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RuggedCom Inc. has introduced a high-power WiMAX base station called the RuggedMAX WiN7018, which is intended for applications such as distribution automation, AMI/R backhaul or SCADA. Designed to meet the Canadian regulations for 1.8 GHz radio frequency spectra for electric power applications, it delivers multi-megabit IP, covering radii of up to 40 km. RuggedCom also offers a line of subscriber units in 1.8 GHz. These support the new RuggedPower Injector, which provides the ability to feed subscriber units with low-voltage DC feeds from 10-60 vDC, or with high-voltage sources, such as 125 vDC. Subscribers with the RuggedPower Injector have the option to convert serial based signals.RUGGEDCOM
Wago Corporation introduced the 2020 and 2022 series X-Coms pluggable connector systems. They include touchproof, pre-wired assemblies with TopJobs terminal blocks and combine pluggable connectors, DIN-rail blocks, and Cage Clamp connection. Before shipment, the X-Coms is tested for wiring and when installed, the X-Coms “provides PLC-to-terminal block wiring and pluggable connections for cabinet door accessories to terminal blocks,” says the release. The terminal blocks are available in single- or double-deck configurations with 3.5 or 5.2mm pin spacing and modular plugs are available in 1- and 20 conductor entries. Also available are 1-conductor/1-pin, 2-condutor/1-pin and 2-conductor/2-pin blocks. Accessories include: jumpers, test plugs, and marking.WAGO
Notifier, by Honeywell, announced its IP-based mass notification platform is now completely digital to “optimize speed and intelligibility of emergency communications,” says the release.  The OnyxWorks workstation allows users to send messages via its Notify-IP internet gateway that can transfer to local, regional, national or international facilities. Its network interface allows the workstation and IP platform to integrate with the buildings new or old fire alarm voice systems. The addition of Notify IP to the OnyxWorks workstation allows users to deploy prerecorded commands or instructions to specific building areas or entire campuses. Paging zones and commands are to be set up at the time of initial installation and will be automatically sent to those locations during an emergency. The Notify-IP will confirm the delivery of messages and is encrypted for security purposes.NOTIFIER
Cooper Notification launched its In-Building Mass Notification System (MNS), Safepath MNS (SPMNS), which according to the release meets the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards for MNS (UL 2572) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s 72 2010 codes. The SPMNS works with a facility’s fire alarm system to perform both fire alarm and emergency communication functions. The system allows for live and/or pre-recorded voice messages that will be sent to the appropriate audible and visual appliances as to communicate what to do during an emergency. COOPER NOTIFICATION
The Tortran division of Bridgeport Magnetics Group Inc. introduced a line of enclosed hospital-grade isolation transformers called Iso-Puck II. Available in three power ratings (400VA, 800VA, and 1200VA) with input/output voltages of 115V 60Hz, this puck's housing is no longer steel (as its predecessor), but a polycarbonate enclosure imbedded with an IEC 60320 C-13 receptacle. The transformer is installed between the wall outlet and any electrical or electronic apparatus used in patient care areas to increase safety for both staff and patients. The transformer also complies with the required maximum leakage current for those areas. For room installation, the housing includes a keyhole for single-screw wall mounting.BRIDGEPORT
Ideal Industries, Inc. has introduced the Twister LT to add to its line of Twister wire connectors. The LT is an “ultra-compact connector for electricians” that is approximately “30 percent smaller than conventional wire connectors,” says the release. The Twister LT has a swept-wing design with hexagonal head and square-wire spring threads. The connector has a deep, flared skirt and is rate to 600V maximum in building wiring and 1000V maximum for signs or lighting fixtures.IDEAL
MonoSystems, Inc. – a manufacturer of cable trays, raceways, aluminum, steel and PVC wire management – released the H-433-S J-Hook. According to the release, it is “the world’s only J-Hook with the capability of infinitely linking together without the need for any additional hardware, brackets, or [other] items.” The hook can be tiered by using the center hanger plate to segregate Fire, Alarm, and Video services. It’s a 4” by 3” spring steel hook with a 2” wide cable-bearing surface that will support a static load of 100 pounds. It can accommodate up to 150 4-pair UTP Cat. 5e cables and is fully plenum rated to meet all NEC and EIA/TIA requirements for structured cabling systems, explains the release.MONOSYSTEMS
