February 2, 2016 - Kollmorgen says its new 32kW drive in the AKD platform is one of the “most power dense” on the market, consuming only 576 cm2 of panel space.
January 27, 2016 - Wago has introduced an alternate 1 to 3 jumper solution for “continuous commoning.” The Topjob 2002 series adjacent and alternate endless jumpers are designed, according to Wago, so that the jumper leg contact of two adjacent jumpers can be inserted into one jumper slot.
January 19, 2016 - GE says the RXi-XR Industrial PC (IPC) from its Automation & Controls solutions will help ensure railway control systems “maintain reliable operation” as it provides transportation systems—such as inner-city, monorail and regional trains—with a rugged computer, capable of functioning in the demanding and harsh environments.
January 18, 2016 - Carlo Gavazzi has launched the 2016 edition of its single-phase RGx1P proportional output controllers. With a typical solid-state relay, the output from measuring or monitoring devices is an analogue signal that needs to be converted to a discrete signal to control a “common” solid-state relay. But with RG proportional output controllers, Carlo Gavazzi explains, there is no need for this conversion.
December 10, 2015 - New additions to 787-16XX line expand the functionality of Wago’s electronic circuit breakers (ECBs), the company says. Recently added variants include 48 VDC and 12 VDC models.
November 18, 2015 - Carlo Gavazzi has a new range of compact ultrasonic sensors, available in M18 housings constructed of thermoplastic (UA18CSD Series) and stainless steel (UA18ESD Series).
February 2, 2016 - With the Stellina Linear LED, Amerlux says it “takes your light source out of the traditional straight-line format and into an arched realm of new design possibilities”.
February 2, 2016 - Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) has released the Moonring, a decorative luminaire that emits a “soft, mystical gleam from a flexible LED source woven within a narrow, 1-in. curved housing.”
January 27, 2016 - Nuheat, Pentair’s brand of electric floor heating systems, has announced it now works with the Nest learning thermostat.
January 26, 2016 - Royal Philips says it has advanced the dimmable LED bulb beyond just dimming, to become a “mood-enhancing” light bulb that changes colour. New Philips LED WarmGlow progresses from a warm yellow, white light—similar to an incandescent light bulb, Philips says—to a warmer reddish, white light that’s similar to a sunset.
January 20, 2016 - The ML1, ML2 modulinear luminaires are a new family from Jesco Lighting Group of aimable, dimmable recessed ceiling fixtures, with one to four LED modules. ML1 incorporates a single 20W high-output, two-step MacAdam COB (chip-on-board) LED, Jesco says, and ML2 has a single 15W COB. Both models offer a range of narrow, medium and wide beam angles.
January 20, 2016 - Banvil2000 has released its new LED high-bay fixtures, manufactured in Korea with the Seoul semi conductor chip.
December 14, 2015 - E2S Warning Signals says it has introduced a SIL (Safety Integrity Level) 2 version of its BEx range of explosion-proof alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons.
November 12, 2015 - The Weiser Kevo smart lock, powered by UniKey technology, and the Ring video doorbell now work together, enabling homeowners to secure and control their entire entryway from their smartphones.
September 3, 2015 - DoorBird, previously only known in the European WiFi doorbell system market, is coming across the pond.
July 1, 2015 - A new centre for start-ups in Paris, France, called Le Village (an initiative of the French bank Crédit Agricole), is sporting an installation of carpeting that can display logos and internet content.
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.
February 5, 2016 - Schaffner has introduced PQS, a power quality simulation tool, which it says allows planners, consultants and application engineers to accurately model and simulate low voltage 3-phase network topologies.
February 3, 2016 - Hilti says electrical contractors will find its new HDI-P short drop-in anchors and automatic setting tool system to be 50% faster than traditional installation methods requiring overhead hammering.
February 1, 2016 - Verisae says its latest product release features large rollout planning tools, service process brokering streamlining and a growing library of IoT APIs to help companies looking to upgrade infrastructure.
January 27, 2016 - Dewalt has added self-levelling lasers to its 12V rechargeable lithium-ion battery platform. The Cross Line laser (model DW088LR) and the Triple 360 (model DW089LR) both project green horizontal and vertical lines, helping to create full room layouts.
January 21, 2016 - Festool has introduced the SysLite II, what it calls a “high-intensity work lamp featuring a shock-resistant build” with 5000K of white light. With an integrated emergency function that automatically turns the light on during power failures, the rechargeable SysLite II can be used with external Festool batteries, the company says, or plugged directly into a power source.
January 20, 2016 - Disposable enclosure locks have now been added to Burndy’s portfolio of products and provide “quick locking and serve as an alternate economical solution to padlocks”, the company says.
January 4, 2016 - NK Technologies has released its 2016 product catalogue, featuring several products developed over the past year, including sensors with a patent-pending design.
December 29, 2015 - Ideal Networks has upgraded its LanTEK cable certifier, used to help build cabling networks that meet existing TIA and ISO/IEC performance requirements up to Cat7A.
November 27, 2015 - Ideal Industries is now offering its 490 Series datalogging digital multimeter with a “hardened all-weather” housing for industrial environments, it says. The company says the 490 lets electricians troubleshoot problems in industrial applications such as power distribution systems, electro-mechanical equipment, and motor drives on the plant floor, as well as perform a range of basic maintenance tasks.
