Leviton today announced the introduction of the MDS30-AX, the first safety disconnect switch in the company’s Powerswitch® line contained in a stainless steel enclosure. The MDS30-AX holds the same 30-Amp, 600-Volt non-fused safety disconnect switch as Leviton’s successful DS30-AX, but is distinguishable because of its weatherproof, stainless steel enclosure.
“Our new safety disconnect switch enclosure is designed to meet strict hygiene requirements in industrial processing applications,” said Michael Mattei, Vice President and General Manager of Leviton Commercial & Industrial. “The stainless steel enclosure provides added protection against chemical corrosion and bacterial growth in areas requiring heavy washdown.”
The MDS30-AX enclosure is made from Type 304 non-magnetic stainless steel, and is watertight and dust-tight rated to IP66 and IP67, NEMA Type 3R, 4X and 12K. The mounting feet stand three-fourths of an inch from the wall, making it easy to inspect and clean behind the unit. The high-impact, non-conductive handle is made from polycarbonate and features three provisions for padlocks to comply with OSHA lockout and tagout capabilities. The enclosure also features a side-hinged door with lift-off hinges for easier access to the switch for servicing.
Safety disconnect switches cut power to the circuit for equipment servicing and are designed to withstand short circuit current ratings higher than manual motor controllers. The 30-Amp solution is ideal for the food and beverage processing industry, controlling motor loads such as fryers, conveyors and processing equipment. The MDS30-AX is also ideal for use in other abusive industrial environments such as factories, plants and wastewater treatment facilities.
The new MDS30-AX is certified by NSF International for hygiene requirements for the design of meat and poultry processing equipment. Leviton also certified their 30-Amp non-metallic safety disconnect switch, DS30-AX and MS4X manual motor starter line of switches.
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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.
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