Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Powerswitch® Disconnect Switches meet NSF International standards.

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April 17, 2017 -

Available in 30/32A, 60A, 80A and 100A configurations, Powerswitch® Disconnect Switche’s enclosures are constructed of Type 304 non-magnetic stainless steel. Featuring side-hinged removable cover door and watertight, high visibility red and yellow over-mold handle, switches are suitable in wastewater treatment, chemical processing, food and beverage processing environments. Units come with debossed On/OFF markings on its cover.

Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Melville, NY

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Leviton Launches Family of Stainless Steel Enclosed Disconnect Switches

Press release date: April 12, 2017

New and improved design for environments focused on sanitation and cleanliness

Leviton announced today the launch of its Powerswitch® non-fused disconnects in stainless steel enclosures intended for use in food and beverage processing environments where sanitary conditions are critical, as well as wastewater treatment, chemical processing, and other harsh industrial applications. This new line of enclosures is certified by NSF International, as they have mounting feet that provide a ¾" standoff from the wall, making each enclosure easy to clean. The enclosures have also passed IP69K testing and are proven to endure rigorous high pressure, high temperature washdown.

Leviton's new family of Powerswitch® stainless steel disconnects now includes 30/32A, 60A, 80A and 100A configurations. Each disconnect enclosure features a watertight, high visibility red and yellow over-mold handle built for strength and durability, with three provisions for padlocks to ensure OSHA compliant lockout and tagout capabilities.

"Our design was driven by the needs of the industrial market," said Maria Acosta, director, product management, Leviton Commercial & Industrial. "The products are easier to install, safer to operate with the most ergonomic handle in the industry, and they meet the most stringent washdown requirements."

The disconnect enclosures are constructed of Type 304 non-magnetic stainless steel, have debossed ON/OFF markings on the cover for clear identification and feature a side-hinged removable cover door for easy access to the switch for installation and servicing. Type 316 stainless steel enclosure options are available upon request. The enclosures are watertight and dust-tight rated to IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K and UL50E Type 3R, 4X, 12 and 13.

Leviton Powerswitch® non-fused disconnect switches in stainless steel enclosures will be available in May 2017. For detailed product information, visit www.leviton.com/ss-switch.

About Leviton Commercial and Industrial

Leviton's comprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devices provide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered to withstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrial applications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial and hospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehicle supply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches, IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more. Learn more at www.leviton.com/industrial.

About Leviton

Leviton is the smart choice, delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 90 countries across the globe. From simple switches and receptacles, to networking systems and smart home automation, Leviton exceeds market needs by delivering innovative products to create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, LED lighting and lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.com.