Wiring - Cabling - Devices
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
June 2, 2010The availability of a high-density distribution fiber optic cable—designated ACP (Aramid Connect Plenum)—has been announced by Berk-Tek. The company developed the small-diameter cable to suit MPO connectors; its diameter is 3 mm and contains 12 colour-coded fibers (each with a 250µm coating). Without a preferential bend, the round cable provides a “compact, flexible structure for use where space is limited". While targeting the data centre market, ACP can be used in other applications, as it also boasts: single-mode, multimode 50/125 micron (OM2 through OM4+) and 62.5/125 micron (OM1) fibers; aluminum or steel interlocked armour (OFCP listed).BERK-TEK
May 13, 2010Panduit asserts its LC/SC SFQ QuickNet FO trunk cabling is ideal for high-density network applications, delivering reliability and scalability in a cost-effective design. The system consists of pre-terminated LC and SC cassettes, cable assemblies and enclosures. The components work together to achieve up to 96 fiber connectors in a single rack space, with good cable access and management capabilities. QuickNet fiber and copper cassettes feature the same form factor, allowing flexibility within the QuickNet patch panels to provide a unified pre-terminated solution. Assemblies are built with OM3/OM4 laser- optimized fiber to provide 10 Gb/s ethernet performance up to 300/550 metres (per IEEE 802.3ae 10 GbE standard ) and 8 Gb/s FC performance up to 150/190m (per ANSI FC-PI-4 8GFC standard) while maintaining compatibility with legacy systems. Panduit LC/SC SFQ small form factor QuickNet trunk cable assemblies are part of the QuickNet copper and fiber system.PANDUIT
May 13, 2010Panduit says its Pan-Steel super-heavy cable tie system provides a superior bundling solution in applications requiring cables to be safely restrained in the event of a short circuit. Designed to work together, the cable ties, cushion sleeve and tool promise an 80% time savings when compared to conventional cable cleat installations. The patented locking head design allows these ties to meet critical strength requirements for restraining cables in the event of a short circuit. The installation tools feature an adjustable tension control mechanism to provide repeatable installations with consistent bundle tension for improved productivity and reliability. The cushion sleeve provides additional bundle protection against abrasion during/after installation. The cable tie system is part of the complete bundling solution from Panduit.PANDUIT
May 13, 2010The Panduit's QuickNet copper cabling system provides a custom, pre-terminated cabling solution promising quick network deployment, increased reliability and lower total cost of ownership as compared to field terminated installations. Engineered for design flexibility and high rack density utilization (up to 48 ports in one rack space), the system offers 100% factory tested pre-term cable assemblies in custom lengths and configurations. QuickNet angled and flat patch panels accept QuickNet pre-terminated cassettes, patch panel adapters and blanks, which snap in and out.PANDUIT
General Cable now offers the Tru-Mark sequential footage marking system on its Carol brand lines of portable power cords and alarm & security cables. Tru-Mark sequentially marks every 2 ft in descending order from the start of the reel to the core. The Carol products will be Tru-Marked to match its corresponding reel lengths, which may be 250, 500 or 1000 feet, with large, visible printing for accuracy with 1% tolerance.GENERAL CABLE
Bridgeport Fittings offers patented design, malleable iron, self-aligning 3-piece raintight rigid couplings in 1/2-in. through 4-in. trade sizes. Inner tapered flanges are precision-machined to match the conductor through holes on each coupling half, preventing snags during wire pulls. An extra-large O-ring seals out rain on these cUL listed couplings, and large tightening lugs on the outside help ease installation.BRIDGEPORT FITTINGS
Arlington says its non-metallic mounting brackets are perfect for installing low-voltage Class 2 wiring, and the seating wall plates flush with the mounting surface. The single-gang, low-profile LV1LP mounting bracket is intended for installations using 1/2-in. or 5/8-in. drywall installed on cast concrete or concrete block walls with furring strips. For existing construction, the LV1LP adjusts to fit 1/4-in. to 1-in. wall thicknesses.ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES
The Arrow Hart brand of Cooper Wiring Devices launched ArrowLink SPD modular device connectors. They employ a direct connection to the building wire, thereby taking pigtailing out of the installation process. Available in leaded and non-leaded versions, the company boasts these connectors can reduce installation time by 30-60%. Meantime, clearly marked, consistent configurations minimize the risk of miswiring.COOPER WIRING DEVICES
Coleman Cable introduced an updated line of locking extension cords that keep tools plugged in; when connected to a tool or other electrical devices, these cords provide a positive lock that can be disengaged only when the user chooses. The locking extension cords are ideal for jobsites, workshops and outdoor everyday use. The UL listed extension cords have a durable SJTW jacket that resists moisture, abrasion and prolonged exposure to the elements. They are available in 14 and 12 gauge, and in 50-ft and 100-ft lengths.COLEMAN CABLE INC.
Cooper B-Line announced the release of its fully flexible and configurable cable management system for its access cabinet platforms. This solution provides vertical, horizontal and front-to-rear cable containment options to meet common datacom application demands for both single-bay and ganged cabinets. The cable containment solution manages intercabinet patching and cross connects for structured cabling within EIA-310-D-compliant 19-in. access cabinet platforms. The cabinets themselves feature open architecture construction with no corner posts; the cable management system can, in turn, span between ganged cabinets to fully maximize all available space. Multiple wire lances and a twist-and-lock cable arm mounting option provide additional internal cable management. Components ship pre-assembled for onsite mounting to existing access cabinets or can be factory configured on new ones. A range of accessories and configurations are available.COOPER B-LINE
Leviton Network Solutions today announced the launch of its end-to-end cabling system in Canada. Its “single-vendor solutions” consist of optical fiber and UTP, including Cat 5e, 6 and 6A UTP available in FT4 and FT6 ratings. “We’ve received very positive feedback,” reported Pete Newman, Canada national director for Leviton Network Solutions. “Contractors and users are looking for options. All Leviton Category-rated connectivity and horizontal cables are manufactured in North America, and we can provide a very high-quality option that is competitive in the market.”LEVITON NETWORK SOLUTIONS
Coleman Cable published a new industrial cable catalogue, featuring over 160 pages of Coleman’s expanded product offering of: portable cord; industrial power, instrumentation, and tray cables; and lead wire. In addition, the catalogue contains the majority of standard industrial products, custom cable capabilities (including the green energy and emerging markets) and an enhanced technical section.COLEMAN CABLE INC.
Meltric Corp. has published its 2010 product catalogue, featuring Decontactor Series switch-rated plugs, receptacles and connectors. The 224-page catalogue also provides information about Meltric’s other plug and receptacle product offerings, including some new hazardous-duty-rated devices, high ampacity devices (up to 600A), and a variety of Multipin devices (up to 37 contacts).MELTRIC
Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, manufacturer of fiberglass enclosure products, introduced the NW-Series bonded window enclosures in eight standard sizes. (However, Stahlin is capable of creating any modified N-Series enclosure up to a 41 x 33) The enclosures meet NEMA 250 Type 1, 3R, 4X and 12 standards, feature a temperature range from -76ºF to 266ºF and provide a UL 94-5V flammability rating. The enclosures also feature SolarGuard: a patented, non-haloginated fiberglass system that helps the enclosure retain its gloss and colour.STAHLIN

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