Monday, 22 August 2011 10:06
August 22, 2011 - Cooper Lighting has introduced a series of four contractor-friendly Metalux fluorescent retrofit kits which it claims were designed to meet and exceed today’s energy needs and guidelines while improving light quality. The retrofit kits consists of architecturally-inspired designs that update a building’s look and value, while offering a wide range of features and benefits that save energy, time and money when compared to similar new construction T8 or T5 luminaire offerings, it says. Its contractor-friendly features include pre-wired ballast and assembly, no parts bag, and fast, easy installation in less than 10 minutes, it adds.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:57
August 22, 2011 - SMA is now securing orders for its medium-voltage turnkey power solutions, which include the SMA MV Power Platform available as an open or shaded structure, and SMA MV Power Station. The 1.0-1.6 megawatt power solutions include two Sunny Central inverters; a medium-voltage transformer; optional DC or AC/DC disconnect cabinets; and a control and supply panel for power distribution to local loads and (optionally) field tracker motors. Available grid management features include control of active and reactive power; automatic over-frequency response; power factor adjustment; power curtailment; and low voltage ride through.
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Monday, 22 August 2011 09:32
August 22, 2011 - Porter-Cable has expanded its professional-grade 18V System with a new jobsite radio (model PC18JR) that delivers durability, performance and quality features at an excellent value, it claims. The radio operates on Lithium and NiCd Porter-Cable 18V System batteries, or with 120V mains power. Operating with 120 Volt mains power activates the two 120V AC outlets to provide additional outlets for other corded tools on the site, the company adds. The radio also includes a backlit clock and a digital tuner.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:21
August 22, 2011 - Tempo Industries has re-tooled its existing Series 6000 linkable LED linear lighting and replaced its cast aluminum articulated housing with a more environmentally-sound die-cast zinc alloy, it says. According to Tempo Industries, zinc alloy requires about one-third less energy to process from raw materials than aluminum so its lower melting point requires less energy in casting and because it flows more readily into casting dies, resulting thinner housing walls use less material. The series employs genuine Cree LEDs that deliver 450 lumens per foot or greater, 62 lumens per watt or greater, depending on emitter configuration, says the company.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:19
August 22, 2011 - Nicor has released its Maxcor 5” & 6” recessed LED downlight, which it says is suitable for a retrofit and new construction applications. According to Nicor, the luminaire operates at less than 14 watts, produces 900 lumens and is dimmable to around 5%. Future releases of a 4” are planned for late this year, says Nicor.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:16
August 22, 2011 - Lenox has unveiled its Bi-Metal Speed Slot Hole Saw, which features a design that offers fast and easy plug ejection and longer life when cutting holes in wood and metal, it boasts. The saw also removes saw dust and chips while cutting to further prevent the plug from getting stuck in the saw, it says, adding that the new design also increases the height of the saw by 10% – allowing for quick cuts and plug removal when cutting lumber. According to Lenox, the enhanced tooth form, thin kerf design, and advanced coating make cutting more efficient by removing material faster and therefore generating less heat while cutting.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:08
August 22, 2011 - The Vanguard RowMarker by Tempo Industries is a compact LED-illuminated sign, which it explains as being designed for the specialized needs of a theater auditorium. The company describes the lamps as a breakthrough custom LED edge-lit aisle and row indicator surface lights, with signage, advisory or cautionary laser-etched letters, numbers and symbols. Vanguard incorporates a compact three by one inch window, incorporated into a low profile vandal-resistant body and a precision die-cast zinc alloy body.
Monday, 22 August 2011 09:04
August 22, 2011 – Jefferson Electric claims all its standard, ventilated transformers (75kVA and smaller) now include terminal lugs. The terminal lugs are: mechanical style, electro-tin plated and UL listed to 90°C and support aluminum and copper wires, up to a 600V connection and have a chamfered wire entry for easy installation of wires, it boasts. The lugs are attached at the factory and lug kits are also available for purchase separately to support common voltage and kVA combinations. Attachment hardware is included with kits.
Monday, 22 August 2011 08:54
August 22, 2011 - JDS Products claims its new Sensing-Saf-Start is the easy way to prevent small machines from restarting after a power interruption as required by America’s OSHA. The device replaces the power cord on small machines like table saws and drill presses, so they will conform to OSHA’s safety standards by disconnecting the machine’s power during a power loss and keeping the power to the machine switch "off" after the power is restored, it adds. This prevents any accidents which could result from the machine restarting unexpectedly, explains JDS Products. The device is available in three 120-volt styles and one 240-volt single phase style.
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Monday, 22 August 2011 08:51
August 22, 2011 - Greenlee now offers a new FishFinder Plus Vision System offers the electrical marketplace’s first patent-pending CAT-IV 600V / CAT-III 1000V 4-foot (1.2m) long obedient optical cable as part of its new optical inspection camera system, it says. According to Greenlee, the system is designed for use around energized circuits in obscure spaces to speed installation, inspection and troubleshooting work for electrical and communications wiring professionals. The handheld display unit has a 2.4-inch (61 mm) colour LCD display for live image viewing, built-in memory for capturing 2000+ images, as well as a mini-USB jack and cable for fast downloads to share and save pictures, it adds.