November 26, 2015 - The new DataScout 10Gx multi-service network analyzer under the Greenlee Communications brand can be remotely controlled up to 100 ft away using any Android tablet or mobile device equipped with Bluetooth, according to Greenlee.
November 11, 2015 - New from Fluke is the 1587 FC Insulation Multimeter, a wireless digital insulation tester plus full-featured true-rms digital multimeter (DMM) combined into one handheld tool.
November 3, 2015 - Ideal Networks has released the next generation of its industry-standard SignalTEK copper and fiber network transmission tester: the new SignalTEK NT.
February 2, 2016 - Fiber Optic Center (FOC) has added the Splicer V-groove cleaning kit—which integrates eight components—to their website offerings.
January 18, 2016 - AFL says it is supplementing its Fujikura fusion splicer product line with the Fujikura 62S, an active core alignment splicer. With a flip-open wind protector and non-motorized tube heater, the complexity of the splicer is reduced without compromising total cycle time, AFL explains. Additionally, the number of steps to process splices is minimized, it says, with the auto-start feature for both the splicing and tube heating process.
January 13, 2016 - As the latest innovation in the Viavi Solutions’ SmartClass fiber product line, the OLTS-85P (optical loss test sets) combines industry-standard Tier 1 fiber certification with what the company calls the “most advanced end-face inspection available”.
September 21, 2015 - New from AFL is the FlexScan, a pocket-sized, hand-held OTDR that provides fiber optic network characterization and fault location.
August 26, 2015 - Platinum Tools says it has expanded its structured wiring solutions to include new Keystone jacks, couplers, and multi-port wall plates for data, voice, and video installations and applications.
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.
November 19, 2015 - British Columbia company Lightship has launched its productivity and safety application for worksites, also called Lightship. Lightship provides site management teams with a “bird’s-eye view, in real time, of an entire worksite.”
August 24, 2015 - Leviton recently announced the free integration of Omni security & automation control systems into BitWise BC1, BC2 and BC4 audio/visual control systems. This allows BitWise customers to create custom interfaces for their OmniTouch 7 touchscreens, utilizing new graphical elements such as icons and backgrounds for free.
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.
February 8, 2016 - Burndy says its Wiremikeci can confirm any finished crimp when using butting “U” dies crimped with Burndy 750, 46, 39, and 35 series of installation tools.
February 1, 2016 - LockedUp Monitored Security Inc. (LMS) says it is inviting electrical contractors, security system specifiers and installers in Canada to include its LMS wireless video alarm verification security system as part of their residential and commercial portfolio offerings. The LMS system is “easy for contractors to install, reducing installation challenges and long-term maintenance costs associated with traditional hard-wired and wireless systems”, LMS says.
January 29, 2016 - TiniFiber has announced it is officially unveiling its micro armour fiber at the BICSI Winter 2016 tradeshow in Orlando, Fla. next week. This product is the company’s “first official entry into the newly created micro armoured category”, TiniFiber says, and it features the patented stainless “steel tube” coiled protection around the inner jacket of the fiber optic cable.
January 26, 2016 - Southwire says its new metal-clad cable product, MC-PCS HCF duo cable, combines power and control/signal conductors and includes redundant grounding paths to provide approximately 3.5 times better grounding performance than type AC HCF cable.
January 21, 2016 - Delta-Q Technologies has introduced two new IC series battery chargers for use in electric vehicles and industrial equipment: the IC900 and IC1200.
January 20, 2016 - The Evolution series 10-in. poke-thru device, new from Legrand, offers eight individual gangs of communication, audio video and power capacity, and eliminates the need for junction boxes, Legrand says. Users can mix and match devices, ports and receptacles, the company adds, to configure each of the eight gangs to suit their individual requirements.
February 5, 2016 - We don’t normally feature luxury vehicles here (instead focusing mainly on Class 3-8 work trucks), but in light of it recently establishing a direct presence in Canada, consider checking out Maserati Canada at this year’s Canadian Int’l Auto Show, which runs February 12-21, 2016, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
January 30, 2016 - As you check out next month’s Canadian International Auto Show, be sure to cast your eye upon Toyota’s U2 (U Squared) concept vehicle.
January 30, 2016 - Among the vehicles you’ll see at next month’s Canadian International Auto Show is the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew.
January 18, 2016 - Altec has released two new digger derricks, the DT105 and the DH-H series, which will be available as a DH45H, DH48H, and DH50H.
November 20, 2015 - Customers who rely on Chevrolet and GMC trucks to get their work done can now modify all sizes of trucks with a “box delete” option, General Motors (GM) says.
November 19, 2015 - A.R.E. Accessories now offers a new HD series truck cap, a “heavy-duty, functional design” available for all current model trucks, it says.
DistribuTech 2016 Conference & ExhibitionTue Feb 09, 2016
ECANB course on CSA Z463 - 11 February 2016Thu Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:30am - 04:30pm
EIAA Electrical Inspectors Alberta 2016 technical conferenceFri Feb 12, 2016
OEN Networking Luncheon: Greg Lyle (February 2016) Tue Feb 16, 2016 @11:45am - 02:00pm
AEL’s “Millennials: Changing the way we work” breakfast eventWed Feb 17, 2016 @ 7:00am - 11:45am
BCEA’s Strategic Steps to Successful Sales: Stage 1Tue Feb 23, 2016