- Thermoplastic or stainless steel enclosure
- Power supply: Lithium battery
- sWave® wireless technology
steute at the SMM 2018 / Extremely robust and corrosion-resistant: Switchgear for maritime applications
As a manufacturer of switchgear for extreme and complex applications, steute has developed its own range of very robust switching devices especially for offshore technology, ships and ports. The range includes saltwater-resistant and explosion-proof variants.
At the SMM, steute will be presenting these products – for example its Ex 97 and Ex 99 series of Ex position switches which are suitable for use in temperatures down to -60oC. These switches have also been tested and approved to ATEX and IECEx for use in gas Ex zones 1 and 2, as well as dust Ex zones 21 and 22. As has been successfully demonstrated, the high protection class of these devices (IP 66/IP 67) is even guaranteed following a 7-Joule impact test against the reinforced plastic housing. This gives users in the shipbuilding industry the certainty of knowing that these new position switches work reliably, even in truly extreme environments.
An additional maritime focus is the steute GFSI series of foot switches for offshore applications, which remain extremely durable even in adverse conditions. A typical application for these "heavy duty" switching devices is the electromechanical actuation of winches controlling mooring lines in ports or releasing anchoring hooks. Using the steute foot switch, the winch can be started and stopped. This series is available as an "Extreme" version, for explosive zones and in a wireless version.