MonoSystems, Inc. – a manufacturer of cable trays, raceways, aluminum, steel and PVC wire management – developed the AdvancedWayT surface raceway that “satisfies the specified bends and depths of all cable and connectivity types in a system,” says the release. It also states that the raceway is 50% the size of alternative products and is 30% faster to set up. MONOSYSTEMS
EGS Electrical Group – a company that brands Appleton – launched the Form-IN-Place conduit body cover. It features an integral gasket and is designed for use with FM7, FM8, and FM9 conduit bodies. The Form-IN-Place fits hub sizes from ½ inch to 4 inches. Covers for FM7 are available in stamped steel, stamped aluminum, cast aluminum and Grayloy cast iron; covers for FM8 are available in stamped steel and Grayloy cast iron; and covers for FM9 are available in stamped aluminum. All covers are rated NEMA 3R, UL Listed, and CS approved for use in wet locations, according to the release.APPLETON
Erico expanded its Caddy Pyramid line of rooftop supports to include three new series. The Caddy Pyramid EZ series adjustable-height tool-free rooftop pipe supports are manufactured from a UV-stabilized EPDM rubber and feature snap-on installation. The supports adjust from 1 ¾” to 4”, 4” to 6”, or 5” to 7” and accommodate all pipe and conduit types up to 2” Sch 40. The Caddy Pyramid ST series strut-based thermoplastic supports have a load rating of up to 1,500 lbs and come in as a fixed strut support or an adjustable-height strut support. The fixed strut has a fixed mounting platform 4” to 6” off the roof surface whereas the adjustable-height strut allows for elevations up t 17” off the roof surface, but both have 10” to 16” of usable strut length. The Caddy Pyramid RL series roller-based thermoplastic supports feature longitudinal pipe movement and can accommodate roof elevation changes. The RL is also available in fixed roller support which provide roller capability for up to 6” nominal pipe with 5.5” fixed height, or an adjustable-height roller support which accommodates elevation changes up to 16” off the roof with up to 6” diameter pipe.ERICO
Snake Tray – a manufacturer of products for cable management and power distribution – announced the release of the Solar Snake Tray, a weatherproof, hand-bendable cable conveyance. Its purpose is to carry DC circuitry from solar panels to their terminations. Made of stainless steel, the Solar Snake Tray uses the “lobster trap principle” to allow installation outdoors. It has built-in mounting rings – called “Snake Eyes” – every four inches and its eight-foot sections join requiring a hex key to secure. The tray has been tested for both indoor and outdoor environments such as “large government, aerospace and military installations, mining and train tunnels and other industrial applications,” says Snake Tray. They were also developed to save time and cost for solar plant installers.SNAKE TRAY
Arlington has added height and additional volume to its BES series box extenders, which are to be added to an existing electrical box. Once attached, it allows you to install large items – such as a dimmer switch – in a shallow box. Arlington added 5.3 cu. inches to its BES1 single-gang, 10.5 cu. inches to its BES2 two-gang, and an additional gang and 3.5 cu. in volume to its two BES2C couplers. All three use standard or mid-size wall plates, are paintable, and are UL/CSA listed. For multiple gangs, snap together a BES2 and the appropriate BES2 couplers.ARLINGTON
Appleton now offers the AreamasterT 250/440 floodlight specifically designed for “lighting outdoor shopping malls, hotels, parking lots, sports areas and other security-sensitive areas,” says the release. The fixture can be used with high-pressure sodium lamps or metal halide lamps. It can be installed with either pole or yoke mounting and is weatherproof. It has a one-piece pressure-clad housing made of copper-free aluminum and bronze polyester. The lens is thermal-shock, impact-resistant glass and has an Alzak aluminum reflector as well. Accessories available include a 180 cross-arm mounting bracket, an aluminum top visor, and a polycarbonate vandal shield.APPLETON
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published LSD 23-2010 Recommended Practice: Lamp Seasoning for Fluorescent Dimming Systems. Last published in 2002, the white paper was produced by NEMA Lamp Section. It makes recommendations for “the commissioning and maintenance of lamps in dimmable linear fluorescent lighting systems to reduce flicker and other visual instabilities,” says the release. The paper mainly updated guidance on lamp seasoning.CLICK HERE to download LSD 23-2010.
