Modular wiring solution for process automation
Turck's modular powerfast cordsets and accessories enable flexible design and modification in process automation applications.
Turck's powerfast is a modular wiring solution for process automation connectivity products are UL approved. They're available in A-Size (7/8 in.) and D-Size (1-3/8 in.) connectors, and are rated for up to 30 amps of power for a wide range of operation. Additionally, these products carry FM approval for use in class I division 2 hazardous locations. The A-size powerfast for process automation solution is IP67 rated and the D-size solution is IP67, IP68, and IP69k rated. Both product lines are NEMA 1, 3, 4, and 6P rated with a temperature rating up to 90 C.
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