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Tools and Equipment

See in 3-D with Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp

December 16, 2014 - Trimble recently introduced “MEPdesigner for SketchUp”: a new platform extension designed to help you move from a 2-D to the 3-D work environment in “SketchUp Pro”.

Ideal T-90 stripper purpose-built for Romex in tight spaces

December 10, 2014 - Ideal is offering a wire stripper that promises to make stripping Romex cable faster, easier and more accurate when working inside tight, confined spaces.

Milwaukee adds gripped locking tools to Torque Lock line

December 10, 2014 - Milwaukee Tool expanded its hand tool offering (and the recently launched line of Torque Lock) locking tools with several gripped locking plier options in both curved jaw and long-nose styles.

Motors & Motion

Weg unveils W40 line of open induction motors

November 14, 2014 - Weg Electric released its newest line of open 3-phase induction motors, available with standard frame sizes from NEMA 254T to L6808/09.

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.

Lighting & HVAC

Appleton N2LED emergency egress LED fixture

December 10, 2014 - Appleton has expanded its LED lighting line to include the N2LED emergency egress LED fixture, saying it is 50% smaller and lighter than traditional models while offering up to 130 lumens of illumination per lamp and consuming 75% less power.

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Portfolio surface-mount LED luminaire

December 10, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division says its new Portfolio surface-mount LED luminaire incorporates patented WaveStream technology, promising uniform, glare-free illumination for standard and high-ceiling applications in retail, commercial and architectural spaces.

Hubbell Prescolite LBSLEDA “all-in-one” commercial downlight fixture

November 26, 2014 - Hubbell Lighting claims its Prescolite LBSLEDA is the industry’s first all-in-one LED commercial downlight fixture.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

General Cable launches North American catalogues app

December 10, 2014 - General Cable says its new North American catalogues app is a quick and easy way to view all of its products in one location. It is designed for distributors, contractors, electricians, EPCs and other wire and cable professionals.

Greenlee cable tray accessories: 666QA, CTR100 and CTR200

December 10, 2014 - Greenlee offers new accessories for non-basket-style cable trays: the 666QA quick-adjust sheave roller, and the CTR100 and CTR200 cable rollers.

Stop guessing final wall thickness with Arlington FA101H adjustable box

November 26, 2014 - Arlington’s new FA101H single-gang horizontal 21-ci In/Out box is suitable for countertops, backsplashes... anywhere you need a horizontal outlet.

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

Hammond Mfg HLP Series low-profile wallmount cabinet

November 28, 2014 - Hammond Manufacturing says its datacom division has been busy developing a number of video overviews for “feature-rich” products, like the HLP Series low-profile network/security wallmount cabinet.

AFL APM-101/102 automatic systems for field and specialty splicing

October 9, 2014 - AFL says its APM-101/102 automatic preparation machines allow technicians to quickly and efficiently strip, clean and cleave fibers in 18-21 seconds.

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.

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

HD Electric TAG-5000 wireless phaser

November 26, 2014 - HD Electric says its TAG-5000 wireless phaser is designed to perform many of the existing functions of conventional voltmeter/phaser devices while eliminating the cord and lightening the device.

Read amps from telescoping hotsticks with HVA-2000

November 23, 2014 - Take ampere measurements on conductors up to 500kV with the HVA-2000 high-voltage digital ammeter from HD Electric.

Fluke TiX Series: its first HD infrared cameras

November 17, 2014 - Fluke Corp. launched what it calls its highest-resolution infrared camera ever: the TiX Series: TiX1000 (1024x768 resolution), and TiX660 and TiX640 (both 640x480).


Available in fully integrated CNG at the factory: 2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo

December 17, 2014 - The Chevrolet Express Cargo is available in regular and extended (135-in. and 155-in.) wheelbase lengths, in heavy-duty 2500 Series and 3500 Series models.

Reduce parasitic electrical load with 2015 Ram 1500

December 17, 2014 - The 2015 Ram 1500 capitalizes on its fuel-saving systems, including eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation (fuel-saving technology that reduces parasitic electrical load) and active aerodynamics with grille shutters, and air suspension.

Terex offers new fiberglass 4th for General 80 digger derricks

December 11, 2014 - Terex now offers an insulated, retractable 4th section on its General 80 digger derricks.