May 2, 2019
Panduit Corp., a global leader of innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions, has launched its new circular Data Access Port, an offering designed to provide programming port and electrical outlet access to equipment without the risk of exposure to electrical safety hazards. This product provides personnel a safe and secure way to maintain and monitor performance of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), and industrial networks to promote overall safety at the work site, resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiency.
“Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout has once again appeared on OSHA’s most cited violations for 2018. Although this category covers a wide variety of violations, it implies that qualified or unqualified personnel continue to pursue access into an electrical enclosure without being fully aware of the danger involved,” said Zach Ganster, product manager, Panduit OEM. “We designed the Data Access Port to mitigate electrical safety risks at work sites by eliminating the need to open the panel door when programming or troubleshooting equipment such as PLCs, motors, or VFDs.”
Innovative Product Features and Benefits Include:
The Panduit Data Access Port is internationally recognized with the CE Mark and complies with IP 65 and IP 66 per 60529 and is rated to UL50, UL50E, UL508A, CSA C22.2 NO. 14-13, and CSA C22.2 No. 94.1/No. 94.2.
For more information on the Panduit Data Access Port, customers can contact their local distributor or Panduit sales representative. Additional part information is available here.
Since 1955, Panduit’s culture of curiosity and passion for problem solving have enabled more meaningful connections between companies’ business goals and their marketplace success. Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill., USA and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit’s proven reputation for quality and technology leadership, coupled with a robust partner ecosystem, help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.