Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Legrand Safety Switch

Legrand announced the launch of a new series of 316-Grade Stainless Steel Safety Switches designed for use in harsh environments like food and beverage processing plants, industrial facilities, amongst other applications where wash-down/hose-down procedures and adverse environments are part of normal operating conditions. 

As part of the Pass & Seymour product line, the new series of stainless steel switches are available in both standard and sloped-roof designs and offer water- and dust-tight enclosures rated NEMA 4X/12 and IP66/67/69 for protection against high-pressure, high-temperature washdown applications. The corrosion-resistant switches are available in 30A, 60A, 60A high horse power, and 100A configurations that can accommodate up to three sets of auxiliary contacts for control circuit applications.

Legrand’s new Stainless Steel Safety switches are NSF certified delivering the highest level of sanitation and hygiene and offer a range of features designed to promote reliability, personal safety and maximum protection against corrosion in any environment.  These include:

  • No labels on cover, stamped-in ON/OFF
  • Type 316 Stainless Steel Housing (14-gauge type)
  • Inability to remove cover when in ON position (tamper resistant)
  • High-visibility yellow and red handles to meet OSHA lockout/tagout requirements
  • ¾” standoffs on mounting feet that allow for run off behind the enclosure
  • Compact footprint allowing it to be mounted in tight spaces

The Sloped-Roof Stainless Steel Safety Switches incorporate a 15° sloped roof to help facilitate run-off and minimize the harborage of contaminants.  It also has six conduit entry points for flexible installation and 3/4" stand-offs on the mounting feet to allow adequate space for runoff and inspection behind the switch.

The standard design Stainless Steel Safety Switch series also feature 3/4" stand-offs on the mounting feet to allow adequate space for runoff and inspection behind the switch and offer eight conduit entry points for installation.

Legrand’s new Stainless Steel Safety Switches join the company’s growing line of Pass & Seymour electrical wiring solutions and Cablofil cable management systems designed to help maintain cleanliness, reduce and prevent corrosion, promote worker safety and maintain uptime in the production and processing industries.  Other Legrand products in this category include the new SteriGuard Antimicrobial Industrial Wiring Devices, Cablofil Wire Mesh Cable Trays, Non-fusible Safety Switches and Straight Blade and Turnlok Ground Continuity Monitoring Plugs and Connectors.

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The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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