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June 25, 2015 - The new lineup of Sine Wave filters from Schaffner eliminate premature motor damage caused by high dv/dt, overvoltages, cable ringing, motor overheating and eddy current losses caused by Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), says Schaffner.  
June 22, 2015  - Fluke Corp. has introduced the 805 FC vibration meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearing and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment. It also shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect.
June 18, 2015 - Carlo Gavazzi has launched a new range of miniature circuit breakers for up to 480Y/277VAC systems: GMB series UL489 MCBs for branch circuit protection, and GSB series UL1077 MCBs for supplementary circuit protection.
April 17, 2015 - Hammond Power Solutions’ (HPS) Centurion R reactor now features an enclosed option, providing customers with a “complete reactor solution.”
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.”
November 23, 2014 - Siemens says it has developed industry-specific motors for steel plants, which are based on the Simotics 1LE1 platform.
July 3, 2015 - Hubbell Lighting has launched what it’s calling the “first fully customizable light distribution outdoor LED luminaires”—Kim Lighting’s ArcheType X series. Available in a flood, wall or site/area luminaires, the ArcheType X has independently adjustable LED emitters—providing “limitless lighting distributions from one product family,” Hubbell said.
July 2, 2015 - Beghelli says its new Acciaio Eco LED is the “evolution of a luminaire class.”
June 30, 2015 - MaxLite has introduced the 8-in. ECO Series, LED recessed retrofit downlights, as an energy-efficient replacement for fluorescent, incandescent and HID lighting in architectural and commercial applications.
June 24, 2015 - The new LiniLED lighting strips from Organic Lighting Systems comes in 2700K and 3000K, providing warm white lighting for interior uses—counters, coves, retail displays—as well as exterior ones.
June 23, 2015 - Lux Technology Group Inc. says it introduced the first line of dimmable filament LED Edison light bulbs, boasting they are the “perfect energy-efficient replacements” for 25W, 40W and 60W incandescents.
June 22, 2015 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. demonstrated the company’s new open, secure, and connected platform for smart lighting, which is designed for integration with LED lighting systems to transform luminaires into digital nodes.
May 14, 2015 - The D2x series of compact alarm horns and combination signals from E2S Warning Signals is new for 2015.
April 28, 2015 - The E2x series of non-sparking alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe beacons and combined devices from E2S have gained approval for Zone 2, 22 applications to the latest IECEx and ATEX standards for gas and dust applications, says E2S. These approvals complement its existing Class I & II Division 2 UL and cULs approvals.
November 14, 2014 - Desigo Mass Notification from Siemens Industry Inc. (Building Technologies Division) is a new, fully integrated multi-modal communication system that can be used in a single building or across a large campus for communicating a series of emergency and non-emergency messages.
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.
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.
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.
July 3, 2015 - Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their M18 cordless system with the introduction of the new jobsite fan. The fan delivers the “most powerful airflow on the market to circulate air over 40 ft,” Milwaukee claims.
June 26, 2015 - The new Hilti self-leveling line laser PM 2-LG features green beam technology, which offers up to "four times higher visibility compared to a standard red beam," according to Hilti.
June 24, 2015 - When it’s time for a cart on the jobsite, “bigger is better” still applies, according to Bosch. The company’s XL cart sports a large cargo platform to move big boxes and odd-size materials from work trucks and small vehicles.
June 22, 2015 - Klein Tools has expanded its “Tough Meter” test & measurement product line with the NCVT-3 non-contact voltage tester, which comes with a flashlight. It identifies AC voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, outlets, wires, doorbells, thermostats, low voltage lighting systems, irrigation systems, etc.
June 19, 2015 - Capital Safety announced it has acquired Python Safety Inc., a Woodstock, Ga.-based company that provides “dropped-object prevention solutions” for tools and equipment.
June 17, 2015 - Milwaukee Tool’s new M12 four bay sequential charger accepts up to four M12 battery packs, charging them sequentially—giving users the ability to spend less time swapping out batteries.
June 29, 2015 - With a 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, the new Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images, according to Fluke. The cameras are ideal for predictive maintenance, R&D, oil and gas, and utility applications where flexibility and higher resolution are essential, the company says.
June 22, 2015 - Shermco Industries is offering a free insulating oil sampling kit.
June 18, 2015 - Fluke says its Connect Assets, a cloud-based wireless system of software and test tools, changes the way equipment maintenance is documented, reported, and managed.
June 9, 2015 - Ideal Networks, the networking solutions and testing subsidiary of Ideal Industries, is now offering a data cable transmission tester, verifying copper cabling has been installed correctly. It is also capable of supporting Gigabit Ethernet applications to the international standard IEEE802.3ab.
