The new EA (Easy Access) range of enclosures for harsh and hazardous environments from Hawke International pioneers a new sloping design that has been rethought from the ground up to ensure high productivity in installation and subsequent inspection regimes. Providing assured electrical safety, projects in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, energy, agriculture and other demanding industrial sectors will all benefit.
Increasing hand access is the key to ensure faster installation. The EA enclosures provide up to 55 percent more wiring space than some alternatives, whilst a turned-out sealing face allows spanners easier parallel access to gland locknuts. Glands are fitted via the base as per industry best practice. A 3mm gland plate or sheet steel for on-site punching can be chosen.
Faster inspection is facilitated by the cut-a-way side walls not impeding good vision of all wiring. Retaining pins prevent the removable hinged lid from being dropped giving greater confidence when working quickly – especially by avoiding drop hazards from height.
The sloping lid design has more purpose than just aesthetics. Contaminants that may cause corrosion naturally spill off and are less likely to adhere to the surface. A single piece gasket provides superior sealing performance with multiple lid fixing points ensuring sealing compression is equal around the unit, further preventing any ingress potential.
Made from high grade stainless steel AISI 316L, the Hawke EA enclosure range is certified for Exe Increased Safety for use in Zone 1/2, 21/22: ATEX / IECEX / EAC TC RU / INMETRO. Not only complying with ISO 9001, the EA range is designed to exceed the latest standards and has been subjected to stringent third party tests.
Availability in nine industry standard sizes means swap-out or retrofitting existing installations with EA enclosures is a simple and quick task. A free guide to all the models is available to download from www.ehawke.com/datasheets/ea-series.pdf.
To help users to quickly configure their enclosure, Hawke provide a free, convenient and easy to use design tool called boxHUBB. Error free 2D drawings and 3D models can be exported in major file formats, with full bill of materials and power ratings pre-calculated. This is a real time saver for designers, who will find the tool online at www.ehawke.com/designHUBB/.
Full international support is provided and the company is also able to supply their industry leading cable glands, connectors for safe live electrical connection, accessories and much more. All are backed by over 60 years of experience in harsh and hazardous product development for the world’s most demanding environments.
Olivia Serrage, Tel. +44 (0) 161 830 6650
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Hawke International, Oxford Street West, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0NA
Release issued: May 22, 2017
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