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The ABB Low Voltage Products division is offering a new line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards. The 600V and 200kA rated switches use the same globally rated bodies as ABB’s rotary-style switches, providing increased performance, reliability, and safety to the heavy duty market segment, according to ABB. The company also claims they are the first heavy duty switches in the industry to offer touch-safe visible blades and operating mechanisms that are fully enclosed and protected from dirt and debris. All enclosure types come with gaskets, are free of sharp edges, and offer a spacious interior for safer wiring and installation of optional accessories.
The new ABB heavy duty safety switches range from 30 to 1,200 Amperes, and are available as fused and non-fused, with Types 1/12/3R/4X steel or stainless steel enclosures. They are suitable for many heavy commercial and industrial applications including HVAC.