Leviton Expands Wetguard Line of Industrial Grade Watertight Devices
MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, today launched an expansion to its Wetguard line of industrial grade watertight wiring devices. The Wetguard line now features two new industry exclusive products – an FD Box System for creating custom power distribution centers and a true industrial grade watertight toggle switch cover – as well as a new comprehensive line of single and duplex inlets and outlets with covers. The complete Wetguard line is designed to ensure the integrity of electrical connections in harsh, damp and dirty environments.
The revolutionary Wetguard FD Box System, available in non-metallic single-, two- and three-gang configurations, is constructed of long-wearing rigid PVC which offers extreme durability in harsh industrial environments, while at the same time speeding installation and reducing installation costs as they can be directly connected to a PVC conduit without the need for threaded adapters. The multi-gang boxes are equipped with a patent-pending modular frame design that allows for combining single-gang devices in multi-gang configurations without the need for dedicated two- and three-gang cover plates.
“Leviton’s entire Wetguard line was designed with the user in mind, which is why all the new additions, including the new FD Box System, provide ultimate flexibility, allowing customizable solutions that minimize device footprint and maximize machine uptime,” explained Maria Acosta, Senior Product Manager in Leviton’s Commercial/Industrial Division. “These innovative new products are another example of how Leviton’s smart solutions are helping factories improve the safety of their operations, while at the same time reducing the cost of installation and maintenance.”
The new Wetguard toggle switch cover is designed to work with any 15A to 40A toggle switch, including industrial grade manual motor controller switches. It is constructed of durable Valox – to withstand harsh industrial conditions, and is the only switch cover that is watertight rated to IP66. The device also features an integrated lockout handle to meet OSHA lockout/tagout requirements.
Wetguard wiring devices are available in a broad array of NEMA and non-NEMA configurations. The entire Wetguard line features NEMA and IEC water-tight and dust-tight enclosure ratings. The wiring devices feature blades, contacts, wiring terminals and clamps constructed of electroless nickel coated brass for superior conductivity and electrical performance. In part because of these features, Wetguard devices are ideal for use in virtually any wet or corrosive environment, including those applications subject to washdown procedures. To view the complete Leviton Wetguard line of devices, click here.
Leviton (www.leviton.com) is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today, Leviton’s product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the smart choice for professionals and homeowners seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world.