The 7/8-16UN minifast explosion-proof feed-through two to six-wire receptacles provide a safe and efficient way to implement explosion-proof protection in Class I, Division 2 hazardous areas for all industries. The feed-through installs directly in standard conduit entries in explosion-proof enclosures without requiring a poured seal, conduit or extensive wiring. An incorporated minifast quick-disconnect eliminates field terminations and is compatible with the company’s FM approved cordsets.
The feed-through is fully potted with a force-resistant compound tested to 9,000 psi; exceeding FM requirements by 50%. The high-quality, 316 stainless steel housing and keyed connector eliminate incorrect wiring and accommodates standard power in hazardous locations. These connectors provide NEMA 1, 3, 4, 6P and IEC IP67 protection.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey