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Tools and Equipment

Cummins adds GenCalc, GenSpec to Power Suite software

October 23, 2014 - The latest version of Cummins Power Generation's Power Suite power project sizing software features two new sets of tools—GenCalc and GenSpec—and updates to GenSize with additional project and load parameters to help optimize project sizing and product recommendations.

Burndy releases Y122CMR Hytool full cycle ratchet

October 22, 2014 - Burndy has announced the Y122CMR mechanical full cycle ratchet Hytool to its line of tooling products.

Klein adds #2 Phillips screwdriver, punch-scratch awl to demolition series

October 22, 2014 - Klein Tools has added the 2 Phillips (SKU 603-4DD) screwdriver and punch-scratch awl (SKU 650-DD) to its demolition series of hand tools, saying they are designed to take a beating and deliver a beating.

Motors & Motion

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.

Weg announces CFW100 mini drive

October 20, 2014 - The Weg Electric CFW100 mini drive promises advanced technology features in a small package, claiming to be the smallest variable frequency drive (VFD) with HMI on the market.

HPS Hammond Power launches Centurion R reactor

July 23, 2014 - Hammond Power Solutions’ (HPS) new reactor—the Centurion R—is designed to address both line- and load-side issues associated with AC drive applications, and promises “a unique blend of improved performance and reliability while reducing the product footprint”.

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.

Lighting & HVAC

Lithonia unveils indoor LED flush mounts

October 23, 2014 - Acuity Brands has introduced six additional designs to its line of indoor LED flush mount luminaires from Lithonia Lighting.

UL streamlines certification process for portable LED luminaires

October 22, 2014 - UL has introduced a global certification program for portable luminaires, which it says covers a set of samples and tests that combine the requirements of both North American and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards that have not been formally harmonized as part of the CB Scheme,…

Eye Lighting releases Aphos LED roadway luminaire

October 21, 2014 - Eye Lighting has introduced the Aphos LED luminaire for roadway applications featuring type II, III and V optics.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Burndy announces slotted terminals

October 22, 2014 - Burndy has introduced its slotted terminal product line, offered in a range of conductors (#10 Str to 4/0 kcmil) that are made of copper and electro-tin plated.

Appleton releases 30A, 60A Powertite non-metallic plugs

October 21, 2014 - Appleton has expanded its Powertite family of industrial plugs, receptacles and connectors with 30A and 60A non-metallic, corrosive-resistant plugs for use with UL 1686-C1 receptacles.

Snake Tray announces cable tray for RF cabling

October 21, 2014 - Snake Tray says it has created a cable tray to convey, aim and isolate RF cables along with traditional security and signal cables in one system for transit and rail tunnels.

Fire & Signalling

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.

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.

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

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.

Dent Instruments launches PowerScout 3037 power meter

October 22, 2014 - Dent Instruments has announced the PowerScout 3037 networked power meter, which replaces all models of the PowerScout 3 Plus, monitors voltage, current, power, energy and many electrical parameters on single and three-phase systems.

LinkSprinter: a personal tester for “ethernet-touchers” everywhere

October 22, 2014 - Can you imagine a voltmeter costing you $1500? If so, how many would your shop have on-hand? That’s been the problem with network testers of the past (to the chagrin of “ethernet-touchers” everywhere), until now, that is, with Fluke’s new LinkSprinter.

Ideal Industries unveils TightSight clamp meter

October 20, 2014 - Available in four models in 600A and 1000A capacities, the Ideal Industries TightSight clamp meter claims to be the world’s first to feature the TightSight LCD, a display built into the bottom of the meter to let users view measurements at arm’s length.


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.

Terex unveils swing arm option for TL aerial device

October 21, 2014 - The Terex Hi-Ranger swing arm option has been added to increase the platform’s range of motion for the company’s TL series aerial devices.

Peterbilt 220 with clear frame rail package for optimal body

October 20, 2014 - Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package).

Hy-Brid HB-P1027 scissor lift promises greater maneuverability

October 16, 2014 - The push-around HB-P1027 low-level scissor lift from Custom Equipment features a zero-turn radius and 22 x 35 in. platform for maneuverability, and is suitable for tasks at heights up to 16 feet.