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    Wire, Cable & Connectors

  • Jul 28, 2017

    The family of Push-in CAGE CLAMP® PCB Terminal Block complete the roll out of the new additions to WAGO solutions. This new family is composed of three series (2624, 2626, 2636) offering streamlined, compact connections for all wire types. Solid and ferruled wires can be directly pushed in for connection, while tool-actuated termination is available parallel to the conductor entry for stranded wire and for the release of all wire types. These PCB terminal blocks are perfect for panel feed through applications because operation and wire entry are from the same plane.

    Jul 13, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., has expanded its gesis RST family of circular power connector with the RST Mini. The RST Mini (RST16) has type 4X/6P IP69K protection making it ideal for exterior applications.

    Rated for 600V and 16A, the new RST MINI 5-pole, circular power connectors (RST16i5) are designed to simplify, speed up, and reduce the cost of wiring installations in lighting, building automation, and industrial applications.

    Jun 13, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., introduces fasis WTP – DIN rail terminal with push-in terminals, with approvals for North America. Push-in terminals provide a reliable, vibration proof connection that does not require special wire preparations or tools. Push-in terminals reduce installation time while increasing reliability.

    Jun 07, 2017

    Arlington’s new GC50 Grounding Electrode Connector delivers flexibility, convenience, savings and provides strain relief for grounding conductors. It installs from inside or outside a metal panel or enclosure, through existing 1/2" knockout. No need to modify box… No need for lugs.

    Listed for #8 to #2 solid and stranded aluminum and copper conductors, its wide cable range, eliminates stocking extra inventory.

    Best of all, it’s HALF the COST of other listed connectors!

    May 22, 2017

    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.

    May 04, 2017

    HELUKABEL, one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers, announced that seven TRAYCONTROL family of products have passed the UL -40°C Cold Bend Test and have enhanced their conductor temperature ratings from 90°C dry/75°C wet to 90°C dry/wet.

    Apr 03, 2017

    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.

    Mar 28, 2017

    EasyHeat, a trusted Emerson brand, is helping field engineers terminate self-regulating heating cables faster, cleaner and more cost-effectively with its new Low-Profile Quick Connections Kits.

    Mar 21, 2017

    SHAWCOR announces the introduction of a new cable accessory product line based on cold shrink technology that offers an effective solution to seal and protect cable ends from moisture ingress and contamination. The DSG-Canusa branded CSEC cold shrink end caps will provide electrical utilities and contractors with a tool free choice in the safe and reliable installation of end caps for utility or industrial type power cables.

    Feb 09, 2017

    Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has expanded its portfolio of revos rectangular connectors with the new revos IT Series split housing data cable feed-through connectors, which enable up to four pre-terminated data cables to be safely routed through a control cabinet or enclosure wall.

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  • Industry News

    ACCEO Solutions Inc. (ACCEO) and Sonepar Canada, are partnering to better serve electricians and builders across Canada. The integration of Sonepar Canada member company products into the ACCEO Estimation software (formerly Expert Estimator) comprises significant benefits for these contractors.

    Connecting Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario's power grid will provide clean energy while making an important contribution to the health and safety of community members and boosting the First Nation's economic development opportunities.

  • Keeping Current

    ZEKELMAN INDUSTRIES announces that American Tube Manufacturing has been officially renamed Atlas Tube – Birmingham. The change reflects the ownership position from the acquisition of American Tube Manufacturing in February 2017 and integration of the Birmingham plant into the Atlas Tube operating system.

    Atlas Tube – Birmingham now stocks an expanded size range of HSS products ready for next-day delivery in the southeastern United States — from .5x.5 up through 8x8. Operations will continue out of its current location led by Tom Muth, president of HSS and piling at Zekelman Industries. "With a larger variety of HSS sizes available for faster delivery in the Southeast, and improved customer service, Atlas Tube – Birmingham complements our long-term strategy of continued growth in the HSS market," said Muth.

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS) announced Rick Fassbinder as the new HPS West Regional Sales Manager as of August 14, 2017. Rick resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been in the electrical industry for a number of years, most recently as the West Regional Manager for Meltric. In his career, Rick has worked for electrical equipment manufacturers, an electrical rep, and an electrical distributor. Rick is also a licensed electrical contractor.

    "This is an exciting time as we continue to build the HPS team and position ourselves for long term growth. Rick will be a great addition to HPS and we would like to welcome him to the team," said Hammond Power Solutions.

    www.hammondpowersolutions.com

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American leader for the design and manufacture of dry-type standard and custom electrical engineered magnetics, electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers, announced the appointment of Jay Tucker as Business Development Manager, as of Monday July 31st.

    Jay has a Degree in Electrical Engineering and he will transition from his current role with HPS as the Western Regional Sales Manager. Jay has several years of experience working for electrical manufacturers and a deep knowledge of building demand for HPS products. His previous skills will be an asset to the HPS Marketing team.

    www.hammondpowersolutions.com

  • Product Showcase

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced today the launch of the new Ultra Compact Lock Box. This new lock box is ideal for group lockout situations with multiple isolation points and employees performing maintenance activities on industrial equipment.

    Etech Instruments, a world leader in test and measurement tools, announced today the launch of the Extech MG320, a robust CAT IV 20GΩ/1000V insulation tester with integrated True RMS multimeter. The new MG320 is ideal for industrial predictive maintenance programs that include routine insulation testing of electrical and electronic equipment and cables.

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company announces the addition of ITU-T Y.1564, multi-stream BERT and advanced loopback capability to its award-winning DataScout 10G line. The new advanced Ethernet test option enables certifying up to 16 unique Ethernet services per the ITU-T Y.1564 standard or in express multi-stream BERT mode. The new release also supports up to eight stacked VLAN and MPLS tags for each service plus an advanced loopback feature which can detect and control up to six remote devices simultaneously.
     

    Nora Lighting expands its low profile, surface-mounted Opal LED Series with the new AC Opal. The AC Opal does not require a driver and mounts easily over a standard J-Box, even pancake-type fixture boxes in retrofits or new construction.

    AC Opal measures just 7/8” deep by 7 ¼” wide. The low profile is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 1050 lumen (15W) at 90+CRI.  A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images.

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