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AutomationDirect Offers Merz UL 508 Disconnect Switches

AutomationDirect has added enclosed versions and nonenclosed DIN rail and panel/door mount versions of Merz disconnect and motor-control switches.

Nonenclosed UL 508 and UL 60947 600VAC manual motor controller switches are designed for snap-on DIN rail mounting, base mounting, or front mounting in a door. The terminal screws are all accessible from one side. ML1 compact switches are available for applications from 16A to 40A. For more demanding applications loads, the ML2 to ML3 series accommodates loads from 63A up to 125A. The new series includes a complete line of accessories such as operating handles, shafts, auxiliary contacts, and terminal shrouds.

The Merz UL 508 disconnect switch with enclosure is a nonfusible, UL 508 and UL 60947 manual motor controller 600VAC “suitable as motor” disconnect switch rated at 25-125A (three-pole) and 40-63A (three-pole + neutral). The gray polycarbonate plastic enclosure with red handle is NEMA/UL Type 1, 3R, 4, 4X rated.

Also available from AutomationDirect are Merz rotary cam switches. These motor transfer (changeover) cam switches allow smooth transfer of one motor operation to another, while motor reversing cam switches allow smooth motor direction change. Merz rotary cam switches, in ratings up to 80A, are available with up to three poles with a 5kA SCCR rating.

For more information, visit: www.automationdirect.com/disconnect-switches.

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