May 27, 2016 - WAC Lighting has announced the availability of their “technology focused” 2016 catalogue supplement, which includes “many new additions available with high CRI and lumen output, as well as options that include 277v capabilities and dimming controls.”
May 26, 2016 - IPEX, a supplier of thermoplastic piping systems, presents the Scepter JBox, a solution that “meets market needs—ranging from increased interior space and improved strength to ease of installation and durability”.
May 16, 2016 - The FLIR DM284, new from FLIR Systems, is an all-in-one digital multimeter with a built-in thermal imager powered by FLIR’s Lepton thermal micro-camera core.
May 13, 2016 - Fulham Co. has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS) to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham’s new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS’s elitedali smart lighting control and management system.
May 12, 2016 - Carlo Gavazzi’s new RSWT series is the “self-optimizing, soft starting” solution for water pumps up to 75Hp.
May 10, 2016 - Fluke has announced the 279 FC TRMS thermal multimeter as “the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device”.
May 9, 2016 - Arlington’s new one-piece, screw-in Snap-Tite connectors for flexible metal conduit are designed for use in new or old work (installed) electrical boxes.
May 9, 2016 - Knowify, a cloud-based software designed to help manage the online functions for executing electrical business, is available in Canada.
May 9, 2016 - Greenlite launched its V2.0 LEDX filament series recently at LightFair 2016 in San Diego, Calif., which features the same physical appearance as standard bulbs but boasts a 15,000-hour life and over 85% energy savings, according to the company.
May 5, 2016 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division recently unveiled what it’s calling its tallest DC electric scissor: the SJIII 4740. It has a working height of 45.3 ft and is the first Skyjack to enter into this machine class.
May 4, 2016 - ABB has launched its “next generation” QuickSafe surge protection device (SPD), which combines the company’s patented thermal disconnection technology with its new integrated safety backup system to ensure electrical equipment is protected from damage, otherwise caused by surges in the power supply.
May 4, 2016 - Megger says it has enhanced its MIT400/2 series of insulation and continuity testers and they now feature an adjustable insulation test voltage from 10V to 1000V in 1V steps, “giving them a much tighter control of test voltage”.
May 27, 2016 - Philips Lighting has issued a recall for its Philips Energy Advantage ceramic metal halide lamps, model CDM330. They are designed as energy efficient replacements for traditional 400W quartz MH lamps installed in magnetic ballasts and intended for use in high-ceiling industrial, retail and commercial applications.
May 26, 2016 - M-B Oakville Autohaus, also known as 1747808 Ontario Limited, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after an employee of an electrical company was seriously injured in a fall of almost 22 ft.
May 20, 2016 - Klein Tools has issued a recall for its digital clamp meters, including models CL110, CL210, CL310 and the CL110 kit, due to shock and burn hazards.
May 19, 2016 - 360 Electrical is recalling its Idealist, Idealist 2.4 and Agent surge protectors, which are ETL listed with control number 3137487 and have seven outlets.
May 16, 2016 - Ford is recalling 2016 F350, F250, F550, and F450 trucks models due to faulty tires.
May 13, 2016 - Robert Bosch Tool has issued a recall for Bosch model 1380 Slim, the 4.5-in. angle grinder with date codes 502 through 511.
May 13, 2016 - General Motors has issued a recall on its Chevrolet City Express vans from 2015 due to safety concerns with the occupant classification system and air bag deployment.
May 13, 2016 - MSA Safety says its new Latchways Mini personal fall limiter is “a compact, lightweight self-retracting lanyard” that uses multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology to eliminate the need for an external energy-absorber outside of the housing. According to MSA, this also makes it the smallest SRL (self-retracting lifeline) available.
May 12, 2016 - National Safety Apparel (NSA) features a variety of flame-resistant and arc flash stocked head protection with many styles, fabrics and protection levels.
May 4, 2016 - Workplace safety trainer Electrolab tackles slips and falls in its latest DVD release: “Stairways and Ladders: A Safe Step”. This program deals specifically with how to prevent slips and falls by discussing how to use, place, maintain and climb both stairs and ladders safely.
May 4, 2016 - Ford has issued a recall for its 2011 F150 truck models due to a powertrain issue.
May 3, 2016 - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has announced the winners of the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest 2016. Congrats to everyone who made the cut!
May 5, 2016 - The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”.
May 5, 2016 - The latest edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC)—the legal standard with which all electrical work in the province must comply—comes into effect today, May 5, 2016, and includes new requirements.
