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Tools and Equipment

Dexter+Chaney offers Field Tech service management app

November 16, 2014 - Dexter+Chaney—developer of Spectrum construction software—has launched its newest service management application: Field Tech.

Ideal offers telephone/data splice and repair kit 33-719

November 16, 2014 - Ideal’s telephone/data splice and repair kit (#33-719) features the Kinetic Super wire stripper that lets you alternate between stripping, cutting and crimping 22-24 AWG twisted-pair cables to prepare IDC splices (incl. Ideal and UR-I, UY-I, UB-I IDC connectors) with a single tool.

Hipower debuts 10P portable power system

November 16, 2014 - Hipower Systems has debuted the latest in its line of portable power systems: the 10P portable power panel.

Motors & Motion

Siemens introduces tiastar MCC with 18-pulse AC drive

October 31, 2014 - Siemens has introduced its tiastar motor control centre (MCC), featuring integrated 18-pulse adjustable frequency AC drive technology that claims to allow pumps and blower motors to operate with improved efficiency while keeping harmonic distortion at a minimum.

GE debuts Multilin 869 motor protection system

October 23, 2014 - GE has announced the Multilin 869 motor protection system designed for the protection, control and management of medium and large induction and synchronous motors.

Weg announces CFW100 mini drive

October 20, 2014 - The Weg Electric CFW100 mini drive promises advanced technology features in a small package, claiming to be the smallest variable frequency drive (VFD) with HMI on the market.

Lighting & HVAC

Reduce labour with Eaton V-Spring telescoping light pole system

November 16, 2014 - Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds business introduced the V-Spring telescoping light pole to increase safety and reduce labour costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at industrial facilities.

Phoenix EcoMod 450 replaces up to 1500W HID floods

November 16, 2014 - Phoenix Products Co. Inc. has expanded its EcoMod Series of LED floodlights with the EcoMod 450. With an output of up to 41,250 lumens, the EcoMod 450 replaces up to 1500W HID floods, says the company, and easily retrofits to existing Phoenix installations.

Hubbell Outdoor introduces GSL LED luminaire

November 16, 2014 - Hubbell Outdoor Lighting introduced the GSL LED luminaire as an alternative to 150W or 250W metal halide fixtures.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Schneider Square D Surgelogic Surgebreaker Plus for the home

November 16, 2014 - Schneider Electric’s Square D Surgelogic Surgebreaker Plus device protects against high-energy power and low-energy repetitive surges by delivering surge suppression, safeguarding appliances and electrical devices within the home, including everything from washers and dryers to cable and ethernet cords.

Easyheat AHB Series pipe heating system comes pre-assembled

November 16, 2014 - Easyheat’s AHB Series pipe heating system comes pre-assembled and ready to install, and prevents pipes from freezing in homes and businesses down to -40F.

General Cable offers GenSpeed 10 MTP Cat 6A cable

November 16, 2014 - General Cable says its new GenSpeed 10 MTP thin-profile Cat 6A UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable promises increased flexibility and improved protection against alien crosstalk in a reduced 0.275-in. diameter

Meltric extends Decontactor Series with DSN150

November 14, 2014 - Meltric Corp. says the new DSN150 Series extends its Decontactor line of switch-rated plugs and receptacles to 150A/75hp.

Fire & Signalling

Expanded Cooper Wheelock Exceder LED series boasts energy savings

October 22, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has expanded its Wheelock Exceder LED series to include ceiling models for horns, horn strobes, strobes, speakers and speaker strobes, describing it as the industry’s first line of notification appliances to use high-efficiency LEDs.

Siemens unveils fire alarm and voice communication system

July 3, 2014 - Siemens has debuted intelligent voice communication panels boasting full-featured protection for everyday and emergency life safety and communication needs in small and medium-size facilities.

Cooper’s Exceder LED sounder line meets NFPA 72, 720 for sleeping areas

June 19, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has announced the Wheelock Exceder LED low frequency sounder line, designed to meet both the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) fire alarm and carbon monoxide 520 Hz code requirements for sleeping areas.

Voice Data Video etc

Prysmian Group releases WideCap-OM4 multimode fiber

October 8, 2014 - Prysmian Group says its OWideCap-OM4 multimode fiber is optimized for multi-wavelength systems, delivering OM4 performance in the 850-950nm window while maintaining compatibility with current laser-optimized multimode fibers.

FSR PWB-353 wall box unit features open-face design

October 8, 2014 - FSR has expanded its line of wall box solutions with the addition of the PWB-353 wall box unit.

Platinum Tools Tele-TitanXg 2.0 combines two crimpers into one tool

October 8, 2014 - Platinum Tools says its Tele-TitanXg 2.0 (p/n 12516) makes two-step crimping simple by combining two crimpers into a single tool.

Buildings Controls

Leviton releases ODC occupancy sensors

February 5, 2014 - Leviton says it has combined line voltage occupancy sensor, power pack and photocell technology into a self-contained energy management solution.

Acuity Brands’ LSXR fixture-mount sensor with interchangeable lenses

November 19, 2013 – Acuity Brands has launched its LSXR fixture-mount sensor from Sensor Switch, offering up to four interchangeable lenses and an integrated, adjustable mounting bracket suitable for both high-mount and low-mount lighting control applications.

GE Multilin EPM 6010 communicates using BACnet IP and Modbus TCP

July 18, 2012 - GE released the Multilin EPM 6010, a power meter that can communicate using both BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols. GE says the EPM 6010 provides accurate and timely energy use data, allowing a building automation system (BAS) to better respond to changes in demand. The meter…

Test & Measurement

Fluke 830 alignment tool shortens motor shaft evaluation

October 23, 2014 - In three steps, the Fluke 830 laser shaft alignment tool claims to deliver precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with other predictive maintenance measurements, enable users to increase machine life.

Dent Instruments launches PowerScout 3037 power meter

October 22, 2014 - Dent Instruments has announced the PowerScout 3037 networked power meter, which replaces all models of the PowerScout 3 Plus, monitors voltage, current, power, energy and many electrical parameters on single and three-phase systems.

LinkSprinter: a personal tester for “ethernet-touchers” everywhere

October 22, 2014 - Can you imagine a voltmeter costing you $1500? If so, how many would your shop have on-hand? That’s been the problem with network testers of the past (to the chagrin of “ethernet-touchers” everywhere), until now, that is, with Fluke’s new LinkSprinter.


Test drive an EV with BC Hydro and EMC

October 24, 2014 - For anyone curious about electric vehicles (EVs), BC Hydro—in conjunction with Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Plug-In BC—is providing you with a chance to get behind the wheel of one.

Terex unveils swing arm option for TL aerial device

October 21, 2014 - The Terex Hi-Ranger swing arm option has been added to increase the platform’s range of motion for the company’s TL series aerial devices.

Peterbilt 220 with clear frame rail package for optimal body

October 20, 2014 - Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package).