Albright International was founded in 1944 and has been manufacturing electrical products ever since, particularly specializing in contactors and disconnect switches. Contactors are electrical devices that are used to control various types of electrical loads, such as electric motors, lighting systems, heating systems, capacitor banks, thermal evaporators, and more. A disconnect switch is a safety component in an electrical circuit that is designed to de-energize the circuit in the event of an emergency, maintenance, or service. Its purpose is to ensure that the circuit is safe to work on or to shut off power in the case of an emergency. The SW80 is a device that is intended for use with direct current loads, including motors in electric vehicles, as well as telecom and power distribution systems. It has been designed to handle both interrupted and uninterrupted loads, and is capable of switching between resistive, capacitive, and inductive loads.
Throughout the years, Albright has consistently expanded the range of products they offer in order to meet the needs and opportunities. Albright now has a variety of over 100 different types of contactors and emergency disconnect switches, with over 10,000 specific part numbers. Albright's products are used in a range of industries including electric vehicles, telecommunications, medical, marine, and transportation.