Wiring - Cabling - Devices
April 26, 2010Berk-Tek (a Nexans company) introduced its new 10G limited distance (LD) UTP cable, which features a reduction, says the company, in the cable diameter versus existing Cat 6A UTP cables (0.265-in. diameter). The cable is designed to support IEEE 802.3an 10GBase-T to a maximum distance of 60 metres, specifically in high-density applications like data centres. Berk-Tek 10G LD meets all IEEE 802.3an channel performance requirements when terminated with Cat 6A connectivity; it also meets all TIA-568-C.2 internal requirements for Cat 6A component compliance (500 MHz) at these distances.BERK-TEK
April 26, 2010{mosimage}General Cable has re-engineered its NextGen brand line of 50 micron multimode fiber to include ClearCurve glass technology from Corning. ClearCurve OM2, OM3 and OM4 bendable multimode optical fiber is now standard in all of General’s NextGen FO cables with BI, BE, BL and BM glass types. The company says ClearCurve’s improved bending performance will provide greater reliability in NextGen fiber solutions compared to current options, allowing for increased installation margins.GENERAL CABLE
EasyHeat’s SR Trace cables provide freeze protection for plastic or metal pipes and vessels in ambient temperatures down to -40ºF. The cables will also maintain liquids in pipes at a constant temperature to prevent degradation, or to preserve the required viscosity for flow conditions. The rugged, waterproof cables feature 18 AWG tinned copper bus wires, copper ground braid, flame-retardant TPE jacket and a modified polyolefin overjacket. They are available in power densities of 3W/sf, 5W/sf and 8W/sf at 50ºF for either 120vAC or 240vAC applications. Customers can specify pre-terminated cables or purchase 250-ft and 750-ft spools. All cables are UL listed and CSA certified.EASYHEAT
Ideal says SpliceLine’s two ports support a range of solid and stranded wires (12-20 AWG solid, 12-16 AWG stranded), allowing a single SpliceLine connector to cover the same wire range as three standard butt splice sizes. This results in reduced inventory needs for distributors, says Ideal, and more space inside an electrician’s tool bag. SpliceLine’s push-in technology allows you to make end-to-end connections up to two times faster, boasts Ideal. The connectors are precision-moulded from a transparent polycarbonate that permits visual inspection of connections. Multiple connectors can easily and simultaneously pass through the 1/2-in. knockouts found in most electrical boxes because of the shell’s slim profile.IDEAL INDUSTRIES
Alpha Wire’s XM series control cable provides continuous-duty flexing in a PVC-jacketed cable. A new PVC formulation enables continuous flexing in strenuous applications, such as high-speed pick-and-place robotic systems, automated material handling equipment, conveyors and transfer shuttles. XM cables are available in conductor sizes from 18 AWG to 8 AWG; up to 65 conductors, oil- and sunlight-resistant XM cables have a temperature range from -5°C to 90°C. They are approved by a range of standards, including NFPA 79 for industrial machinery applications. The cables are available unshielded or with a braided shield for environments with potential EMI/RFI interference. Conductors are available in red, blue or black to accommodate various colour-coding schemes.ALPHA WIRE
Appleton’s portable unit delivers open neutral protection against the risk of electrical shock to personnel while safeguarding the connected apparatus against damage from short circuits and current overload. Engineered to safely work in hazardous environments, the combo also meets all UL and CSA requirements for non-hazardous locations, including marinas, docks and other wet applications. The product is made of lightweight, copper-free aluminum and weighs 7.5 lb. It features a GFCI designed to requirements for 20A receptacles, along with a built-in carrying handle and heavy-duty 3-ft SO power cord with a U-Line 20A NEMA 5-20P plug. A visible pilot light indicates the GFCI is engaged and that the receptacle is ready for use. Pilot lights are available in green or red, LED or incandescent.APPLETON
Legrand/Wiremold’s Evolution work surface portals provide table-top access to electrical, voice/data/video, and audio services. The company says these portals differ from many table-top products in that their covers can fully close, even when equipment is plugged in and being used. The cover assembly features two spring-loaded slide cable egress doors that provide access without using flip lids, doors or pop-ups. Power receptacles and VDV connections are mounted below the table surface, protecting connections and minimizing obstructions on the table surface. The portals are available in 6-in. or 8-in. sizes; other options include surface- or flush-style, and cord-ended or hard-wired versions. Solid, die-cast aluminum covers feature powder-coated colours: Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Grey and Black.LEGRAND/WIREMOLD
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 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
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
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