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    • July 07, 2009

      Weidmuller announces the introduction of a new line of AC DIN-rail receptacles – the new DRAC Line. These DIN-rail receptacles are a further addition to Weidmuller’s existing line of simplex, duplex, and GFCI in-panel receptacles. The DRAC line provides users with a convenient power source inside the control cabinet for laptops, test equipment, lighting, solder irons and much more.

    • June 10, 2009

      Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) has announced the release of ETAP 7.0, the newest version of its enterprise solution for electrical power systems. This major product release brings design and analysis innovation to a new level of advancement and incorporates a powerful set of new features and enhancements. ETAP 7.0 includes new analysis modules, time-saving capabilities, and powerful online energy management modules integrated to improve the design, analysis, simulation, prediction, optimization, automation, and control of power systems.

    • May 21, 2009

      SYLVANIA’s OCTRON® T8 wide spectrum fluorescent lamps provide the essential energy for use in indoor gardening application. Light provides the energy that plants need to produce food and other substances required for growth and flowering. These lamps provide the types of light that are most beneficial for these essential processes.

    • May 21, 2009

      IDEAL's New Infrared Thermometer with Laser, offers a safe and convenient way to take temperature measurements at a distance. Perfect for measuring circuit breakers, electrical connections, motor bearings, insulation, corroded connections, blowers, oil burners, vent/ducks, radiant heating, and pipe. The IR Thermometer offers a laser pointer, combined with a 12:1 field of view, for accurate, guided measurement. Selectable emissivity affords the highest measurement accuracy; and the meters facility to support thermocouple measure is perfect for environmental or liquid measurement.


  • Industry News

    The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a global leader in clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of the 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River run-of-river hydroelectric facility located in British Columbia. Innergex owns a 66.7% interest in the hydro facility and Ledcor Power Group Ltd. owns the remaining 33.3%.

  • Keeping Current

    ONTARIO ENERGY NETWORK (OEN) Chair, Grant Buchanan, announces that John Loucks will join the Association in the role of the new President of the OEN, effective April 1, 2017. After a period of transition, John will also assume the title of CEO of the Association.

    John has more than 30 years in the energy sector, beginning his career in engineering, conservation and technical service positions, first at the City of Calgary (now ENMAX) and then at Brampton Hydro. Loucks joined Napanee Public Utilities Commission as CEO (General Manager), then assumed the same position with Nanticoke Hydro-Electric Commission. Following that, John joined Brantford Power as Chief Operating Officer.

    HUBBELL CANADA Director of Sales and Marketing, HLI (Hubbell Lighting Inc.), Rick Blasl, announces the appointment of Dave Edgson as National Account and Controls Manager, HLI. With more than 19 years of experience in the Lighting and Controls industry, Dave will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies across Canada to drive sales in the Hubbell Canada – HLI Division. Dave can be reached at 416.570.5121 or e-mail

    STELPRO announced the appointment of Christopher Balleine as Sales Representative, Maritimes, responsible for the province of Nova Scotia, effective March 20, 2017. Christopher will assume his new role under the immediate supervision of John-Daniel Chabot, Director, Sales – Electrical – ATL./ONT./WEST.

    "Chris has been with Stelpro for 5 years working in the Customer Service Department," said John-Daniel. "He handled multiple tasks within the department allowing him to be involved in many different facets of the business. We are confident that Chris will prove to be a valuable member of our sales force."

    Teaming up with Jeffrey Balleine, a sales representative in the Maritimes, the two will give STELPRO a stronger presence in the market and help the company continue to grow.

  • Product Showcase

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc.(NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new line of Next Generation tool bags. The innovative Next Generation bags are engineered to reduce strain on the user and withstand wear and tear. In addition, the two back packs allow for customization with a personalized name patch.

    Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services just got a major upgrade with the introduction of the new Hilti 22 V CPC Li-ion Batteries — the first and only backwards compatible battery technology in the industry. Hilti is also introducing several new 22 V tools that harness the performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency of these new batteries, including the Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver SF 6H-A22 ATC, Cordless Impact Driver SID 4-A22, Cordless Drill/Driver SF 10W-A22 ATC and Radio Charger RC 4/36.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the SecureConnect™ Remote Operator for Allen-Bradley® CENTERLINE® 2100 Motor Control Centers (MCCs) equipped with SecureConnect, allowing technicians to operate the SecureConnect safety system from up to 300 feet away, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Weidmuller announces that its “u-remote” distributed I/O platform meets the requirements for use in the demanding maritime and offshore sectors. u-remote has received certification from several classification agencies including DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), BV (Bureau Veritas), LR (Lloyds Register), and RINA (Registro Italiano Navale). This certification applies to most areas on a ship, including the ship’s bridge. Weidmuller’s u-remote offers the ability to improve the reliability and efficiency of ship and offshore automation applications.

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