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Introducing GracePort® Panel Interface Connectors

Joe Winiger
Posted by Joe Winiger on Mar 19, 2024 11:00:04 AM

Electrical hazards present looming risks for controls engineers and panel builders as they navigate the delicate balance between accessibility and safety. This is why Grace Technologies' invented their flagship product, GracePort®. Learn about this revolutionary solution that addresses these challenges and provides physical access to information inside an enclosure without opening the cabinet door. Let's get into it.

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Safeguarding Personnel and Equipment | GracePort®: Your Interface Guardian | Ensuring Compliance with Regulatory Standards | Real-World Applications | FREE Evaluation Unit | FAQ & Resources

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Key Takeaways

✔️ GracePort® Panel Interface Connectors (PICs) offer electrical engineers accessibility, reliability, and safety with their control cabinets. They allow for live access to equipment controls and data via secure modules, improving operational efficiency and safety.

✔️ The GracePort® PICs are versatile and adaptable across various industries, such as pharmaceutical, automotive manufacturing, and industrial automation. They uphold rigorous safety standards, ensuring that users can perform tasks without being exposed to live equipment circuits.

✔️GracePort® offers great support and customization to fit various needs. For a limited time, get free samples to experience the product firsthand.

 

 

Safeguarding Personnel and Equipment

For controls engineers, the main challenge in the field is twofold: Connecting to essential equipment like PLCs and VFDs, all while ensuring safety for personnel and equipment during interface. This scenario is brilliantly illustrated below:

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GracePort® Panel Interface Connectors expertly tackle this problem. The connectors are mounted outside of enclosures, allowing easy access to Ethernet, USB, and even laptop power connections. This innovative design eliminates the risks associated with open enclosures, effectively protecting both service personnel from electrical hazards and delicate components from environmental contaminants.

 

GracePort®: Your Interface Guardian

_GracePort Family Photo v2GracePorts® are not just connectors; they are like gatekeepers safeguarding your control panels. These Panel Interface Connectors create a fortress of protection against dust, debris, and moisture, extending the longevity and reliability of the enclosed electrical and data communication systems. They play a crucial role in the controls environment, ensuring maintenance staff can work safely and efficiently.

 

Custom-Tailored to Excellence

 

One of the best parts of this product is that it's customizable to your application's unique requirements. Whether you're looking for a specific component configuration, housing variety, or international power options, GracePort® caters to your preferences. Personalization allows you to brand unique configurations with your company's logo or customized text.

 

Key Highlights:

 

  • Same-day shipping on select units.
  • Custom configurations are typically built within 3-4 days
  • 15,000+ unique part numbers
  • 300+ components, 30+ power options (including international options) •
  • Unlimited configuration options and flexible mounting options
  • UL Types 1, 2, 3, 3X, 3R, 3RX, 4, 4X, 5, 12, 12K, and 13 housings
  • Customizable faceplates available with logos and special text
  • Stainless steel housing options available, type #304 & #316

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Ensuring Compliance with Regulatory Standards

 

The thorough design of the GracePort® Panel Interface Connectors, along with the robust protection offered by the GracePort+ large enclosure for HMIs, perfectly align with OSHA, NEC, and NFPA 70e/CSA Z462 standards. It's not merely a matter of convenience but strict adherence to industry regulations that make GracePort® the go-to solution for companies prioritizing compliance.

 

Real-World Applications

On factory floors and in data centers worldwide, GracePort® has repeatedly proven its worth. From HMIs and Drives to PLCs, these connectors make accessibility to integral ports possible without the inherent risks of opening cabinet doors. Watch the video below for a product overview and real-world application examples. 

 



FREE Evaluation Unit to Test in Your Facility!

 

Convinced? Skeptical? There's one surefire way to be certain—the feel and fit. GracePort® believes so much in its product that, for a limited time, they are offering free samples to qualified applicants.

If it's time to revamp your electrical engineering processes, you need the — GracePort® connector.

 

 

 

   

FAQ

Is GracePort® compatible with my current manufacturing framework?


Yes! GracePort® prides itself on being adaptable. Whether you have legacy equipment or the latest in electrical manufacturing tech, GracePort® connectors can easily be integrated.

 

How does GracePort® ensure safety with live connections?


The access doors of GracePort® connectors are designed to accommodate custom, customer-provided padlocks for extra safety. Coupled with the ergonomic design that prioritizes user safety; engineers can perform tasks without risking exposure to live equipment circuits.

 

What kind of support does GracePort® offer for installation and integration?


The support is as robust as the product. The Airline and Grace Technologies team of engineers and technicians provide installation guidance and support, ensuring a smooth merger of your current infrastructure with their superior PIC technology.

 

Can GracePort® PICs be customized?


Absolutely! GracePort® offers a range of customization options, from the size and number of connectors to the type and length of cables, to ensure the perfect fit for your operation.

In a world where electrical shocks are for lab studies and not for engineers, GracePort® connects more than just wires—it connects industry vision with industrial reality. It's time to plug into the future of electrical manufacturing.

 

 

 

 

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