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Tools and Equipment

Dewalt launches DCS387 20V Max compact recip saw

November 26, 2014 - Dewalt’s 20V Max lithium-ion reciprocating saw (DCS387) is designed to help you cut through a variety of materials, and while working overhead and in tight spaces.

Gray Tools offers new line of 1000V insulated tools

November 26, 2014 - Gray Tools Canada Inc. offers its newest line of 1000V insulated hand tools.

Milwaukee M18 XC5.0 battery: “amp-hours is one piece of the equation”

November 26, 2014 - Milwaukee boasts its new M18 RedLithium XC5.0 extended capacity battery pack can deliver up to 2.5X more run-time, 20% more power and 2X more life than standard lithium-ion batteries.

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

Liteline Versa-Series 4-in. pots protect against over-lamping

November 23, 2014 - Liteline Corp.’s new 4-in. Versa-Series potlights promise maximum safety and versatility without sacrificing performance.

Hubbell’s HBLC LED designed specifically for bridge cranes

November 23, 2014 - Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s new HBLC LED is a solution designed specifically for heavy industrial bridge cranes.

GE Evolve LED security light replaces traditional HIDs

November 23, 2014 - GE says utilities, commercial buildings, etc., can rely on a more energy-efficient alternative to traditional HID (high-intensity discharge) security lights with its Evolve LED security light.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

HellermannTyton woven sleeving protects wires and cables

November 23, 2014 - HellermannTyton introduced a protective sleeving to its line of braided sleeving solutions.

AFL OSP MicroCore now accommodates up to 432 fibers

November 23, 2014 - AFL’s OSP MicroCore air-jetted fiber optic cable product line has expanded with the introduction of a 432-fiber Telcordia GR-20-compliant MicroCore cable.

Legrand Plugmold multi-outlet systems with USB charging

November 23, 2014 - Legrand has expanded its line of Plugmold multi-outlet systems to offer more USB charging capability.

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

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).

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.


More custom body space with Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers

November 23, 2014 - Kenworth has added three new options for its medium-duty cabovers that, it says, open the door for more diverse customer applications and body customization. The new options for the K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies.

Club Car VersAttach bed-based attachment system for Carryall vehicles

October 28, 2014 - Club Car’s VersAttach bed-based attachment system for its Carryall line claims to be a solution to professionals who resort to using bungee cords, zip ties or tape to organize and protect the equipment in the beds of their utility vehicles.

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.