Press Release Summary:
Designed to save time when changing electric motors, Blackburn KUBEÂ® Motor Lead Disconnects are installed by crimping male and female disconnects onto cable, plugging them together, sliding on insulating boot, and securing it in place with cable ties. Units have silver-plated copper contacts and body and stainless steel spring. Coded using Color-KeyedÂ® system, disconnects come in wire sizes from No. 16 AWG to 500 Kcmil for 600 V applications and No. 8 AWG to 4/0 AWG for 5 KV applications.
Original Press Release:
Blackburn KUBE® Motor Lead Disconnects Save Time in Changing Out Electric Motors
MEMPHIS, Tenn., - Blackburn KUBE® Motor Lead Disconnects, new from Thomas & Betts, provide a fast, snap-together connection that saves time in changing out electric motors, eliminating the need to cut through messy insulating tape and unbolt conventional lugs. The Blackburn KUBE® Motor Lead Disconnects are easily installed by crimping the male and female disconnects onto the cables, plugging them together, sliding on the insulating boot and securing it in place with two Ty-Rap® cable ties (supplied). When the motor needs to be swapped out, just snip the cable ties, slip off the insulating boot and unplug the disconnects. The contacts and body of the KUBE® Motor Lead Disconnects are made of silver-plated, high-conductivity copper for a connection that meets or exceeds bolted-together connectors. A stainless steel spring ensures a secure connection between the disconnects. The disconnects are color coded using the Color-Keyed® system - an industry standard pioneered by Thomas & Betts - to ensure the correct match of cables, connectors and dies as a system, and to facilitate visual inspection. They are available in wire sizes ranging from no. 16 AWG to 500 Kcmil for 600-volt applications and no. 8 AWG to 4/0 AWG for 5 KV applications. For more information about Blackburn KUBE® Motor Lead Disconnects, visit www.tnb.com or call (800) 816-7809. Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Thomas & Betts reported revenues of $2.3 billion and had approximately 9,400 employees in 2011. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.