May 3, 2016 - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is accepting nominations for its 2016 SCC Awards, which recognize the commitment of individuals, organizations and committees who dedicate their time and expertise in support of Canada’s national standardization network. The awards include:
April 8, 2016 - The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) has announced the publication of Outdoor Lighting for Airport Environments (RP-37-15), a publication in the IES Recommended Practice series.
April 1, 2016 - Standards Council of Canada (SCC) invites young electrotechnology professionals to apply to attend the 7th Annual International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany from October 10 to 14, 2016.
March 10, 2016 - The 2015 BC Electrical Code Change took effect February 29, 2016. In connection with this, BC Safety Authority has issued and revised several directives and information bulletins.
February 4, 2016 - An updated edition of the only American National Standard for repair of motors and generators—ANSI/EASA AR100-2015: Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus—was recently published for use by the repair industry and its customers. The standard describes industry best practices for the repair, rewinding, and testing of electrical apparatus in order to maintain or enhance the energy efficiency and reliability of both AC and DC motors and generators.
February 1, 2016 - ASTM International’s Fire Committee (E05) says it is developing a standard that will test fire resistance of wooden utility poles. Utility companies and coating and treatment manufacturers will use the standard to test new products that could protect the poles.
January 26, 2016 - The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) have renewed their Cooperation Agreement with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
January 25, 2016 - ASTM International says one of its new standards will help determine "important attributes for polymer crossarms that are an integral part of electrical distribution structures.”
January 22, 2016 - The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in conjunction with IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) invites all interested parties to notify them if they wish to contribute to the revision of IEEE 515-2011 Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Industrial Applications.
December 18, 2015 - U.S.-based National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) says it has called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to “ensure that consumers have access to the most efficient, cost-effective, and preferred LED bulbs currently on the market” by nixing proposed California Energy Code (CEC) colour specs for LED bulbs.
May 27, 2016 - The Independent Electricity System Operator IESO is launching the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) to “support indigenous communities, co-operatives, municipalities and public sector entities in the participation of Ontario’s energy sector”.
May 26, 2016 - A new report from Navigant Research, World Wind Energy Market Update 2016, examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015 and provides forecasts for 2016-2020, as well as an outlook through 2025.
May 25, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro (NOTLH) is taking an interesting, hands-on approach to studying the impact electric vehicle (EV) charging has and will have on the grid and how to successfully monitor and balance that load.
May 25, 2016 - SaskPower has announced $108 million worth of updates to parts of the Saskatchewan power grid in the coming months to help decrease the number of power outages. Aging infrastructure causes approximately 34% of unplanned outages in Saskatchewan, according to the utility.
May 20, 2016 - BC Hydro says it has completed a major $47 million expansion of the George Tripp substation to help meet the growing needs of the Greater Victoria area.
May 12, 2016 - ENMAX is terminating its Keephills power purchase arrangement under the PPA’s Change in Law provision, which allows the PPA buyer to terminate an arrangement when there is a change in law that makes the agreement unprofitable or more unprofitable.
May 12, 2016 - “Off”-Sprey, a deterrent to keep ospreys from nesting on electrical equipment and structures, now has new configurations to protect flat top structures as well as hydro poles.
May 11, 2016 - GE Power says it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) business of Doosan Engineering & Construction for $250 million.
May 10, 2016 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual.
May 5, 2016 - Zero-energy buildings, which generate as much power as they consume, may be closer than we think, as a team from UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) says it has achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are bot non-toxic and cheap to make.
May 2, 2016 - Rodan Energy Solutions announced it has been selected by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as the Ontario-wide “aggregation operator & dispatch administrator” to operate the peaksaverPlus Demand Response Program for Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies (LDCs). As the incumbent aggregation operator, Rodan Energy says it will continue to dispatch, support and manage approximately 320,000 load control devices currently enrolled in the residential and small commercial peaksaverPlus Program.
April 29, 2016 - Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of version 3.0 of its utility-scale mobile GIS (geographic information systems), ArcFM Mobile. IT administrators will “spend a fraction of the time they have in the past preparing geospatial data for offline use and managing the system” with this new solution, according to Schneider Electric.
May 26, 2016 - Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a not-for-profit volunteer group brought together by co-founders and co-chairs Rebecca Black and Joanna Osawe in 2013 to educate and enable women to become more active in renewable energy development in Ontario. WiRE forges partnerships with a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, professional women from across the energy sector and academic providers.
May 26, 2016 - Several months ago, I thought I had a great idea for an article but, as it turned out, I didn’t... well, that’s not quite true. I ended up stumbling upon an altogether different revelation. Here’s what happened:
May 25, 2016 - This year’s Hannover Fair (Hannover Messe) industrial tradeshow proved that tradeshows are not at all dead, as over 190,000 visitors from all over the world tried to get a grasp of the latest technologies presented by 5200 exhibitors.
