, which are used to control one function in a machine or device.
Pendant Control Stations allow a user to control a certain piece of machinery from a greater distance away. This increases safety when using machines like cranes and hoists that may otherwise be transporting items overhead. Pendant Control Stations can be wired or wirelessly connected to the machinery they control to allow the user to move out of the way in case of emergancy.
Pendant Control Stations are fitted according to the needs of the machinery that they control. They tend to differ by the number and design of pushbuttons they house. Some include a red stop button, while others do not, and some come with directional button designs, while others simply include plain coloured buttons.