June 23, 2020
Whether you work in food processing or operate a cleanroom, keeping your facility clean involves your electrical power equipment. That’s why we designed our SPEC Grade family of motor disconnects with a 15-degree slope to force liquid run-off.
In an effort to improve this hygienic design further, MENNEKES have expanded the series to include a new mounting option: external mounting feet. These new units simplify motor disconnect installation and are perfect for critical washdown and heavy-traffic areas in food and beverage, paper and pharmaceutical plants.
External Mounting Feet Complement Sloped Roof Design
In addition to mounting SPEC Grade disconnects flush against the wall with sealed, internal fixing holes, you can now install units with external mounting feet. Welded feet offer a 1-inch standoff for ease of inspection and also eliminate debris build up. Feet are attached with a continuous weld to optimize strength and cleanliness and have a 5/16” mounting hole. Ease of installation and sloped roof design for water run off make the MENNEKES SPEC Grade Series a perfect choice for your plant.
Disconnects with this new mounting option are available in three enclosure sizes with 30A, 40A, 60A and 100A ratings. Like MENNEKES’ other sloped-roof units, a highly visible operator handle complies with LO/TO regulations; an expansive drainage channel between cover and protective sidewall eliminates contaminant accumulation. Units come standard with early break auxiliary contacts for variable frequency drives (VFD) and starter interfaces.
Other features of their expanded SPEC Grade series include:
- – Removable cover with captive hardware and one-piece gasket
- – UV-resistant handle
- – Ground stud provided for cover/box continuity
- – UL Type 4X and IP69K certifications
- – In-house endurance tests: 10,000 electrical and 100,000 mechanical cycles
- – 65kAIC RMS Symmetrical rating with Class J Fuse