Katko is a Finnish family business specialising in safety switches, load break switches and fused switches. The company’s broad product range includes special products for demanding operating environments and critical locations. In addition to wholesalers, Katko offers services to project and equipment manufacturer customers. Chiller is one of the companies using Katko’s high-quality switches.

Meticulously designed for easy installation and use, Katko’s switches are made of materials that are appropriate for their intended use.

Cooling in the production of plastic products

Katko manufactures all of its switches in its own factories. The company built new, modern production facilities in Konala, Helsinki, where cooling is used in production processes. For switch products, these processes involve the use of moulds to produce the desired shapes from melted thermoplastic. To speed up the cooling of the plastic, the mould is first cooled with water.

The production facility’s cooling was realised with Chiller’s Chillquick chilled water station with a liquid cooler, which was installed indoors on the new premises. Chiller also installed pipes for condensate and operating circuits. The energy efficiency of the cooling system was boosted with a free-cooling function.

Quick and easy installation

Katko appreciated the quick and easy installation of the comprehensive, factory-made solution, which was tailored to its needs. Local production and easy access to spare parts also helped to sway the decision in favour of Chiller as the system provider.