Press Release Summary:
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) European-style Enclosed Power Blocks include oversized wire openings that accept stranded wire and are approved and rated for multiple wire combinations. Molded in gray thermoplastic, they feature dual dovetail sides for ganging multiple poles and are available with aluminum or copper connectors. Products can be mounted on DIN rails or be panel mounted and suit applications such as HVAC, material handling equipment, and automation controls.
Original Press Release:
Marathon's IEC Enclosed Power Blocks
Marathon Special Products Announces a New IEC Enclosed Power Block Line.......
Bowling Green, OH - Marathon Special Products (MSP), a Subsidiary of Marathon Electric Manufacturing Corporation, recently introduced a new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) European-style Enclosed Power Block line. The IEC Power Block offers unique features including oversized wire openings to accept stranded wire and provide ease of wire insertion. The wire openings are approved and rated for multiple wire combinations. This allows the IEC Enclosed Power Block to be used in a variety of applications such as HVAC, material handling equipment, automation controls, motor control and switchgear. Designed with cost savings and flexibility for the customer, the IEC Power Block can be mounted on DIN rails or panel mounted. According to Bruce Golen, Project Engineer, Marathon Special Products, "We designed this product line to meet the customers needs.
Our customers are looking for safe products, the option to use larger diameter flexible wire, and easier mounting with interlocking capabilities. The industry is changing to European standards for safety where products are covered in such a manner that a person can not touch the electrical connector with their fingers. We are eager to supply our customers with the benefits of the IEC Power Block." The new blocks are molded in gray thermoplastic like most European industrial electrical products and feature dual dovetail sides for ganging multiple poles. Aluminum and copper connectors are available in all four models. IEC Enclosed Power Blocks combine proven wire termination methods with the safety of European touch-proof design, reducing the chance of maintenance personnel getting electrocuted.