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Tools and Equipment

Hilti drill driver SF 10W-A18 offers “corded performance, cordless productivity”

March 24, 2015 – Hilti has released the new cordless drill driver SF 10W-A18 for high torque and high-speed applications.

Trimble's TRA-SER ICT helps with job bids

March 24, 2015 – Trimble recently introduced its TRA-SER ICT and Submittal Manager, created “specifically for contractors who specialize in Information & Communications Technology (ICT).”

HD Electric’s V-Watch warns of high voltage

March 23, 2015 – The V-Watch personal voltage detector from HD Electric Company warns workers of dangerous electric fields surrounding high voltage electrical systems.

Motors & Motion

ABB expands Symphony Plus range for March 2015

March 9, 2015 – ABB recently launched its Symphony Plus SD Series of flexible control and input/output (I/O) products, which offer “total plant automation across application types.”

Siemens offers Simotics DP motors for steel plants

November 23, 2014 - Siemens says it has developed industry-specific motors for steel plants, which are based on the Simotics 1LE1 platform.

Weg unveils W40 line of open induction motors

November 14, 2014 - Weg Electric released its newest line of open 3-phase induction motors, available with standard frame sizes from NEMA 254T to L6808/09.

Lighting & HVAC

Philips’ LifeLight to brighten more African homes

April 17, 2015 - Royal Philips is ramping up its portfolio of solar lighting solutions with Philips LifeLight, a new zero-energy, solar-powered LED lighting range designed for homes in off-grid rural and semi-urban communities.

Jake Dyson Lighting joins larger Dyson family

(UPDATED April 16 with more photos) April 15, 2015 - Dyson currently has four main areas of technology—cordless and full-size vacuum cleaners, environmental control machines and Dyson Airblade hand dryers—but it has added lighting as its 5th product category with the addition of Jake Dyson Lighting.

LED Roadway Lighting adds NXT-C to NXT series

April 15, 2015 - LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. (LRL) launched the newest addition to its NXT series of roadway luminaires—the NXT-C.  

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Aluminum and copper neutral bars come to Burndy

April 17, 2015 - Aluminum and copper neutral bars are now available from Burndy, manufacturer and provider of connector and tooling solutions.

Eaton’s DC hyper charger among first of its size to earn ETL certification

April 10, 2015 - Eaton has added the direct current (DC) hyper charger to its electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) product portfolio and it is one of the first EV chargers of its size to earn safety certification from Intertek.

Eaton’s NRX NF breaker offers “big protection in small footprint”

April 2, 2015 - A new front connect NRX NF fixed-frame air circuit breaker (ACB) has been unveiled from Eaton.

Fire & Signalling

Expanded Cooper Wheelock Exceder LED series boasts energy savings

October 22, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has expanded its Wheelock Exceder LED series to include ceiling models for horns, horn strobes, strobes, speakers and speaker strobes, describing it as the industry’s first line of notification appliances to use high-efficiency LEDs.

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.

Voice Data Video etc

WOWClowd to intergrate with cable certification testers

January 29, 2015 - WOW Insites LLC has announced its WOWClowd product will soon integrate with certification level testers; fully supporting the import of 3rd party certified test results.

Greenlee offers Mini fiberTOOLS with its Communications line

December 16, 2014 - Greenlee says the newest additions to its Communications line (which includes fiber optic installation and maintenance tools) are small and light, and designed to be used in demanding environments.

Hammond Mfg HLP Series low-profile wallmount cabinet

November 28, 2014 - Hammond Manufacturing says its datacom division has been busy developing a number of video overviews for “feature-rich” products, like the HLP Series low-profile network/security wallmount cabinet.

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

Extech introduces EX850: 1000A clamp meter with Bluetooth

April 7, 2015 - Extech Instruments, makers of handheld test and measurement tools, have introduced the EX850, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with Bluetooth technology and a built-in infrared thermometer.

Fluke introduces Link-Solutions for network connectivity testing

March 12, 2015 – Fluke Networks recently unveiled Link-Solutions, a combination of network testers and cloud-based reporting, which in turn provides organizations “greater flexibility and convenience in how they manage their network connectivity test results.”

Platinum to launch tone and probe set TP150 at BICSI

February 19, 2015 - A new tone and probe set will be launched later this month, announced Platinum Tools.


Spring 2015 brings new options for Freightliner 122SD

March 17, 2015 – Freightliner Trucks showcased several new options for its rugged 122SD truck at the 2015 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis earlier this month.

Skyjack set to unveil SJ86 T telescopic boom

January 30, 2015 - A new telescopic boom from Linamar Coporation’s Skyjack Division will make its debut this February.

New options for Freightliner medium-duty trucks, Class 6/7 M2 106

January 28, 2015 - New option packages are available to order for Freightliner Trucks’ Class 6/7 M2 106, the company announced recently.