Stainless-steel push-button enclosures help cut out contamination

Powell Electronics, supplier of connectors for high-rel applications, including defence, aerospace and industrial, is now stocking the HYPB range of IP69/IP69K stainless steel push-button enclosures for hygienic applications from Hammond Manufacturing. 

Suitable for applications where maintaining hygiene standards and avoiding contamination are important, such as in food processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing, HYPB range enclosures have been designed for use with hygienic pushbuttons and withstand regular high temperatures as well as regular high-pressure wash-downs. They also have no areas, such asslotted screw heads, quarter turn latches or welded mounting brackets, where contaminants can gather and all sides slope to ensure any water drains off quickly.

Available with 22.5mm and 30.5mm holes with either a single row of one, two, three or four mounting holes, two rows with four holes arranged in two rows of two or two rows with six holes arranged in two rows of three, HYPB series push-button enclosures benefit from a rectangular design enabling the units to be surface mounted either vertically or horizontally to suit most applications. 

The cover is secured to the body with crevice-free hex head bolts fitted with a silicone washer to eliminate potential dirt traps. The blue “hygiene” coloured silicone gasket makes any contaminants more visible and is fitted beyond the door edges, so that there are no crevices in which dirt can collect.

Powell Electronics specialises in high reliability, harsh environment connector design, manufacturing and supply chain. In the USA, Powell has 70,000 square feet of connector manufacturing capabilities at its Swedesboro, NJ facility, which is certified to ISO9001 and AS9100. 

The company offers automated engineering solutions and connector ODM services, is an authorised QPL’ed distributor for more than 50 military specifications and is ISO9120 certified. 

This year, Powell relocated its European operations to new premises in Dublin Ireland, employing more technical staff to support design-in activities and signing new franchise agreements with, among others, Glenair, Harwin, Amphenol Aerospace, Quell, AB Connectors, Lemo, Conesys and Positronic. 

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