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Tools and Equipment

Two Technologies unveils N4 mobile device for extreme conditions

August 25, 2014 - Two Technologies has debuted the N4, a hard-shell Android device designed specifically for workers in harsh weather and extreme environments “that make normal cell phones impractical”.

Levitt-Safety releases Lobo scaffold platform system

August 14, 2014 - Levitt-Safety describes its Lobo system as a flexible, cost-effective new concept scaffold platform system that creates a work platform system around, under, over, or even through equipment that requires maintenance.

McCormick Systems announces On Screen Estimating Pro software

August 7, 2014 - Fully integrated with McCormick Systems’ estimating software, On Screen Estimating Pro provides electrical, low-voltage, and transmission-and-distribution contractors a dramatic new way to perform handy, speedy and smart take-offs from digital drawings, says the company.

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

Halco introduces ProLume Extended Life T8 lamps

August 14, 2014 - Halco Lighting has announced the ProLume Extended Life T8 lamp, developed as an energy saving alternative to the linear LED lamp.

Hubbell releases wiSCAPE streetlight control system

August 13, 2014 - Hubbell Lighting says it has introduced a state-of-the-art wireless lighting control solution for new and existing street lights—Hubbell Building Automation’s (HBA) wiSCAPE.

Luminis releases Aramis AR150 pendant LED luminaire

August 13, 2014 - Luminis has announced the Aramis AR150, describing it as a high power cylindrical pendant LED luminaire developed for interior applications.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

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.

Arlington low profile sconce box FCS405R

August 8, 2014 - Arlington Industries’ non-metallic low profile 4-in. diameter sconce box (#FCS405R) claims to be the time-saving solution to retrofit installations with shallow wall cavities or obstructions running behind the wallboard.

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

Belden introduces FiberExpress M-Box consolidation point

August 19, 2014 - Belden has introduced a FiberExpress multi-box (M-Box) consolidation point that promises to bring fiber closer to the point of use for higher bandwidth and flexible zone cabling in a variety of applications.

Triplett debuts FiberTest VFL fault locator 3340

August 19, 2014 - Triplett has announced the FiberTest VFL, a visual fiber fault locator with a 5mW 650nm laser.

Panduit tapped fiber cassettes for passive network monitoring

August 19, 2014 - Panduit has expanded its QuickNet cassette line to include tapped fiber optic cassettes, which work with diagnostic and test equipment to provide visibility into network traffic, it says.

Klein Tools coax cable cutter VDV600-096 for wires and cables

August 19, 2014 - The coax cable cutter VDV600-096 from Klein Tools claims to be a multi-functional cutter that is optimized to cut copper-clad steel (CCS) coaxial cable in addition to other steel, aluminum and copper wires and cables.

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

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.

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).


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.

Ram launches 2015 models of 2500 and 3500 heavy duty

August 26, 2014 - This week, Ram launched the 2015 model year for the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500, with the latter boasting a increased torque rating of 865 lb-ft and payload capacity of 7390 lb while maintaining a maximum tow rating of 30,000 lb.

Buyers Products releases LED floodlight 1492135

August 7, 2014 - Buyers Products has introduced an LED floodlight with adjustable stainless steel stud mount for trucks and trailers, which featuring six LEDs that produce 1350 lumens.