03 Oct Power-Packer’s IP 67 Rated Latches Can Hold Almost Anything
Stand Up to the Harshest Environments With Power-Packer’s New IP67 Rated Latch
Your equipment has to perform in any environment, and Power-Packer can help ensure that it does. We’re pleased to offer our new IP67 level hydraulic latch that is precision designed to withstand dust, dirt, grime and moisture. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating classifies the degrees of protection for a device against both solids and liquids in electrical enclosures. With an IP67 rating — one of the highest levels on the IP scale — this Power-Packer hydraulic latch is dust tight and safe from immersion in water up to a full meter in depth.
Power-Packer Latches at Work
Power-Packer hydraulic latches are used widely around the world in some of the toughest applications. They are a vital component in cab tilt systems for cab over engine vehicles such as fire and rescue, waste vehicles and yard trucks. Our durable latches also help to ensure safe transport for latching booms.
Our latches engage mechanically, but release hydraulically at 300 psi with 10,000 pounds of maximum vertical pull. A Power-Packer latch can hold just about anything!
The IP67 Difference
To best meet your most demanding enrivonments, Power-Packer’s LH5000 family switch now has an option to be rated at an IP67 level, one of the highest levels on the IP scale. Our design is contamination free from dust and debris, and will perform as promised even after being immersed in more than 3 feet of water for up to 30 full minutes. A Power Packer switch with an IP67 rating is capable of withstanding almost any environment, while still fitting within the same dimensions as our standard LH5000 product. And depending upon your unique application, we offer both normally open or normally closed switches.
Power-Packer IP67 rated latches are included in our standard product line, which means your component will be available within our normal lead times. And like all Power-Packer products and systems, we can customize our latches to meet your exact specifications. Contact your TSM today for pricing and availability.
Understanding the IP Rating
The Ingress Protection Marking classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion from hands and fingers, dust, accidental contact and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. It is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The equivalent European standard is EN 60529.
The standard provides users with more detailed information than vague marketing type terms, such as “waterproof”. The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of water.
At IP67, Power-Packer’s latch is completely dust tight. During an 8 hour test, no dust was able to get into our product. The latch can also withstand liquid intake for up to 30 minutes when immersed in up to one meter (or 3.3 feet) of water.
Need a latch or other solution? We can help.
The majority of products and systems shipped by Power-Packer require some degree of customization. Our skilled engineers are eager to work with you to develop an IP67 rated latch or other hydraulic motion control solution that precisely fit your needs. Contact us now.
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