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Tools and Equipment

The Blundstone UTE 165 CSA Met Guard boot now available

April 4, 2014 - Blundstone Footwear new boot—the UTE 165 CSA Met Guard—promises the same “easy pull-on, kick-off” function as your regular Blundstones, but also features flexible and comfortable Poron XRD foot-top met guards, steel toes, protected side elastics with leather covers, kevlar stitching and shockproof soles.

Get 30% off select Brady printers before May 30!

April 2, 2014 - From now until May 30, 2014, Brady is offering a 30% off discount on select benchtop and portable printer models through its “Save Now, Label More” event.

Motion Computing’s R12 aims to redefine rugged tablet experience

March 25, 2014 - Motion Computing’s latest mobile technology portfolio offering—the Motion R12 Rugged Platform—is designed “to empower the worker who moves from the field to the vehicle to the office”.

Motors & Motion

GE Power Conversion opens new “Motor and Generator Store”

March 5, 2014 - GE’s Power Conversion business has launched an eCommerce app (online tool)—the Motor and Generator Store—that promises to make it easier for customers in Canada and the States to access key information, as well as quote and order products, and more.

Eaton releases Ampgard XP3 MV motor control centre

February 6, 2014 - Designed to help identify equipment fatigue and simplify preventative maintenance, the Eaton Ampgard XP3 motor control centre boasts superior contactor-fuse coordination to quickly clear faults and minimize equipment damage.

Weg releases rolled steel motors in EPAct and NEMA models

February 3, 2014 - Weg Electric has introduced its new line of rolled steel motors, which come in both high efficiency (EPAct) and NEMA Premium models and in frame sizes NEMA 56 to 254/6T.

Lighting & HVAC

The clear 40W equivalent LED bulb from Philips

April 17, 2014 - Royal Philips says it has given the traditional incandescent light bulb “the biggest shake-up” in over 100 years.

Cooper’s Caretaker LED luminaire promises 85% energy savings

April 17, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced the Lumark Caretaker LED area luminaire, which promises more than 85% in annual energy and maintenance savings compared to traditional high intensity discharge (HID) products.

Prescolite introduces MegaLum Cylinder LED fixture

April 15, 2014 - Hubbell Lighting says it has announced the first 12,000+ lumen LED fixture designed for high ceiling commercial and architectural interiors where recessed depth is not available—Prescolite’s MegaLum Cylinder.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Wire inspection at the speed of light, by Fraunhofer

April 17, 2014 - Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg say their optical inspection system—WIRE-AOI—can detect defects in strip products that are manufactured at high-flow velocities, like wire and pipes, in real time.

Eaton’s Arrow Hart locking devices enhance industrial connectivity

April 2, 2014 - Eaton has revealed a redesign of its line of Arrow Hart industrial locking devices and straight-blade plugs and connectors. Suitable for industrial applications, the updated line now features an ergonomic grip and a universal cord clamping system.

Brady launches MetalPhoto anodized aluminum tags

March 25, 2014 - Brady has released its MetalPhoto anodized aluminum tags, made of photosensitive anodized aluminum for use with asset tracking systems, including barcode labels, asset ID tags, long-term asset tags, indoor and outdoor signage and equipment labels.

Fire & Signalling

Patlite introduces LP8US flash pattern LED lights

January 29, 2014 - Patlite’s next generation LP8US surface mounted lights feature eight LEDs and a wide angle output lens cover boasting superior visibility in four available colours: blue, red, yellow and clear.

E2S publishes 384-page warning signals catalogue

December 19, 2013
 - E2S has published a 384-page catalogue to present its portfolio of signalling products, offering specifications including hazardous area classifications, performance data, third party approvals, dimensional diagrams and part code configuration.

Eaton unveils ALERiTY line of IP network-based mass notification

December 5, 2013 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has introduced a “holistic” line of IP network-based mass notification systems (MNS). The newest solution from the company’s ALERiTY line of unified interoperable platform offers WAVES over IP (WoIP) for emergency communications.

Voice Data Video etc

Eaton ELPRO 450U-ETM wireless modem boasts ultra-long range

April 7, 2014 - Eaton says its ELPRO 450U-ETM licensed wireless ethernet modem provides powerful long-range communications to extend ethernet networks in difficult-to-reach locations.

Sumitomo offers Quantum Type-QH201e-VS handheld fusion splicer

April 7, 2014 - Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has announced the Quantum Type-QH201e-VS handheld fusion splicer, replacing the TomCatType-25eU/S/M with added advanced industry-only automated features for affordable, user-friendly and high performance fusion splices for FTTx, data centre, and other communication network applications, it says.

HellermannTyton shows off updated HelaNet fiber solutions

April 7, 2014 - HellermannTyton has introduced a “new and improved” fiber optic solutions line, which includes wall and rack mount fiber enclosures and accessories, jumpers, inserts, adapter panels, connectors, trunk cables and tools.

Belden releases Spider Giga 2TX PoE injector

April 7, 2014 - Belden has announced a Hirschmann Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector—the Spider Giga 2TX PoE EEC—for powering devices, such as IP cameras, IP telephones or WLAN access points.

Buildings Controls

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…

New GE Brillion solutions include Whole-Home Sensor, smart plugs and thermostats

April 10, 2012 - GE has added the Whole-Home Sensor to its suite of Brillion home energy solutions which, according to the company, provides continuous energy consumption data without needing a smart meter. The sensor sends consumption data from large 240-volt applications, such as a panel box or pool pump,…

Test & Measurement

Vacuum Interrupters MAC-TS4 predicts usable interrupter life

March 19, 2014 - Vacuum Interrupters has announced its MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester, which claims to be the only test set capable of conducting predictive testing on vacuum interrupters in the field.

Bosch debuts GLM 100 C laser measure for 330-ft distances

February 25, 2014 - Bosch Measuring Tools says it has combined the precision of laser measures with the convenience of Bluetooth wireless technology with the launch of the GLM 100 C laser measure.

AEMC debuts ground resistance testers 6416 and 6417

February 6, 2014 - AEMC’s ground resistance tester models 6416 and 6417 measure ground rod and grid resistance and impedance without the use of auxiliary rods.


2015 Sprinter 4x4 van unveiled at WTS 2014

March 19, 2014 - The Mercedes 2015 Sprinter 4x4 van made its North American debut at NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014, showing off its 3.0-liter Bluetec V6 diesel powertrain with 188 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

Freightliner named first NA OEM to offer Allison’s FuelSense package

March 17, 2014 - At NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014, Freightliner announced it will be the first OEM to offer the new Allison Transmission FuelSense package in medium-duty trucks—boasting up to 20% less fuel consumption.

XL Hybrids debuts XL3 hybrid electric powertrain at WTS 2014

March 17, 2014 - XL Hybrids unveiled what it says is the first upfitted hybrid Ford E-350 cutaway chassis at NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014.