MRO Magazine

Welder plugs/receptacles


May 25, 2008
By PEM Magazine

ImageMeltric Corp. introduced its line of switch-rated welder plugs and receptacles. Switch-rated plugs and receptacles from Meltric are suited for new or existing facilities that are concerned about electrical safety and code compliance. Meltric plugs and receptacles are UL/CSA approved for branch-circuit disconnect switching and rated to safely make and break under full load up to 200 amps, says the company. Furthermore since the welder plugs and receptacles meet code requirements for disconnect switches, there’s no need to purchase mechanical interlocks or auxiliary switches, which are typically necessary when twist-type or pin and sleeve-type devices are utilized, says the company. The welder receptacle features a safety shutter that maintains a "dead" front. This prevents unintentional access to "live" parts, so there’s no need to wear cumbersome personal-protective equipment when relocating a welder. Instead, a technician can disconnect welding machines in complete safety and with plug-and-play simplicity, says the company.