May 26, 2015 - The handheld ClearTest transformer tester from HD Electric Company provides tests of de-energized power distribution system transformers.
May 19, 2015 - The “attitude” of the pocket-size GLM 15 from Bosch is now available in the company’s newest laser measure products: the GLM 30, 35 and 40. These laser measures offer greater range of 100 ft, 120 ft and 135 ft, with accuracy of 1/16 in.
June 30, 2015 - Legrand has introduced the Q-Series cabinet, a UL 2416 listed, 19-in. EIA solution. The company says Q-Series cabinets are ideal for a wide range of applications, from single racks to small computer rooms to data centers of all sizes.
June 12, 2015 - Greenlee says its new AirScout “goes beyond simple test and measurement by validating a home for Wi-Fi readiness and identifying solutions to solve potential problems”. AirScout is designed to characterize the Wi-Fi environment, optimize the wireless network setup, and produce an on-screen report, the company added.
February 4, 2015 - AFL has introduced the Fujikura 21S, a mid-range fusion splicer that uses “active cladding alignment” to provide low loss splice results, the company said.
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.
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.
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.
June 25, 2015 - Legrand has introduced Intuity, a new home automation platform that gives production homebuilders and installers serving the mainstream housing market a “modular, and repeatable solution for controlling entertainment, security, and comfort within a home.”
June 15, 2014 - At the 5th edition of Futur en Seine, Legrand presented a family of conceptual products that create “a new relationship between home controls and end users, and offers a simple and intuitive experience through gentle gestures”.
February 5, 2014 - Leviton says it has combined line voltage occupancy sensor, power pack and photocell technology into a self-contained energy management solution.
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.
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 gives building management systems access to 40 predefined BACnet objects, which allows the meter to integrate into the automation system. In addition to BACnet, the meter’s web interface allows users to track energy usage remotely with a standard browser, and the Modbus TCP interface permits interoperability with HMI software such as Multilin EnerVista Viewpoint Monitoring. The EPM 6010 provides true RMS multifunction measurements, including voltage, current, power, frequency and 0.2% energy accuracy in compliance with modern IEC and ANSI accuracy standards.
April 10, 2012 - GE has added the Whole-Home Sensor to its suite of Brillion home energy solutions which, according to the company, provides continuous energy consumption data without needing a smart meter. The sensor sends consumption data from large 240-volt applications, such as a panel box or pool pump, to the home’s Nucleus energy manager, which then communicates that data to a consumer’s existing smartphones or personal computers. The company has also added smart-plug controls, which enable consumers to track electrical usage by the outlet for most 120-volt appliances and devices, and Brillion-enabled thermostats.GE APPLIANCES
July 3, 2015 - A new Pass & Seymour plug load RF receptacle is now available from Legrand.
June 30, 2015 - Arlington has released new non-metallic NM cable connectors, which the company says exceed UL and CSA pullout requirements.
June 24, 2015 - Eaton recently introduced its new 316 stainless junction box from its Crouse-Hinds business. The new 316 stainless junction box has four drilled and tapped conduit entries and pendant fixture cover or flat blank cover.
June 23, 2015 - AFC Cable Systems says its metal-clad cable Barrel Pack system is ideal for contractors who need a large volume of the same cable on one project. Available in a range of cable types with steel or aluminum armour and lengths from 1000 to 2500 ft, Barrel Pack reduces scrap and handling, AFC says, compared to using individual coils in lengths that may not match the project requirement.
June 19, 2015 - The Hilti Firestop speed sleeve 653 is a ready-to-use cable management device that “maximizes productivity while minimizing smoke migration”, according to the company.
June 17, 2015 - The PM8000 series power meter is the newest addition to Schneider Electric’s PowerLogic portfolio of power and energy meters.
June 30, 2015 - Peterbilt Motors Company says it hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec earlier this month, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company’s Class 6-7 lineup in various configurations.
June 9, 2015 - Buyers Products has a new line of heavy-duty underbody aluminum tool boxes.
May 21, 2015 - Sortimo by Knapheide has new van interior vocational packages and accessories.
May 19, 2015 - Buyers Products has added to its line of LED truck and trailer lighting options. New products include strobe lights, marker/strobe lights and a strip light.
May 15, 2015 - New commercial truck caps from Knapheide Manufacturing Company have hit the market. The “KnapKap” line features fiberglass, aluminum, and steel models suited for jobs in telecommunications, utilities, pest control, construction, and more.
May 14, 2015 - Stahl has partnered with United Plastic Fabricating (UPF) to offer the Razorback, what the company claims is the first polymer composite service body for the work truck industry.