Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Malleable iron SRC series split-rigid couplings from Bridgeport are available in trade sizes 1/2 in. through 6 in. The low-profile design connects two threaded lengths of rigid conduit by matching the coupling’s threads with threads on the conduit. The couplings are suitable for space-restrictive installations, such as along a wall or where turning conduit is impractical. The corrosion-resistant malleable iron split couplings are zinc plated for extended lifeNESCO Inc.
Ideal Industries has expanded its Buchanan brand lineup with the B-Twist wire connector, which features a rounded ‘dial-top’ for faster fingertip starts, along with a deeper skirt and a square-wire spring to enhance connection security (especially with over-stripped wires). Low-profile swept wings improve box fill, plus add torque on large wire combinations. These CSA-approved connectors accept wire combinations ranging from #18 to #8 AWG, eliminating the need—says Ideal—to purchase both Red and Yellow connectors. They are available in jars of 500 (BT2-500JR) or barrels of 25,000 (BT2-SK). B-Twist connectors are UL Listed and CSA approved.IDEAL INDUSTRIES
Legrand Ortronics says its new Lumen pre-polished fiber connectors bring “an unprecedented level of ease and reliability to fiber field installations by reducing installation time to two minutes or less on a prepared optical fiber, without the need for special installation tools or equipment”. The reusable pre-polished connectors feature a built-in window in the connector body that allows a visible fault locator (VFL) to be used to verify proper installation during assembly. The connector may also be reapplied up to five times simply by deactivating the fiber locking feature, re-cleaving the fiber and reinstalling the connector. Lumen LC connectors are available in 50 micron LOMF, single-mode, and 62.5 versions. SC and ST versions will be introduced later this year.LEGRAND ORTRONICS
Legrand/Wiremold has completed a program to integrate A/V connectivity directly into products “from every major wire and cable pathway, including perimeter raceway, floor boxes, poke-thru devices, architectural columns, infloor ducts, worksurface modules and in-wall products”. Selected Wiremold perimeter raceway systems, floor boxes and poke-thru devices—as well as Vista architectural columns, deQuorum worksurface portals and in-wall products—now offer the ability to integrate A/V connectivity.LEGRAND/WIREMOLD
16 February 2010Legrand/Wiremold has completed a program to integrate A/V connectivity directly into products “from every major wire and cable pathway, including perimeter raceway, floor boxes, poke-thru devices, architectural columns, infloor ducts, worksurface modules and in-wall products”. Selected Wiremold perimeter raceway systems, floor boxes and poke-thru devicesas well as Vista architectural columns, deQuorum worksurface portals and in-wall productsnow offer the ability to integrate A/V connectivity.LEGRAND/WIREMOLD
Canadian manufacturer Electec Ltd. introduced EZ-Wiring—a modular wiring system (MWS) that, claims Electec, is the first environmentally responsible reusable and ‘relocatable’ building wiring system. EZ-Wiring is built with RoHS-compliant and low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) materials and, says the company, the modular plug-n-play field connections are intuitive and safe.ELECTEC
Tyco Thermal Controls announced a new offering in its range of 2-hour fire-rated cables available in Canada: Raychem brand armoured cable (Raychem MC). According to the company, Raychem MC is the first armoured cable qualified to UL 2196 “Test for Fire Resistive Cables”. Recognized in the Canadian Electrical Code as Type RC90, Raychem MC has a 25-mil copper sheath that meets the requirements for an equipment grounding conductor in the CEC. It requires no conduit, and is suitable for wet locations at 90°C; it is terminated with commercially available brass MC connectors.CLICK HERE for free literature.CLICK HERE for Tyco Thermal Controls.
