Electrical

09/10/2004


DIN-rail enclosures

DB series DIN-rail mount boxes are suitable for a wide variety of industrial applications and includes 8 sizes with 10-30 contacts in widths from 0.87 in. to 5.91 in. Boxes have card guides, ABS plastic housings are UL94V-0 flammability rated, and front covers have areas for labels or decals.

Bud Industries, Inc. budind.com Write 300 on PE card

Wire cart

Caddy Mac wire carts accommodate a wide range of spool sizes and were designed to simplify wire and cable handling. Features include wire guides that enable smooth feeding from the spool, bottom platform that allows cart to be used as a dolly, and locking system that ensures spindles remain in place during transportation.

Sumner Manufacturing Co. sumner.com Write 301 on PE card

Power conditioner

SOLATRON Plus 3-phase power conditioner provides voltage regulation, surge protection, and noise isolation through inductive and poor power-factor loads. With input voltage from -25% to +15%, the conditioner produces output of less than

Sola/Hevi-Duty solaheviduty.com Write 302 on PE card

Wiring accessories

Wiring accessory kits are packaged in plastic trays with separate compartments and hinged covers to keep items such as cable ties, wire nuts, shrink tubing, adhesive-backed mounts, and other wiring accessories well organized and easily accessible. Plastic kits can fit into toolboxes, hung on wall, or placed on workbenches.

Nelco Products, Inc. nelcoproducts.com Write 303 on PE card

Interlocked receptacle

Arktite CSR interlocked receptacles have fiber reinforced enclosures and cover break line that provides wide open access and more wiring room. Receptacle is available in 30, 60, and 100-A versions — fused and nonfused. Direct-drive interlock provides positive locking action.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds crouse-hinds.com Write 304 on PE card

Modular fuseholders

CH series modular fuseholder is designed for global use, and has IEC, CSA, and UL recognition. Optional remote and local open-fuse indication is available. Fuseholder features finger-safe construction, and integrated, pivoting fuse extraction door allows easy simultaneous removal of up to three fuses without tools.

Cooper Bussman bussman.com Write 305 on PE card

Conduit support

Pipe Pier is designed to support steel pipe, copper pipe, and electrical conduit on roof or floor surfaces. Unit reduces installation time by eliminating onsite cutting, drilling, and measuring while protecting rooftop membrane. Flexible polyethylene foam absorbs vibrations and shock.

ERICO, Inc. erico.com Write 306 on PE card

Redesigned drive

VLT 4152 and VLT 4352 are redesigned versions of VLT 4000 series drives. Units provide optimized variable torque, easy installation, and use of existing VLT 4000 software. Features include a 35% smaller footprint, increased performance, easy maintenance, and integral disconnect with fuse options.

Danfoss, Inc. danfoss.com Write 307 on PE card

Enhanced switchgear

Vista underground distribution and System VI switchgear have been enhanced with optional 900-A continuous current load interrupters, fault interrupters, and optional 1200-A main bus. These options are available in ratings of 15.5, 29, and 38 kV.

S&C Electric Co. sandc.com Write 308 on PE card





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