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Complete range of Soldo safe and hazardous area switchboxes now in stock at Valvekits

Posted: Thursday 12th June 2014

Rotork Valvekits, the Rotork flow control group’s specialist valve mounting kit company, has completed its off-the-shelf offering Soldo switchboxes for quarter-turn actuators and valves by adding the safe area SP range to the hazardous area Soldo ranges that it already holds.

The compact, economical and corrosion resistant Soldo SP range is designed for valve and damper applications requiring waterproof environmental protection to IP65 (NEMA4 & 4X) in a standard ambient operating temperature range of -15ºC to +80ºC. The switchbox body is manufactured from reinforced PPE (polyphenylene ether) with integral NAMUR (VDI/VDE3845) mounting legs, eliminating the requirement for separate brackets. All models feature a flat or optional 3D local position indicator, protected by a UV resistant polycarbonate cover. SP switchboxes are available with electro-mechanical, proximity and magnetic proximity switch options for general purpose and low current applications. Switch setting is easily and accurately achieved by tool-free adjustment of high resolution splined cams. A reinforced M20 x 1.5 cable entry is fitted as standard, with alternative options available.

The addition of the safe area SP range complements Rotork Valvekits’ existing stockholding of Soldo switchboxes for hazardous area applications, encompassing the SK and SQ explosionproof ranges and intrinsically safe models from the SP range. SK and SQ switchboxes are internationally certified for installation in EExd Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas by ATEX, IECEx, GOST (Russia) and CCOE (India).

This extension of the Soldo agreement completes the third Rotork Valvekits stockist/distributor agreement to have been announced in the last year. In 2013 the company was appointed as the UK distributor for the well established Centork range of pneumatic valve positioners and as the exclusive stockist and distributor for the industry-leading Pneumatrol Namur range of solenoid valves.




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