Set for a 1/2-in. wall thickness, Arlington’s non-metallic In/Out box offers depth adjustment up to 1 1/2 in. Designed for installing outlets in new construction, it’s suitable for use when the final wall thickness is unknown (double drywall, tile, mirrors, etc). With this unit, there are no more set-back boxes, as the box depth adjusts before or after the wall finish is done. The adjustment screw is accessible even after the wall finish is in place, and the unit mounts just as easily to wood or steel studs.ARLINGTON
Appleton has introduced a line of stainless steel and nickel-plated aluminum cord grips optimized for use in food processing plants, breweries, wastewater treatment centres and petrochemical facilities. The grips terminate flexible metallic electrical cable either at a conduit hub or knockout to provide an environmental seal against water and other contaminants. They are available in four distinct designs with or without strain reliefs.APPLETON
Legrand/Wiremold now offers a six-compartment floor box with the same 8-in. round cover as the Evolution Series poke-thru device. This gives designers the option of a round cover as well as the ability to have matching covers when Wiremold Resource RFB6E Series floor boxes and Evolution poke-thru devices are used in the same space.WIREMOLD
By converting off-peak electrical energy into a reservoir of radiant heat stored within a building’s foundation, EasyHeat’s HeatBank mats and cables allow commercial and industrial businesses to lower their energy bills. Once stored, this uniform, non-drying heat radiates throughout the building during peak energy periods as an “eco-friendly supplement to standard heating systems”. HeatBank cables and mats are placed into the sand bed beneath a building’s concrete floor slabs. The dual-conductor storage cable is UL listed for earth thermal storage applications. Each heating zone requires an adjustable sensing thermostat to control floor temperature at an appropriate setting, and a pre-set thermostat to ensure heating cable temperature does not exceed design requirements. Nominal output of the cable is 8W/ft.EASYHEAT
Legrand/Wiremold says it has redesigned its FloorPort Series infloor activation covers to provide enhanced durability, improved function and designer colours. FloorPort covers are fully compatible with new and legacy Resource RFB Series floor boxes and Walkercell systems, with applications ranging from schools and airports to offices and institutions. A one-piece articulated hinge allows the cover to open a full 180°; egress doors have been made larger and have an automatic locking feature that keeps them from clamping down on wires and cables. FloorPort covers are offered in flanged and flangeless styles, with and without cutouts for inserting flooring finishes. The covers are UL listed to Canadian safety standards for tile, terrazzo, carpet and wood floors.LEGRAND/WIREMOLD
22 January 2010AFL Telecommunications released its new interconnect premise MicroCore fiber optic cable, designed to support multiple channels at high data rates within a small footprint. The cable’s diameter was minimized using multiple coloured 250m fibers and aramid strands. Packaged in a PVC jacket, AFL’s MicroCore is suitable for mass terminations employing both MT- and MP-style connectors. Available in both simplex and zipcord designswith fiber counts from eight to 24the interconnect cable is suitable for building interconnections, data centre and central offices. Additionally, the cable design is available with OM3 and OM4 grade 50m MM laser-optimized fibers.CLICK HERE for AFL Telecommunications.
22 January 2010Stewart Connectora division of Bel Fuse Inc.announced the availability of the modular MRJ21 interconnect system (under a license agreement with Tyco Electronics). The MRJ21 is designed to promote optimal port density in space-constrained telecom and premise wiring applications, says Stewart. The Cat 5e cable assemblies simultaneously support VoIP, PoE and GbE while offering installers the ability to connect 24 twisted pairs with just one connection. The I/O interconnect systems’ double-blade design allows up to four times the port density of traditional 2x6 stacked modular jacks (RJ45), says the company, and up to three times the port density of an RJ21 connector.CLICK HERE for Stewart Connector.
22 January 2010AFL Telecommunications introduced low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) loose tube cable with thermoset jacket for mass transit applications. The cable is specifically designed for harsh environments; it includes a dry-core water blocking system, SZ-stranded core for mid-span access and a flame retardant, chemical resistant, cross-linked UV-resistant outer jacket. The cable is suitable for subway tunnels, railway right-of-ways, mining, airport terminals, confined space pathways and steam tunnels, and is available in fiber counts up to 60 in single-mode or multimode.CLICK HERE for AFL Telecommunications.
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