March 3, 2016 - Many contractors begin with a simple mission: find customers, serve them well and survive. What happens all too often, unfortunately, is the companies that managed to survive beyond their first year continue to operate with the same strategy.
February 5, 2016 - Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective solution to what they call ‘economic blight’.
December 17, 2015 - Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Design Technologies (CAMDT) says its has become the first facility in Canada to acquire ABB’s YuMi robot, which was shown off recently at a special event at the Brampton, Ont., Campus.
December 11, 2015 - A pair of socks embedded with miniaturized microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and fuelled with urine that is pumped by the wearer’s footsteps has powered a wireless transmitter to send a signal to a PC... yes, you read that right.
December 6, 2015 - Leading up to our January edition, we start posting reminders to update your BlueBook listing before it’s too late. Yet the BlueBook exists online all the time, so what gives?
December 3, 2015 - Smart people don’t buy counterfeit... that’s the takeaway from our discussion yesterday with Lorne Lipkus, a Canadian expert on intellectual property and host of the 20th Annual Fraud & Anti-Counterfeiting Conference.
November 21, 2015 - EBMag was pleased to join Philips Lighting Canada recently at a special event hosted at the Royal Ontario Museum to learn how Philips’ “lighting innovations are taking the industry Beyond Illumination”.
November 10, 2015 - For the first time, a Canadian team has taken the top spot in the international James Dyson Award, and the prize of about $54,000 should help them further develop their Voltera V-One printed circuit board (PCB) printer.
May 4, 2015 - You work hard to establish a safe work environment that helps ensure your employees return home in one piece at the end of the day... it’s time you were recognized! DEADLINE EXTENDED!
May 25, 2016 - Developed at the request of airport lighting maintenance electricians and others involved in the design and construction of airport lighting systems, Campbell River Airport recently hosted a 4-day Airport Lighting Maintenance Course to provide a formal, standardized training program in the essentials of their trade.
May 16, 2016 - Later this month, May 27, 2016, Magna IV Engineering and the Alberta Electrical League are offering Canadian Electrical Code Update Training free to Fort McMurray Master Electricians and safety codes officers displaced by wildfires.
May 16, 2016 - At today’s Ontario Energy Network luncheon, EBMag learned OEN is offering two scholarships under the 2016 EFC Scholarship program, both valued at $3500.
May 11, 2016 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) says it will continue its support of post-secondary students in Durham Region by renewing a decade-long partnership with Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The $5-million investment will go towards capital expenditures, educational programs, equipment, scholarships and bursaries for students at both institutions.
May 11, 2016 - Nova Scotia says it has taken steps to ensure secondary students with an interest in learning more about careers in skilled trades and technology will be able to attend next month’s Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, N.B.
April 27, 2016 - BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has partnered with InfoComm International to release an online course focusing on category cable and AV: “How to Install and Validate Category Cable for AV”.
April 25, 2016 - “This project is a game changer in our efforts to maintain our facilities, control our costs, and expand the learning opportunities for our students,” said Cheryl Jensen, president of Algonquin College as she and Robert Hardt, CEO of Siemens Canada, unveiled a new co-generation natural gas power plant at the college’s Ottawa campus.
April 12, 2016 - The Sesco branch in Peterborough, Ont. has become the Kohler approved training centre for all contractors seeking to install and commission Kohler generators in Eastern Ontario.
April 11, 2016 - At the B.C. Building Trades 2016 convention today, Minister Shirley Bond announced $750,000 for partnerships with IBEW and SkillPlan (Canadian Building Trades Union, Building Together—Women in the Building Trades) to enhance mentorship for apprentices and women in the skilled trades.
April 7, 2016 - Skills Ontario says the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada, adding it is “thrilled to announce that the event will be moving to the Toronto Congress Centre in 2017”.
March 29, 2016 - Alberta Electrical League (AEL) has partnered with Magna IV Engineering to offer training on the Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 ed.
March 22, 2016 - Molly Marcott represented Sonepar Canada recently at the Great Canadian Sales Competition’s final round during its second annual Winners' Gala at the Corus Entertainment headquarters in Toronto. Marcott is a second-year marketing student from Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S.
EFC Electro-Federation Canada Annual Conference 2016Tue May 31, 2016
Alberta Safety Codes Council 2016 ConferenceWed Jun 01, 2016
Canadian Commtech West ShowWed Jun 01, 2016
CAF Apprenticeship Conference 2016: Hands on the FutureSun Jun 05, 2016
Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference 2016Sun Jun 05, 2016
Skills Canada National Competition 2016Sun Jun 05, 2016