Disconnect fluorescent luminaires safely
The Sta-Kon luminaire disconnect enables disconnection of power to fluorescent lighting fixtures without exposure to live wires. Developed in response to a new NEC requirement that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2008, the luminaire disconnect is UL listed and CSA certified for this application. A similar industry requirement currently is in effect in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Canada, 2006 Edition. It complies with NEC
The luminaire disconnect consists of a male and female disconnect body with
pre-stripped wire connected to the male and female contacts. The contacts are made of tin-plated brass. The disconnect terminals are housed in polycarbonate that is resistant to cracks, abrasions and impact.
Among the luminaire disconnect’s features is a finger-safe female line side with wire connectors that prevent the installer from touching hot contacts. The male side is connected to the fluorescent luminaire ballast %%MDASSML%% not to active power. Other features include #18 Ga. AWG solid-copper insulated integral wire leads that are compatible with multiple sizes of copper or aluminum wire to simplify installation, as well as an integral latch in the polycarbonate housing, providing a visible and audible verification that the contacts are secured and preventing nuisance outages by not disengaging under small amounts of tension on the wires. An additional benefit of the integral leads is the ability to provide a safe disconnect for a single luminaire that includes multiple ballasts.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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