In an effort to promote safety in the industrial sector, Leviton has expanded their Powerswitch® line with the MDS30-AX, a 30 Amp safety disconnect switch 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, providing safe and reliable power control. However, the new stainless steel enclosed disconnect switch delivers added protection against chemical corrosion and bacterial growth in areas requiring heavy washdown.
Intended to meet strict hygiene requirements in industrial processing applications, design of the disconnect switch has been certified as easily cleanable to NSF International hygiene requirements for food and beverage processing to help ensure public health and safety.
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 requirements. The enclosure also features a side-hinged door with lift-off hinges for easier access to the switch for servicing.
Powerswitch Safety Disconnect Switches from Leviton are designed for superior performance in food and beverage processing facilities, factories and plants, marinas and shipyards, and are especially ideal for areas with corrosive elements and those requiring heavy washdown. 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.