Portable equipment provides flexibility to improve plant floor efficiency. One challenge, particularly with motor-driven equipment in wet operating environments, is the risk of an electrical arc if an operator disconnects a machine under load. MENNEKES switched and interlocked receptacles prevent this outcome. Here’s how:

Our latest video highlights our switched and interlocked receptacles, which are mechanically interlocked for greater safety. Units feature an IEC pin and sleeve receptacle rated from 20 to 100 amps, an HP-rated switch that is factory wired to the receptacle, and a padlockable handle to comply with OSHA LO/TO requirements. Operators can't turn the switch ON unless the plug is fully inserted. They also can't remove the plug until the switch is fully turned OFF. Check out our new video, or download our brochure for more information.

The National Electrical Code (NEC), the leading standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States, will release a 2023 Code update later this year. As with previous iterations, we know the 2023 Code update will contain revisions to ground fault protection requirements.

It’s never been easier to upgrade your facility with motor disconnect switches that prioritize sanitation, promote safety and minimize installation time with footprint compatibility.