Tools and Equipment
February 26, 2016 - Stanley has a new compact, battery-powered inspection camera that it says “offers users the versatility to see between walls and inspect plumbing in tight areas”.
February 24, 2016 - Burndy has introduced new cold seal splice kits, types CSB and CSJ. CSB is for low voltage (up to 15kV) conductor only whereas the CSJ kits include mastic seal for JCN cable - low & medium voltage (up to 35kV) conductor.
February 24, 2016 - Greenlee Textron has developed a new RXM reel stand that it says delivers improved set-up time, mobility and capacity while safely dispensing spools of cable during a pull. A pair of these stands (two are required for complete setup) can accommodate spools weighing up to 6000 lb, Greenlee says.  
February 23, 2016 - The XTIRPA adapter base system is the new addition to MSA’s line of confined space entry equipment. Adapter base systems are permanently mounted to existing structures for work areas that require regular setup and tear-down.
February 22, 2016 - Platinum Tools says its new Big Mouth tool bag (product number 4006) is now shipping, for about $35.25 (US).
February 9, 2016 - The Hilti cordless rotary hammer TE 4-A18 (item 3524558) is now available with a new dust removal system (DRS) attachment that provides contractors with all the “health, safety and productivity gains of virtually dust-free drilling in one cordless system”, Hilti says.
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 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 20, 2016 - The Algiz RT7 is a new 7-in. Android tablet from Handheld Group. It runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), is fully rugged—meeting military standards for protection against drops, vibrations and extreme temperatures, according to Handheld—and its IP65 rating means that it’s waterproof as well as sealed against sand and dust.
January 19, 2016 - Hilti says the third generation of its cordless cut-off tool AG 500-A18 has increased performance due to a 5.2 Ah battery and improved electronics, “which means more efficiency and power during grinding applications.”

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