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Tools and Equipment

Platinum Tools releases 500 MCM cable cutter

October 20, 2014 - The Platinum Tools 500 MCM cable cutter (p/n 10569) claims to work well in tight spaces, cutting larger cables with one-hand operation and ergonomic, non-slip comfort grip handles.

Greenlee EK50ML micro crimper features PowerSense technology

October 20, 2014 - Greenlee’s EK50ML micro crimper is designed to crimp 28 – 4 AWG wire, twisted pair and coaxial cable using PowerSense technology, a trigger that allows the user to hold their work in the jaws of the tool before crimping, it says.

VIDEO: Milwaukee debuts 13-in., 26-in. jobsite work boxes

October 20, 2014 - Milwaukee Tool showcased its 13-in. and 26-in. work boxes designed for “extreme durability” at its 2014 New Product Symposium.

Motors & Motion

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.

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).

Lighting & HVAC

Eye Lighting debuts refractive globe post tops for LED, HID

October 15, 2014 - Eye Lighting has announced refractive globe post tops designed for both LED and high-intensity discharge (HID) light sources.

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.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Protect your boxes with Bradley Construction Blanks

October 16, 2014 - As seen at the NECA Show 2014, Bradley Construction Blanks (BCBs) were invented by an electrician who got tired of continually looking for, then fixing, his outlet and switch boxes that had been damaged or covered up by drywallers.

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.

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 Ax8 thermal sensor boasts continuous condition monitoring

October 20, 2014 - The Flir Ax8 fixed-mount temperature sensor offers early detection of temperature-related issues in electrical and mechanical equipment, guarding against unplanned outages, service interruptions, and equipment failure, says the company.

Fluke 1000FLT promises to test fluorescents in less than 30 seconds

October 6, 2014 - The Fluke 1000FLT fluorescent light tester promises to eliminate the guesswork of maintaining fluorescent lamps by performing all the essential tests on lamps in less than 30 seconds: lamp tester, ballast tester, non-contact voltage detector, pin continuity tester, and ballast discriminator.

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.


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.

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.