Electrical motors are the heart of production… quick disconnects increase production.
Motor lead quick disconnects allow for fast connecting and disconnecting of reliable motor lead connections, facilitating motor maintenance and repair or diagnostics and testing. Thomas & Betts Blackburn KUBE Motor Lead Compression Disconnects reduce labor time by 50% versus conventional disconnect methods, according to a T&B. This increases production revenue by saving you time and money during change-outs.
Insulated Motor Quick Disconnect Reduces Electrical Failure
Blackburn motor lead disconnects require no bolts, torquing or electrical insulator tape. This means less chance of electrical motor failure due to insulation breakdown from heat and motor vibration. The compact motor load disconnects also give maintenance personnel more space for ongoing preventive motor maintenance or electrical motor circuit assessment and speeds access for unplanned electrical motor failure.
Blackburn Disconnect Quick Motor Swap-Out
Blackburn Motor Lead Disconnects install by crimping male/female disconnects onto leads, plugging them together, sliding on an insulating boot, and securing with cable ties. Swap out the motor by snipping cable ties, slide off the insulating boot and unplug disconnects. The boot also eliminates damage to motor leads caused by slicing away insulator tape.
The disconnects are color coded by T&B for highly-visible cable/connector matching, and wire sizes cover a range of voltages. Blackburn quick-disconnect motor connectors handle one line to one load (2 wires); or one line to two loads (3 wire). Four “body sizes” accommodate different wire sizes.
Thomas & Betts Blackburn KUBE Motor Lead Disconnects save up to 10 minutes per motor change versus conventional disconnect methods, according to a T&B study. Note the yellow taped electrical leads, leaving the quality of the disconnect job up to the operator’s skill at taping. Taping and re-taping is very time consuming and costly.
With so many motors in a facility, time spent on maintenance adds up fast using “Bolt and Tape” installation (shown in test).
They are available in wire sizes ranging from no. 16 AWG to 500 Kcmil for 600-volt applications and no. 8 AWG to 4/0 AWG for 5 KV applications.
Blackburn compression connectors by Thomas & Betts deliver a variety of customized compression connectors — angled, flared, trimmed, stacked, bi-metal, reducer, flag, tee, tapered, metric and more
Made of the highest-grade materials offering high conductivity/low resistance, meet or exceed all industry standards and can be installed with other commonly used tools with no loss of agency certification.
Blackburn Disconnect: Stronger Under Pressure
Blackburn Motor Lead Disconnect contacts and body are silver-plated, high-conductivity copper. A copper interface ring with louvered edges in the quick connector’s female socket creates high-force contact points with the male pin. Pressure from high currents or surges actually compresses and strengthens the male/female connection contact pressure. Contact points range from 8,000 PSI to 10,000 PSI.
Thomas & Betts Blackburn KUBE Motor Lead Disconnects save up to 10 minutes per motor change and reduce labor time up to 50% versus conventional disconnect methods, according to a T&B study. “
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