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Tools and Equipment

Brady debuts the BMP21-Plus handheld printer

July 7, 2014 - The Brady BMP21-Plus handheld label printer—suitable for electrical, telecom, datacom and general industrial environments—boasts a tough exterior with smart printing capabilities for wires and cables, terminal blocks, patch panels and flat surfaces.

Dexter + Chaney designs Payroll Time Entry mobile app

July 4, 2014 - Dexter + Chaney says its Payroll Time Entry mobile app for Android and Apple tablets and smartphones lets supervisors and project managers easily enter labour and equipment hours directly from the jobsite.

Milwaukee 26-in. work box boasts reinforced corners, recessed latches

July 3, 2014 - Milwaukee Tool says its 26-in. work box can survive over 1000 drops with a 50-lb load, as well as the everyday abuse of a jobsite.

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

Cooper unveils Corelite Divide LED series

July 29, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced the Corelite Divide LED series of recessed, suspended, surface and wall luminaires, boasting 79% energy savings for commercial buildings.

Universal Lighting enters occupancy sensors market with Cento

July 15, 2014 - Universal Lighting has entered the occupancy sensor market with Cento.

Remote control lighting with GE Link connected LED bulb

July 9, 2014 - GE says it has developed a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Roxtec pours efforts into “first-class” materials lab

July 29, 2014 - Cable and pipe transit provider Roxtec says it is creating a “first-class” materials laboratory at its HQ in Karlskrona, Sweden, by investing in new equipment as well as in the recruitment of “highly skilled staff” within materials engineering and chemistry.

Make your wiring run a Home Run with EZ-clip

July 17, 2014 - Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Fortica Electric’s Marijan Rozman says he understands the “pain and frustration” that comes with the limitations of standard protector plates, which is why he invented the patent-pending EZ-clip.

Leviton Extra Duty While-in-Use covers offer outdoor protection

July 7, 2014 - Leviton has introduced Extra Duty While-in-Use covers designed to protect wiring devices from inclement elements while boasting easy access to receptacles.

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

TP-Link offers RE200 wireless range extender

July 14, 2014 - The TP-Link RE200 AC750 Universal dual band Wi-Fi range extender is designed to extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network, specifically in hard-to-wire areas, says the company.

MuxLab releases HDMI 1 x 4, 1 x 8 2K-4K splitters

July 14 2014 - MuxLab has released HDMI 1 X 4 and 1 X 8 2K-4K splitters that allow one HDMI source to be distributed to up to four or eight HDMI displays.

Ideal VDV II verifiers for voice/data/video cables

July 14, 2014 - Ideal Industries has launched its VDV II series of cable verifiers to check the integrity and detect wiring faults in low-voltage copper cables in residential, commercial or industrial voice, data or video installations, including telephone wiring, LAN (CAT 5 to CAT 7, UTP and STP) and…

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

Platinum Tools TCB300 boasts length measurement functionality

June 26, 2014 - Platinum Tools says its Cable Prowler TCB300 tool provides full cable testing on any category network, coax, or telephone cable, while combining the functions of a high-end cable tester and length measurement tester, with the capability to identify link status, link capability, and PoE detection.

Megger CFL535G TDR locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables

June 16, 2014 - Megger says its CFL535G handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) can locate faults on mixed paired metallic cables for up to 20 km (12 miles).

Fluke debuts ScopeMeter 190-504 portable oscilloscope

May 23, 2014 - Fluke has introduced the 190-504 series II 500 MHz ScopeMeter portable oscilloscope, which it says is the first to achieve a 500 MHz at 5 GS/s real time sample rate in a 4-channel handheld, sealed, and rugged oscilloscope without compromising on safety rating, ruggedness, or battery…


Custom Equipment adds 9 inches to HB-830 platform length

July 8, 2014 - Custom Equipment says it has upgraded the Hy-Brid HB-830 low-level scissor lift with a longer platform to give maintenance crews and contractors more space for tools and supplies.

IPAF guide on inspections of access platforms aims to keep equipment safe

July 7, 2014 - The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has released a technical guidance on major inspections of aerial work platforms (AWPs) aimed at keeping equipment safe beyond the manufacturer’s design life.

Ram rolls out 2015 ProMaster City Tradesman van

June 27, 2014 - The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is the automaker’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup, and joins the larger ProMaster and Ram C/V as a Class 1 van offering. Among the available configurations is the two-seat Tradesman cargo van.