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A non-metallic, curved-top motor-disconnect switch

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The new CDS Series of non-metallic, curved-top motor-disconnect switches (photo) features a curved profile to eliminate standing water and minimize contaminant buildup in food processing and cleanroom operating environments. In addition to its curved profile, the CDS Series features a chemically resistant thermoplastic enclosure with UL Type 4X and IP69K ratings, making it resistant to frequent high-pressure washdown. Its highly visible handle is lockout-tagout compliant. The CDS Series is NSF-certified for food processing areas. Other features include: laser marking for permanent identification; captive stainless-steel cover screws; poured-in-place seamless gasket; standard early-break auxiliary contacts; and more. — Mennekes Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Kirchhundem, Germany