New: Buy Now on Thomas and Pay Over Time with Credit Key   Learn More

Thermal Controls are suited for inductive applications.

Press Release Summary:



Available with various leads attached at factory, Model J(C) Valstat(TM) Series thermal protectors feature fold-over case design and same or opposite end terminations. Model BR-B2D Valstat Series, with drawn metal or heat-resistant plastic case, features sealed design suitable for applications requiring vacuum impregnation process. Both automatic reset devices feature snap action, quick break/quick make switching action with bimetallic element.



Original Press Release:



Portage Introduces High Value Line of Thermal Controls



NORTH CANTON, OH - Portage Electric Products, Inc., manufacturer of the popular PEPI® line of versatile, ultra-small thermal controls, has introduced a new line of economical devices. Valstat(TM) Series thermal controls combine limited design options with a stocking program to offer a cost effective solution for customers. The first three Valstat products are all snap action devices with bimetallic elements to break an electrical circuit. These new devices automatically reset and are specially designed for reliable operation in inductive applications such as motors, transformers and lighting fixtures.

New Model J(C) Valstat Series thermal protectors feature a fold-over case design and snap action, quick break/quick make switching action. The bimetallic element carries the circuit current for maximum sensitivity under short circuit conditions. The Model J(C) offers the versatility to choose from two bimetallic elements with different resistance values depending on the sensitivity needs of the application. Devices are available with either same or opposite end terminations and can have various leads attached at the factory. Operating temperatures are pre-set at the factory and are available in 5°C increments between 50°C and 150°C.

The Valstat(TM) Series also includes the BR-A1D Series with a drawn metal case and the Model BR-B2D Series with a heat-resistant plastic case. Both offer ultra-compact sealed design suitable for applications requiring a vacuum impregnation process. These snap action devices offer quick break/quick make switching action using a bimetallic element that carries the circuit current for maximum sensitivity under short circuit conditions. Users can select from two different bimetallic elements depending upon application needs. Operating temperatures are pre-set at the factory and are available in 5°C increments between 50°C and 150°C.

About Portage Electric Product, Inc.
Portage Electric Products, Inc. (Pepi®) is a worldwide manufacturer of bimetallic thermostats and thermal protectors used in a wide variety of applications. Portage Electric manufactures both snap-action and creep-action style devices noted for their overall small size, versatility and reliability. Portage is also majority owner of EAW-Relaistechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of 1/2" disc-type thermostats as well as high-quality relays and other switching devices marketed in Europe and Asia. For more information, contact: Portage Electric Products, Inc., 7700 Freedom Ave., N.W., P.O. Box 2170, North Canton, OH, USA, 44720. Tel: 330-499-2727 or 888-GO-4-PEPI. Fax: 330-499-1853; web site: www.pepiusa.com

More from Food Processing & Preparation

All Topics