A range of pre-installed control stations from Hylec-APL is now available to buy in most Maplin stores across the country. The control stations, which are rated up to IP66 (depending on switch type/s used), are predominantly single switch stations and include emergency stop, palm/foot, momentary action (ON/OFF) pushbutton, rotary and key switches - though a dual switch control station consisting of an emergency stop and pushbutton ON switch is also included.
The products, which are already popular with electrical installers and maintenance engineers, will now be available to buy over the counter from more than 200 stores nationwide.
Manufactured by DE Controls, the manufacturing arm of Hylec-APL, the control stations combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard-wearing IP-rated push button and selector switches, helping installers to reduce time spent on-site. Thanks to 5mm thick ABS walls, the control stations are very robust, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
Terry Spriggs, Marketing Manager for Hylec-APL, comments: "The control stations have been on the market for several years now and have been used successfully across many industries as both OE and aftermarket kit. Being taken on by a household brand such as Maplin just goes to show the quality and reliability of the product.
"This development is great for our end-users as it improves access to the product. Most Maplin stores will be stocking our control station range, meaning that no matter what size or configuration you want, it will be available over the counter in most situations."
Since their launch 3 years ago the control stations have been an industry favourite thanks to their innovative design and high-quality finish. Design consideration such as a time-saving, snap-on bracket mounting feature makes them stand out among the competition. The brackets are available in DIN rail (DED) or chassis / wall mounting (DEF) options and, because they are snap-on, do not compromise the IP rating of the enclosure.
Steve Sheriff, Category Buyer for Maplin, adds: "The reputation of our brand relies on the quality of the stock that we carry; so we take new product selection very seriously. We only consider products which are reliable, cost effective and, most importantly, offer premium performance to make our customers' lives easier. The Hylec-APL control stations tick every box."
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