Appleton introduced its alternative to HID and high-intensity fluorescent lighting with its Mercmaster enclosed and gasketed LED luminaire. The Mercmaster features a compact, low-profile and is rated by the NEC as Class I, Division 2, and Class I, Zone 2. The suggested applications by the release are hazardous and non-hazardous locations in oil refineries, pulp and paper mills, foundries, general manufacturing plants, and marinas. All exposed hardware is stainless steel.APPLETON
High-Lites introduced its 650/660 Series of industrial LED exit signs designed for operation in wet and hazardous locations. The signs feature “corrosion-resistant, gasketed enclosures with high output direct view LED lamps that are suitable for wet, damp or dry location applications,” says the release. The model are available in AC-only, emergency version, or a combination. Also included is an externally mounted Par 36 head lights. Other model features, according to the release, include:- Suitable for use in NEMA Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C & D, and Zone 2, Groups IIA, IIB, H2 and IIC; NEMA Class II, Division 2, Groups F & G, and NEMA 3, 4X and 12 applications- Polycarbonate cover and stainless-steel hardware- Directional chevron options- White exit sign face with choice of red or green letters- 120-277 VAC field-selectable input voltageEmergency models provide these additional features:- Automatic switching and charging circuits- 90 minutes of emergency lighting to 87.5% of nominal battery voltage- Low-voltage disconnect- AC lockout feature- Test switch, AC indicator light- Meets NFPA Life Safety Code 101 NEC, OSHA, state and local codes- UL924, 844 and 1604 listedHIGH-LITES
Leviton Manufacturing Company expanded its line of architectural wall box dimmers and fan speed controls with Renoir II family. The 120-277 VAC, 60Hz rated Renoir II box-mounted lightings controls combines “robust performance features with elegant styling ideal for a wide range of commercial applications,” says the release. It has 5-way control operation and is available in a large selection of colours. These models include a preset slide with thin heat sink, a preset slide with standard heat sink, and a rotary control with standard heat sink. Renoir II’s Fan Speed Controls use Super Silent Technology (SST) and come in four metal finishes for further customization.LEVITON
High-Lites introduced the Weathergard series of AC and emergency LED exit signs for use in severe environments (cold, damp and wet areas). The Weathergard models feature: a wraparound clear polycarbonate sign enclosure and die-cast aluminum frame; a corrosion resistant, neoprene-gasketed construction with stainless-steel hardware; a high-intensity LED illumination; a wall, ceiling, end- and pendant-mounting hardware; a directional removable chevron; and come in your choice of black, gray, white or brushed finishes with matching canopies. The Emergency models feature: a 120/277VAC field-selectable power inputs; a automatic switching and charging circuit; a nickel cadmium battery; a 24-hour battery recharge cycle; a -40oC to 45oC operating temperature; an AC lockout feature; a Laser-Pen activated and manual test switches; and a LED AC-on indicator light.Other available options include: self-diagnostic circuitry, fire panel interface, audio-visual alarms, 2-circuit input and special wording.HIGH-LITES
Schréder Lighting USA introduced energy efficient architectural and roadway luminaires to reflect their “The Right Light” concept using the Philips CosmoPolis HID system.  The SCALA series of luminaires come in three sizes (Mini, Midi, and Maxi) and use from 39 to 400 watts each. Other features include:- Micro reflector system for beam control to reduce glare (Mini version)- Roadway optics- IP66 Sealsafe optical module and ballast module- Flat lens- Available with a choice of pole and bracket combinationsSCHREDER
WAC Lighting – a manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, monorail and decorative lighting – has relaunched its website with “a new facelift and expanded functionality,” WAC says. General manager/vice president James McMahan states that “we have redesigned out website to become more interactive for customers.”  The home page graphics have been updated to a more contemporary look, the “Responsible Lighting” pages have been given new copy and images, and the catalogs have been changed to PDF files. The website also includes a “New Video Page” that features product demonstrations and other designs.WAC LIGHTING
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