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    Industrial LED Lighting Solution – Improves Visibility in Control Cabinets and in the Field

  • May 15, 2017

    Weidmuller introduces the new WIL, an industrial LED lighting solution designed to improve visibility for maintenance work in a range of applications that include standard industrial control cabinets and field applications. The new Weidmuller Industry Light (WIL), with an IP67 aluminum housing, can withstand harsh environmental conditions while delivering a space-saving and effective lighting solution in the cabinet or on the machine.

    The Weidmuller lighting solution features a unique LED arrangement in a robust and compact 8mm-deep housing. The 20-degree angle of the LEDs provide an ultra-wide light cone that can illuminate a broad area, eliminating the need to rotate the light for greater coverage. The LEDs have a light color of 6500K– similar to daylight– with a low power consumption of only 420mA and 24Vdc operating voltage.

    The WIL LED lighting solution also offers streamlined installation and operation. Mounting holes are sized and spaced at 225mm apart to ensure easy installation in conventional control cabinets without the need for additional hardware. The WIL features an M12 plug with a prefabricated cable for an easy, weathertight connection to the 24Vdc power supply. It can also be powered using an I/O distributor block.

    Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.

    www.weidmuller.com

  • Industry News

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy efficient building products and services, providing an analysis of market issues and global forecasts for revenue, segmented by product type, service type, region, and construction type, through 2026.

    Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) and KEPCO Research Institute (KEPRI) announce the signing of a research and development cooperation agreement in the field of cybersecurity and smart grids.

    Their joint effort will specifically involve monitoring and managing the power grids of tomorrow, and developing automated protection systems for digital substations, optical current transformers, underground infrastructure and DC transmission.

  • Keeping Current

    TECHSPAN INDUSTRIES INC. CEO, Frank Dunnigan, announces the appointment of Lyle Moroz to the position of President, effective June 5, 2017.

    Lyle has an engineering degree from U of T and an MBA in Marketing from York. He has extensive experience in the electrical, HVAC, and utility industries and has held many positions, from plant manager to VP Sales and Marketing. He has worked for Federal Pioneer, Danfoss, and Schneider Electric to name a few. Lyle has an excellent track record of success and has full P&L responsibility.

    “As Techspan continues to grow, fresh ideas and perspectives are required” said Dunnigan. “Our needs are ever changing as an organization and strong individuals like Lyle are required to move the company forward.”

    Dunnigan will continue to be active within Techspan as CEO.

    GB AGENCIES LTD. announces that Todd Valentino joins the company as Saskatchewan Area Manager effective May 23, 2017. Todd has 24 years’ experience in the electrical industry covering various channels including electrical distribution, industrial service and power systems. Todd’s strengths in negotiations, account management, strategic thinking and technical knowledge will continue to drive GB Agencies’ growth in Saskatchewan. Todd will be based in Saskatoon and will cover the entire Province of Saskatchewan.

    www.gbagencies.com

    ALLIED WIRE & CABLE (AWC) welcomes a veteran of the wire and cable industry, Eric Tremblay, to its sales force. Eric, a longtime employee of BJG and A.E. Petsche, will be represent AWC out of its newly opened office in Montreal.

    “I’m excited to join the Allied team, and expand our reach internationally with feet on the ground,” commented Eric on his move to Allied. “I was very impressed with the Collegeville facility: its lean practices, organized and efficient warehouse, as well the very welcoming staff. I look forward to working with the staff from all branches, and increase our sales across all industry sectors.”

  • Product Showcase

    NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, released an all new Manual Motor Starter – the Ex9S32.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Westinghouse Type ADM disconnect switch. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-186 allows technicians to remotely close or trip the Westinghouse load-break switch from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Extending its presence in the conduit-bending category, Southwire Tools & Equipment is proud to introduce a new line of heavy-duty PVC conduit benders. This offering will include three PVC conduit benders, helping users increase efficiency when heating and bending PVC conduit. The line is manufactured in the USA and will feature both motorized and manual conduit-bending options.

    Expanding the product line, Southwire also offers two individual plug kits, with plugs ranging in size from two to six inches, ensuring a solution for a wide range of contractor needs.

    TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the SlimSeal connector Miniature series, an IP67 sealed wire-to-wire connector. With the IP67 rating, these connectors are impervious to dust and are waterproof up to depths of one meter, making them suitable for outdoor lighting and other high-humidity applications. TE’s SlimSeal connector Miniature series feature a press-to-release spring latch that ensures secure mating. Available with two and three positions, these connectors have a space-saving compact design and pre-assembled seals to cut assembly time.

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