When we think of the mining industry, we often consider safety tools for high voltage power lines. However, there are many uses for low voltage connectors in this industry as well. These rugged devices provide quick and easy connect and disconnect capabilities for AC or DC line or switchgear. They are available in different sizes and voltages, ranging from 225 Amperes to 800 Amperes, with 1000 VAC and 600 VDC options. Cable sizes usually range from number 8 to 500 MCM.
Becker SMC’s low voltage connectors are a great choice for portable mining equipment or self-propelled machinery. They are reliable and offer many benefits, making them a top choice for those in the mining industry. Adding in these safety mechanisms can prevent damage to small equipment and prevent accidents related to handheld equipment use.
Low voltage connectors come ready to perform in mining environments with a fully enclosed aluminum housing. This provides durability and protection against the elements. The connectors are also pad-lockable to ensure safety while in use. They have a captive dust cover which is standard on gear mounted receptacles. This feature helps keep out dirt, debris and other contaminants that could interfere with the proper functioning of the device.
The quick connect features make them easy to integrate into workflows and they offer a dependable way to keep equipment running smoothly. They have a dual latching system that helps prevent accidental disconnection and provides an extra level of safety. They also have a ground check circuit that makes sure the connection is secure before power is applied. This can help prevent damage to equipment or injuries to workers.
If you’re looking for a low voltage connector that is both rugged and reliable, Becker SMC’s products should be at the top of your list. With a variety of sizes and voltages to choose from, they have the perfect option for any mining application. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you get the job done right.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best Portable Substation in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.