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The new EExe push-in stopping plug for use in hazardous areas, the ExPress from Hawke International, has received Baseefa accreditation. The ATEX compliant plug is suitable for enclosures in Zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 and also meets IP66 ingress protection requirements. The plugs are certified for operation in temperatures from minus 40 degrees C to plus 80 degrees C.

The ExPress plug is easy to install. No special tools are required and they also eliminate the need for locknuts and serrated washers that can be difficult to install in confined spaces. Manual pressure is sufficient to engage the plug and ensure complete sealing.

The new plug complements Hawke's EZE hazardous area enclosure, a radical clam-shell design. Users in offshore and petrochemical industries will find that using these plugs in conjunction will offer greater safety and productivity. Hawke also offer the ExPress plug as a component to other manufacturers seeking high integrity seals for hazardous and harsh environments.

The introduction of the ExPress stopping plug coincides with the extension of the already popular EZE enclosure range. The range now includes the EZE 62. This enclosure has a face area of 624mm x 319mm and a depth of 183mm. This can accommodate up to 60 M20 cable entries and a maximum of 190 WDU 2.5 terminals. There are three models in the EZE range with one, two or three factory fitted gland plates. These can remain blank for on-site drilling or be pre-drilled and plugged to the customer's specification.

Inside the cabinet, removable brackets hold the terminals, din rails, or instrumentation away from the back plate to make assembly and under wiring easy. For access, the single-piece lid is hinged to allow vertical opening. This gives the technician full access from the front and side, with the open lid also acting as a temporary weather-shield while the enclosure is being wired, inspected or modified.

Hawke's Mike Connelly explained, "Unused cable entries in the gland plate can now be sealed using the EExe certified ExPress plug, which eliminates the need for special tools, but remains completely tamperproof in that it can only be removed from inside the enclosure. The push-in plugs allow users to modify wiring more easily and seal any unused entries with complete confidence."

More information:

Michael Connelly
Hawke International
Tel. +44 (0)161 830 6698
Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648
Email: michael.connelly@ehawke.com
Web: www.ehawke.com

Advertising and other commercial enquiries:

Gill Bancroft
Hawke International
Tel. +44 (0)161 830 6698
Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648
E-mail: gill.bancroft@ehawke.com

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