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Tools and Equipment

Bosch heated jacket line features women’s collection

October 28, 2014 - Bosch’s heated jacket line has debuted an offering just for women.

Klein foam wire pulling lubricant promises no stains or drips

October 23, 2014 - “An electrician can spend hours applying traditional wire pulling lubricant and then cleaning up the mess it leaves behind,” says Dave Mueller, senior product manager at Klein Tools.

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.

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

Dialight launches SafeSite LED high-bay for hazardous locations

October 30, 2014 - Dialight’s new SafeSite LED high-bay is engineered for Class 1, Division 1 locations, delivers 110 lumens/Watt and comes with a 10-year warranty.

Lithonia launches E Series LED modules

October 30, 2014 - Acuity Brands Inc.’s Lithonia Lighting introduced the Energy Star-certified E Series LED recessed modules, saying they are well-suited for high-volume construction, cost-competitive bids and everyday stock business.

Appleton expands Mercmaster LED with “powerful new versions”

October 30, 2014 - Appleton has broadened its Mercmaster LED enclosed and gasketed explosion-proof luminaire series to include new versions promising a cost-effective replacement of 350W and 400W pulse-start MH, and 400W HPS fixtures.

Jesco introduces Infina flexible linear LED lighting

October 28, 2014 - Jesco Infina flexible linear LED lighting claims to be amazingly compact, lightweight and infinitely curvable.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Ideal SpliceLine connectors promise to save wiring time

October 23, 2014 - The SpliceLine in-line wire connector from Ideal Industries claims to reduce time and cost for pre-fab shops and electricians.

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.

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).