Tap Switches can be configured for manual or motor operation.

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Rotary Tap Switches are offered in molded- and fabricated-base designs. Single-, 2-, or 3-phase models are available with dual ratings ranging from 100/150 to 1,600/2,400 A at 600 V. Switches include nonferrous parts, long-life contacts that withstand vibration, escutcheon, handle that accommodates 2 padlocks, and flame-retardant, nontracking insulation. All current-carrying parts rated for 200 A or more are heavily silver-plated.

Original Press Release:

Industrial Tap Switches Have Many Uses

WEYMOUTH, MA - Rotary Tap Switches available from Electroswitch support a multitude of industrial applications. Available in molded- and fabricated-base designs, these heavy-duty switches can be configured for either manual or motor operation. With dual (continuous/intermittent) ratings ranging from 100/150 to 1600/2400 amps at 600 volts, they are available in single-, two-, or three-phase models.

The basic design of an Electroswitch Tap Switch lends itself to modifications. Options include increased voltage and amperage ratings, angled terminals, key-interlock provisions, auxiliary switches for remote indication, an "OFF" position, and a mechanical-release handle. Additional capabilities such as series/parallel switching, wye-delta switching, generator winding controls, high-frequency switching, motor reversing, and polarity reversing are also available. Some models have built-in rotor-lubrication systems.

Every Electroswitch Tap Switch features long-life contacts that withstand vibration; low operating torque; high-pressure line contact; flame-retardant, nontracking insulation; precision-made nonferrous parts; an escutcheon; and a handle that accommodates two padlocks. All current-carrying parts of models rated for 200 or more amps are heavily silver-plated. Models rated for less than 1000 amps have lightweight glass-fiber-reinforced bases.

Electroswitch is the industry leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of tough, reliable switches, relays, and other electrical systems products for utility, industrial, and military environments. The Electroswitch line of standard products is complemented by the company's proven ability and willingness to modify, custom design, and test their switches and relays for virtually any application. The company takes pride in meeting customer delivery requirements, no matter how stringent.

For more information, contact Mr. William Conklin, National Sales Manager, Electroswitch, 180 King Avenue, Weymouth, MA 02188, TEL: (781) 335-5200, FAX: (781) 335-4253, E-mail: info@electroswitch.com, Web: www.electroswitch.com.

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