Distribution blocks cut manufacturing time

20th March 2017
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Distribution blocks cut manufacturing time

As sole distributor, Switchtec has introduced the Arnocanali range of distribution blocks. Used to distribute incoming power to smaller or numerous cables within panels, the distribution blocks reduce installation time and keep cable usage to a minimum, providing time and cost savings over traditional methods.

Aimed at OEMs, CEMs, panel builders, equipment manufacturers and machine builders, and for use in BMS panels and control panels, DIN rail mountable Arnocanali distribution blocks comprise a wide range of products.

From the single pole BKB series to the multi-pole BD series, Switchtec is able to offer distribution blocks for any relevant application.

The distribution blocks offer many benefits and design advantages. They can be used to establish an electromechanical connection between large cross-section, high current carrying cables with one or more wires having smaller cross-sections, making it possible to manage multiple load connections and a wide range of cable and wire sizes.

They also provide the facility to interlock multiple blocks side by side, forming a compact design layout that saves space within control panels and they make it possible to distribute power in a compact space without additional accessories.

Provided as single pole units with up to 12 connection points, the BKB series distribution blocks are available in 125, 160, 250 and 400A ratings, while the multi-pole BD series is available with 7, 8, 11, 13, and 15 connection points per pole, embracing single, double or four pole options, and in 125 and 160A ratings. Clear ratings and cable sizes are printed on the products.

Manufactured in Italy, the Arnocanali distribution blocks are manufactured to a high standard unlike lesser quality, similar products available in the marketplace.

They use high-grade brass components making them highly resistant to thread stripping and providing excellent cable retention properties. They are supplied with IP20 touch proof terminals that have removable covers to make installation easier, and also easier to replace once installed.

The Arnocanali distribution blocks available from Switchtec are CE and IMQ approved, RoHS 2 compliant and manufactured in accordance with EN60947 and EN60998.

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