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Tools and Equipment

Dexter+Chaney unveils Project Plan Room app

October 15, 2014 - Dexter+Chaney’s second mobile application—Project Plan Room—distributes construction documents, communicates data and relays project information in real-time to employees’ and subcontractors’ mobile devices on the jobsite.

Irwin expands Vise-Grip with beefed-up cutting pliers

October 15, 2014 - Irwin Tools has expanded the Vise-Grip category with a variety of new cutting pliers promising “superior comfort, durability and cutting power”.

Angled Knipex pliers and cutters boast 25° comfort angle

September 22, 2014 - Knipex Tools says its latest series of angled pliers and cutters, which include an 8-in. angled long nose pliers, 7-in. angled diagonal cutter, 7 1/2-in. angled combination pliers and 8 3/4-in. cable cutter, meets the needs of hardworking hands and various applications.

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

Dyson debuts Airblade Tap hand dryer

October 15, 2014 - Dyson says its Airblade Tap hand dryer washes and dries hands without having to leave the sink, as infrared sensors pinpoint hand positions and release water from the tap stem.

Philips flattens the downlight with SlimSurface LED

October 15, 2014 - Royal Philips says it has flattened the downlight with the introduction of the SlimSurface LED family of downlights.

Halco releases 6W, 9.5W ProLED multidirectional A19 lamps

October 15, 2014 - Halco Lighting has introduced the ProLED multidirectional A19 lamps in 6W and 9.5W version as a replacement for standard incandescents.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Pass & Seymour debuts metallic-finish devices and wallplates

October 15, 2014 - Legrand has announced the availability of its Pass & Seymour metallic-finish devices and wallplates, available in switches and dimmers, and GFCI, tamper-resistant and USB charging receptacles.

Greenlee’s PullCalc app now available for iPhone, Android

October 3, 2014 - Now available for download, Greenlee’s PullCalc mobile application claims to be the only pulling calculator on the market that finds the approximate pull force needed to install electrical cable inside conduit.

Will new alloyed copper revolutionize overhead powerlines?

September 16, 2014 - Two feasibility studies conducted by the Dutch consultancy agency DNV GL appear to show that the higher maximum operating temperature of micro-alloyed copper conductors (patented by Spanish metallurgy company La Farga) compared to that of conventional steel-reinforced aluminum (ACSR) conductors enables the copper to carry overloads…

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

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

Flir debuts TG165 imaging IR thermometer

October 3, 2014 - Flir says its new TG165 imaging IR thermometer lets the user see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.

Southwire takes steps to ensure IP67 rating for meters

September 5, 2014 - Southwire Co. LLC is notifying consumers, retailers and distributors that some units of the Southwire-branded auto-ranging multimeter Models 11060S & 12070T do not comply with the meters’ stated UL IP67 waterproof rating.

Megger insulation resistance tester MIT1525 rated at 15kV

August 7, 2014 - Megger is offering the insulation resistance tester (IRT) MIT1525 rated at 15kV, which measures motors and generators above 34,500V and equipment rated above 35kV.


Soul EV is Kia’s first all-electric car for U.S.

September 4, 2014 - In the hopes that this market introduction will eventually expand into Canada, Kia Motors America introduced its first all-electric car for the U.S. market—the 2015 Soul EV.

A.R.E. debuts CargoGlide bed units with 70-100% extensions

September 3, 2014 - A.R.E. is now offering CargoGlide bed units with extensions that range from 70% to 100%, placing tools and cargo stored in even the furthest corner of the truck bed at the fingertips of the user, it says. 

Making electric vehicle batteries out of recycled tires

August 28, 2014 - Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy, say researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).