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Tools and Equipment

Greenlee releases EK6IDL six-ton dieless crimper

September 8, 2014 - Greenlee says its EK6IDL six-ton dieless crimper is designed with a dual stage telescopic cylinder to identify the correct pressure needed to crimp a broad range of wire classes.

ProBuilt Hang-A-Light LED work light

September 2, 2014 - ProBuilt is offering its Hang-A-Light LED temporary area work light series.

TT130SMC HellermannTyton compact thermal transfer printer

September 2, 2014 - HellermannTyton says its TT130SMC compact thermal transfer printer features a compact footprint for highly efficient printing in applications in which space is tight or when portability is important.

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

Intense Lighting announces MX track, recessed LED luminaires

September 3, 2014 - Intense Lighting has released its MX family of LED recessed multiples and track luminaires for accent and spot lighting applications.

Lutron debuts Quantum Vue software with mobile capability

September 3, 2014 - EBMag was there at Lightfair 2014 when Lutron Electronics introduced the Quantum Vue software for its Quantum Total Light Management system.

Cree unveils OSQ area LED luminaire

September 3, 2014 - Cree describes its OSQ area LED luminaire as delivering an “unprecedented combination of industry-leading performance and low-profile design”, along with up to 70% energy savings.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

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…

ABB launches “breakthrough” 525kV HVDC cable system

August 21, 2014 - ABB has just announced what it calls a breakthrough in cable technology after successfully developing and testing a 525kV extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system that, says the company, will make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.

VIDEO: Southwire SIMpull CoilPAK payoff receives 2014 MEET award

August 20, 2014 - The SIMpull CoilPak payoff from Southwire claims to eliminate the need for heavy, cumbersome spools.

Did Britech build Canada’s longest heating cable?

August 14, 2014 - Britech Heating Cables & Controls says it has manufactured what may be the longest heating cable ever built and installed in Canada.

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

MultiPhy 400Gb/s technology to enable next-gen video streaming, mobile services

September 16, 2014 - MultiPhy, a high-speed communications semiconductor supplier, has introduced 400Gb/s technology to enable next-generation video streaming, cloud computing and mobile services.

Signamax debuts OFTBS-1 optical fiber thermal buffer stripper

September 16, 2014 - Signamax has debuted a tool designed to remove (strip) optical fiber buffers using thermal technology, when there is a requirement for reliable and 100% clean removal of buffer materials from optical fibers, it says.

MuxLab announces USB 2.0 4-port extender kit

September 16, 2014 - MuxLab says its USB 2.0 4-port extender kit enables USB 2.0 connectivity over Cat5e/6 at data rates up to 480Mbps and extends true USB up to 100m (328ft) over standard Cat5 UTP.

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

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.

Schneider Electric announces PowerLogic PM5000 power meter

June 27, 2014 - Schneider Electric has launched the PowerLogic PM5000 series power meter, offering features such as different communication and I/O options, a battery-backed real-time clock, alarms, multiple tariff schedules, and data and event logging.

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.


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).

Terex Hi-Ranger cobra-style jib promises ease-of-use

August 27, 2014 - Terex now offers an end-/top-mount cobra-style jib on its Hi-Ranger TL and LTM series aerial devices. Available on all 24 x 48-in. platforms, Terex says the jib is engineered with hydraulic articulation and extend, enabling operators to achieve a greater range of motion.