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Tools and Equipment

McCormick Systems announces On Screen Estimating Pro software

August 7, 2014 - Fully integrated with McCormick Systems’ estimating software, On Screen Estimating Pro provides electrical, low-voltage, and transmission-and-distribution contractors a dramatic new way to perform handy, speedy and smart take-offs from digital drawings, says the company.

Brady launches website

August 7, 2014 - Brady has introduced its Client Services website,, which it says is tailored to meet the needs of customers by providing previews of Brady’s visual workplace services and software products.

Irwin Tools launches Impact Performance Series—Phase II

July 30, 2014 - Irwin Tools is introducing the second phase of its Impact Performance Series portfolio of impact driver accessories, featuring double-ended power bits, a Tapcon installation system, Bolt-Grip and Screw-Grip extractors.

Motors & Motion

Weg Electric releases 2014 motor catalogue

July 10, 2014 - Weg Electric has published its 2014 motor catalogue—a 536-page colour catalogue featuring its entire line of motors.

Carlo Gavazzi offers CGP Series enclosed motor starters

March 6, 2014 - Carlo Gavazzi’s CGP Series enclosed motor starters are manufactured in Canada to both domestic and U.S. standards, and are housed in IP65 NEMA 4 metallic enclosures (NEMA 4X non-metallic available upon request).

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.

Lighting & HVAC

Hubbell releases wiSCAPE streetlight control system

August 13, 2014 - Hubbell Lighting says it has introduced a state-of-the-art wireless lighting control solution for new and existing street lights—Hubbell Building Automation’s (HBA) wiSCAPE.

Luminis releases Aramis AR150 pendant LED luminaire

August 13, 2014 - Luminis has announced the Aramis AR150, describing it as a high power cylindrical pendant LED luminaire developed for interior applications.

Tivoli announces Vetrinella LED wall light

August 8,2014 - Tivoli has introduced a line voltage LED wall light that claims to fit easily into a standard, 2-gang, junction box for quick installation.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

ABB launches “breakthrough” 525kV HVDC cable system

August 21, 2014 - ABB has just announced what it calls a breakthrough in cable technology after successfully developing and testing a 525kV extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system that, says the company, will make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.

VIDEO: Southwire SIMpull CoilPAK payoff receives 2014 MEET award

August 20, 2014 - The SIMpull CoilPak payoff from Southwire claims to eliminate the need for heavy, cumbersome spools.

Did Britech build Canada’s longest heating cable?

August 14, 2014 - Britech Heating Cables & Controls says it has manufactured what may be the longest heating cable ever built and installed in Canada.

Arlington low profile sconce box FCS405R

August 8, 2014 - Arlington Industries’ non-metallic low profile 4-in. diameter sconce box (#FCS405R) claims to be the time-saving solution to retrofit installations with shallow wall cavities or obstructions running behind the wallboard.

Fire & Signalling

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.

Tyco SimplexGrinnell commences 2014 road show series

May 27, 2014 - Tyco SimplexGrinnell has kicked off its 2014 North American road show series, and events are being planned between now and the end of the year.

Patlite PES-A, PEW-A signal lights boast 200%-500% increase in luminosity

April 30, 2014 - Patlite’s new generation PES-A and PEW-A series of LED signal lights promise to provide the diverse functionality and adaptability for virtually any signal lighting application.

Voice Data Video etc

Belden introduces FiberExpress M-Box consolidation point

August 19, 2014 - Belden has introduced a FiberExpress multi-box (M-Box) consolidation point that promises to bring fiber closer to the point of use for higher bandwidth and flexible zone cabling in a variety of applications.

Triplett debuts FiberTest VFL fault locator 3340

August 19, 2014 - Triplett has announced the FiberTest VFL, a visual fiber fault locator with a 5mW 650nm laser.

Panduit tapped fiber cassettes for passive network monitoring

August 19, 2014 - Panduit has expanded its QuickNet cassette line to include tapped fiber optic cassettes, which work with diagnostic and test equipment to provide visibility into network traffic, it says.

Klein Tools coax cable cutter VDV600-096 for wires and cables

August 19, 2014 - The coax cable cutter VDV600-096 from Klein Tools claims to be a multi-functional cutter that is optimized to cut copper-clad steel (CCS) coaxial cable in addition to other steel, aluminum and copper wires and cables.

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

Schneider Electric announces PowerLogic PM5000 power meter

June 27, 2014 - Schneider Electric has launched the PowerLogic PM5000 series power meter, offering features such as different communication and I/O options, a battery-backed real-time clock, alarms, multiple tariff schedules, and data and event logging.

Platinum Tools TCB300 boasts length measurement functionality

June 26, 2014 - Platinum Tools says its Cable Prowler TCB300 tool provides full cable testing on any category network, coax, or telephone cable, while combining the functions of a high-end cable tester and length measurement tester, with the capability to identify link status, link capability, and PoE detection.

Megger CFL535G TDR locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables

June 16, 2014 - Megger says its CFL535G handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) can locate faults on mixed paired metallic cables for up to 20 km (12 miles).


Altec launches AN67- and AN67E-E100 aerial devices

August 6, 2014 - Altec Inc. launched the AN67-E100 and AN67E-E100 aerial devices incorporate the design of AA/AN Series aerial devices into a 100-ft total platform height elevator for transmission applications.

Terex redesigns XT Pro tree trimmer trucks

August 6, 2014 - The redesigned Terex XT Pro Series tree trimmer trucks (three models) boast a host of new features, says the company, including a longitudinal hydraulic lift option to provide up to 75 ft of working height, and upper boom articulation of 250º and 125º of lower boom…

Class 6 and 7 Peterbilt Model 220 in full production

July 17, 2014 - The first new Peterbilt medium-duty COE (cab over engine) Model 220 rolled off the assembly line at the company’s COE manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico and, with that, the Class 6 and 7 truck is now in full production.