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    Wire, Cable & Connectors

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Tray cables have developed an excellent reputation for providing robust and reliable power and control connections for static automation applications on assembly lines, bottle filling, packaging machines or machine tools. However, the fast-moving automation sector now often calls for cables that can handle motion in several axes, severe acceleration and braking and a vast number of bending cycles. In most cases a standard tray cable wouldn’t cope.

    Nov 23, 2017

    With the CrossBoard®, Wöhner has established a whole new system that combines the advantages of a high-performance busbar system with the traditional wiring on DIN mounting rails. The new CrossBoard® is the modular system solution with which safe power distribution up to 125A can be quickly and easily realised, especially in machine and plant engineering.

    Nov 17, 2017

    Weidmuller introduces their Klippon® Connect A-Series Universal modular terminal blocks. The Klippon® Connect A-Series Universal range includes feed-through, multi-tier distribution, PE, fuse, test disconnect and neutral conductor disconnect terminals blocks. In addition to the new A-Series Universal range, Weidmuller is launching a new A-Series Application range of products designed specifically for use in recurring control panel applications that include voltage/current transformer wiring, control voltage distribution, motor wiring, signal wiring, and initiator/actuator wiring.

    Nov 13, 2017

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced the launch of the Wraptor A6500 Printer Applicator. This new printer applicator features the same reliable performance as the previous Wraptor printer applicator with improved firmware and a new color touchscreen.

    Nov 07, 2017

    HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, announced today that their entire TOPSERV and TOPGEBER product portfolio of servomotor power and feedback cables are receiving a heat-resistance upgrade from 80°C to 90°C. The company is the first European manufacturer to obtain this certified UL style.

    Oct 24, 2017

    The WAGO 221 LEVER-NUT® splicing connectors are now UL467 Listed for grounding and bonding. LEVER-NUTS® are built around CAGE CLAMP® spring connection technology which provides well-defined contact points and high contact force for each wire. This creates a very low resistance connection qualifying them for effective, efficient, and safe grounding.

    Oct 10, 2017

    The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting.

    The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and devices. Download the smartDATA brochure for information, and for more on the latest from WAGO, visit www.wago.us/news.

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    Oct 05, 2017

    Weidmuller announces the expansion of their line of IP 20 Power Distribution (WPD) Blocks. The design of the new blocks incorporates finger safety and offer reduced installation cost, when compared to conventional terminal blocks, by joining individual blocks to create small bus modules in the control cabinet.

    Sep 28, 2017

    BlockMaster Electronics, Inc. announces its line of Clear Connects™ push-in wire connectors, which offer a fast and easy alternative to traditional twist-on wire connectors, is now available for LED lighting applications. While the new WPC300 Series connectors are suitable for electricians and installers working on residential, commercial, lighting retrofits or with prefabricated wiring systems, they are ideal for the very popular LED lighting systems being installed and retrofitted today.

    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.

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  • Industry News

    Entrepreneurs, James Keirstead and Jim Qualie, won the 2017 Manning Innovation Award for developing a wire-free switch that increases convenience and safety while reducing economic and environmental costs for residential and commercial building projects.

    The Ernest C. Manning Foundation presents the Innovation Award to talented Canadian innovators who are improving people's lives through their commercialized innovations.

    ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, Canada, to ensure the safe, reliable operation with almost zero emissions. The project is part of an $8.4 billion investment from the Ontario government to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

  • Keeping Current

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    STANDARD PRODUCTS announces the addition of two new Account Managers to its Montreal Sales Team.

    Stella Cammalleri joins STANDARD with more than 12 years experience in customer service, and a year in the lighting industry. "The addition of Stella will be a great addition to the Montreal Sales Team and will help the company maintain a high level of customer satisfaction," said STANDARD.

    STANDARD also welcomes Céleste Tremblay to its Montréal Sales Team. With more than 15 years of experience in customer service, Céleste will be a great help in building and maintaining relationships with existing and future customers.

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    BJ TAKE recently announced that Upper Canada Industries will be taking over the Toronto territory. Vice President of Sales, Doug Wilson explained “the Toronto market represents a major portion of the Ontario marketplace and as such needed to have local customer service that specializes in distributor and specifier relations”. In addition to Central Ontario, Upper Canada Industries will focus on capturing a larger marketshare of the energy-efficient lighting industry in Toronto.

    BEL PRODUCTS INC. announces the appointment of Dominique Dufresne as National Sales Director. In this role, Dominique will be responsible for leading the sales team and agents across Canada and the United States. He will also be the representative for Bel Products Inc. with the various electrical associations. Dominique has more than 18 years of experience and knowledge in sales, whether in customer service or as a representative. Bel Products Inc. is very happy to add Dominique to their team.

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  • Product Showcase

    Schneider Electric Solar has extended its Conext SmartGen inverter power ratings for greater flexibility and optimization of both small and large utility power plants. For large scale power plants, the CS2200 is now available and is optimized for 4.4 MW stations using two inverters. To expand the power ratings for smaller power plants in North America, the introduction of the CS1666 provides an optimum power block for 5 MW power plants.

    Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting sub-systems and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the release of universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED units. The DirectAC LED Engines were released earlier this year in a 120V and with this product release, the same low-profile, self-contained LED engine with integrated driver is now available in a new unit that can support power ratings from 120 to 277 volts.

    LSI announces the official launch of its latest innovation, the Alliance™ LED High Bay (ALI). This original, American-manufactured and designed luminaire distinguishes itself as Best-In-Class across many criteria important to specifiers and design-build contractors. The maximum efficacy across these 2 foot and 4 foot fixtures is an impressive 163 lumens per watt.

    Skyliner, a new curvilinear LED luminaire that features nine distribution patterns with house side shielding, is now available from U.S. Architectural Lighting.

    Designed for site and area lighting applications, Skyliner offers a choice of LED distributions, color temperatures and drive currents that provide optimal illumination of any visual terrain. Additionally, Skyliner’s controlled optics eliminate uplight (light pollution) and minimize spill light (light trespass).

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