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|Eaton Doubles Down on Safety with New Double-Door, Line-Side Isolation Switch|
|Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:25:03 AM|
RALEIGH, N.C. Date: August 8, 2017
Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its double-door, line-side isolation switch, the industry’s first compartmentalized, fusible safety switch. The latest in Eaton’s growing family of safety switching devices, the new switch features an innovative two-door design with an internal barrier that isolates the fuse base from line-side power, enhancing the safety of work environments for equipment operators.
“At Eaton, our engineers are constantly seeking ways to improve the safety of our products for those who interact with them every day,” said John Alexander, product manager, Eaton. “With our new double-door safety switch, our engineers have provided a solution to a common concern for maintenance personnel, who often risk exposure to line-side voltage when replacing fuses in safety switches. We’re proud to deliver the benefits of improved safety for workers and simplified general maintenance and testing.”
Eaton’s new double-door, line-isolation switch provides lowered exposure, enhanced safety and improved uptime when accessing the load-side fuse compartment. Additionally, the new switch enables maintenance personnel to:
Eaton’s double-door, line-side isolation switch was developed in Eaton’s Switching Device Flex Center. Based in Cleveland, Tennessee, the facility designs and modifies safety switches, enclosed circuit breakers and rotary disconnects for needs that are not met by standard products. Products developed in the Flex Center are specially designed for harsh environments or enhanced safety and customer convenience, or are custom products for specific customer applications.