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  • 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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    Aug 23, 2017

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, launches the Workhorse, a versatile all-in-one bending and threading workstation, which allows the operator to eliminate wasted time spent moving between work areas. With quick and easy mobility, the Workhorse Bending and Threading Station can be transported with a bender and threader mounted from one location to another, eliminating need for set up.

    Aug 09, 2017

    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.

    Aug 07, 2017

    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.
     

    Jul 18, 2017

    Nonconductive Tool Company (NTC) continues to revolutionize the tool industry with the introduction of the Voltclaw Multi-Gauge electrician's tool. Designed to bring added productivity to the jobsite, the new tool provides electricians with a safer, faster way to manage 6-16 gauge wires inside of junction boxes, switch boxes and service panels, than any solution they've had up until now.
     

    Jul 17, 2017

    Southwire Tools & Equipment is proud to introduce a new line of heavy-duty PVC conduit benders, helping users increase efficiency when heating and bending PVC conduit. The line is manufactured in the USA and offers three options, which 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.

    Jun 01, 2017

    Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces the G6 Turbo puller to improve contractor speed and efficiency. Capable of pulling 6,000 pounds of force, the G6 Turbo model pulls up to 60-percent faster than the competition*.
     
    “Industry professionals told us that they need a tool that confidently and safely pulls thousands of pounds of cable without breaking down,” said Jae Lee, Greenlee product manager for pulling, fishing and bending. “Contractors who have used the new G6 Turbo puller are impressed with its capabilities.”
     

    May 22, 2017

    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.

    May 16, 2017

    Hilti is expanding its 36 V cordless tool line with the introduction of the Cordless rotary hammer TE 6-A36-AVR and the Cordless angle grinder AG 600-A36. These new, highly productive cordless tools perform as well as their respective corded versions without the hassle of a cord and external power source. Operators will benefit from the tools’ ergonomic design and lightweight, balanced handling.

    May 12, 2017

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA) CORP. announces the addition of an Adjustable Torque Screwdriver to our lineup. Applying correct torque to connections is crucially important to the safety and long-term integrity of an electrical system. The IDEAL Adjustable Torque Screwdriver is a precision calibrated tool, which allows the user to achieve the recommended torque specifications of electrical connections.

    The interface between the conductor and a connector is an integral part of a safe and reliable electrical connection.

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  • Industry News

    Arlington Industries, Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. today announced that they have reached an agreement that settles all litigation currently pending between the companies. In connection with this settlement, Arlington has received payment of $1.37 million for the judgment in case No. 3:06-cv-1105 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Bridgeport’s 3838ASP and 3838SP Whipper-Snap Duplex connectors. Bridgeport has dismissed its appeal from that judgment and Arlington has dismissed its cross-appeal seeking attorney’s fees.

    FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program.

  • Keeping Current

    MAGIC LITE LTD., an innovator and leader in architectural and specialty lighting products, welcomes the following employees: Allan Langvee has taken on the Sales & Customer Service Manager position; Shelley Hussey is the new Assistant Bookkeeper; Samantha Bortolotti appointed to the Customer Service Representative/Order Entry position; and Adrian Andronic the new Product Manager. Kara Wenner will assume the role of Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representative.

    RITTAL SYSTEMS LTD., a world leading manufacturer of enclosure solutions, welcomes Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada. With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada.

    Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., said, “Franklin Empire is known for their expertise in the electrical distribution industry, as well as in manufacturing and processing automation. Rittal Systems is confident that partnering with Franklin will expand our reach to new areas and industries, and will be a win-win for our customers.”

    BROCKWAY ENTERPRISES Owner and President, Thomas Brockway, annnounces the appointment of Troy Sampson as its New Brunswick Sales Representative. Troy has spent the past several years in various capacities with Siemens Canada in Moncton. He has an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma from NSCC, NSIT in 1999 and is a member of the NB Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists.

    "We look forward to Troy working as an integral part of Team Brockway and contributing to our continuous efforts in growing our sales and market share for you, our Manufacturers," said Thomas.

    Troy can be reached at 506.850.9192 or e-mail troy.sampson@brockway.ca.

  • Product Showcase

    BENDER LifeGuard series ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) extend the capabilities of standard GFCIs to the detection of ground leakage currents in all stages of power conversion equipment, from simple rectifiers to sophisticated variable frequency drives. LifeGuard series GFCIs can detect both AC and DC ground leakage current. A wide range of voltages, load amperages, and options are available. LifeGuard GFCIs are simple to install and require a minimal amount of connections.

    Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. announces its new selection of decorative lighting options for a multitude of applications, providing designer quality light solutions while maintaining tremendous energy saving. The ever expanding selection of LED lighting solutions now includes brand-new Vanity Lights, Wall Sconces and Ceiling lights for a variety of uses including residential, commercial and the hospitality industry.

    LSI Industries will proudly unveil its newest gas station canopy fixture in the Scottsdale® family – the Scottsdale® Vertex™ – at the upcoming NACS/PEI tradeshow from October 18th - 20th. LSI established its reputation over 40 years ago based largely on the strengths of its lighting innovations for gas stations and convenience stores. The new, best-in-class Scottsdale Vertex LED canopy fixture further demonstrates how LSI continues to pioneer innovations for gas stations to this day. It features advanced silicone optics, multiple lumen packages, and an attractive, low-profile design.

    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.

    www.wago.us

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