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  • Jul 22, 2021

    New energy technologies, like solar, require specialized test tools to efficiently provide critical measurements. The new Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter has been designed from the ground up to simplify the installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of photovoltaic arrays by measuring irradiance, temperature, inclination, and direction of the solar array with a single handheld tool.

    Jul 14, 2021

    Softing Inc., an industry leader in industrial communications technology, has expanded its WireXpert cable tester series to include the WireXpert 500, a cable certifier that targets copper cables up to Cat 6A. With its modular concept and unique licensing system, the WireXpert 500 is a versatile, cost-effective tool for cable system certification in office environments, industrial settings, laboratories and data centers.

    Jul 13, 2021

    TREND Networks launches a new Tone and Probe for easy and dependable tracing of all types of copper cables, including data, telephone, electrical and COAX.
     
    “All installers, engineers, and integrators need to find some sort of cable or wire, yet many are using low cost, unreliable tools to do this, and simply hoping for the best,” says Tim Widdershoven, Marketing Director for TREND Networks. “Now, they can depend on our Tone and Probe as the kit bag essential for faster, more accurate cable tracing in any commercial or residential application.”
     

    Jun 21, 2021

    Platinum Tools®, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination, and testing of wire and cable, announces the launch of its new NetXpert XG2, providing 10G speed certification over copper and fiber, and complete network testing over copper, fiber, and Wi-Fi systems. Now shipping, the NetXpert XG2 has an MSRP of $7,135 for copper and $11,545 for fiber. To be added to the NetXpert XG2 information update list, please go here.

    Jun 15, 2021

    The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedized thermal cameras feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities – ideal for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications. Along with enhanced spot, area, line, polygon, and polyline analytic functions that improve the definition of areas of interest and object curvatures, the A500f/A700f can help commercial and industrial organizations protect assets, improve safety, maximize uptime, and minimize maintenance costs.
     

    May 10, 2021

    Milwaukee Tool is changing the game once again with the introduction of the new 7in1 Conduit Reaming Screwdriver. The new screwdriver provides electricians with reaming capability for ½” – 1” conduit and features a Milwaukee® ECX™ bit for electrical fasteners.

    Apr 19, 2021

    The FLIR Vue® TZ20, the first high resolution, dual thermal sensor gimbal purpose-built for the DJI®Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes is now available in Canada. Featuring both a narrow-field-of-view and a wide-field-of-view 640x512 resolution FLIR Boson®thermal camera module, the Vue TZ20 offers greater situational awareness with a 20-times digital thermal zoom capability to complete public safety and industrial inspection missions both near and far.

    Apr 16, 2021

     Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of its T-Handle Driver Tools, including Hex Head Wrenches, 6-Point Socket Wrenches, and Drives. All of the T-Handle tools incorporate the superior Cementex 2-layer insulation system and solid core handle to distribute pressure evenly through the gloved hand. Made in the USA featuring hardened American steel, the T-Handle tools rigid construction prevents twisting and flexing while providing the quality customers rely on from Cementex as the industry leader.

    Apr 06, 2021

    Any time an electrician or technician makes a voltage measurement on a live conductor, there is a risk of electrical shock. The new Fluke® 377 FC and 378 FC Non-Contact Voltage True-RMS AC/DC Clamp Meters minimize this risk because they are the only clamp meters that make accurate non-contact voltage measurements without test leads.

    Apr 01, 2021

    FLIR Systems announced the latest T-Series high-performance thermal camera, the FLIR T865. Built for electrical condition and mechanical equipment inspection, and for use in research and development applications, the T865 provides ±1 °C (±1.6 °F) or ±1% temperature measurement accuracy, a wider temperature range between –40 °C to 120 °C (-40 °F to 248 °F), and more on-camera tools for improved analysis. A free 3-month subscription to FLIR Thermal Studio Pro and FLIR Route Creator, and a 1-month subscription to FLIR Research Studio is included with purchase.
     

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  • Industry News

    General Fusion is working with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in a vital project to advance fusion energy technology. Through this collaboration, General Fusion and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will develop tritium extraction techniques for use in commercial fusion power plants.

    Hydro One announced the completion of critical upgrades to its Hawthorne Transmission Station (TS), first commissioned more than 60 years ago. By replacing aging infrastructure and energizing five new transformers at the station, these upgrades will help drive economic growth by increasing the amount of available power and improving reliability to the region.

  • Keeping Current

    OUELLET GROUP INC. announces the acquisition of Innovair Corporation, a major supplier of air conditioning and heat pump equipment in Latin America and the United States.

    "This new acquisition allows us to grow further and develop new markets," said Martin Beaulieu, President "It also helps us to consolidate our position as a major player in the North American market while continuing to offer high-quality service and innovative products."

    Owned by the Beaulieu family, with its head office in L’Islet, Quebec, Ouellet Group owns Ouellet Canada in L’Islet, Dettson Industries in Sherbrooke, Hazloc Heaters in Calgary, Nanjing Ouellet – a manufacturing plant located in China – and Britech in Toronto.

    SERVICE WIRE announces that Kerith Richards has been selected as one of tED Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 35” winners. Kerith represents some of the best and brightest in the electrical industry today.

    A natural born leader, Kerith is an early trailblazer for young women in the electrical industry. She is successfully making a name for herself in this competitive space. She has a very unique dual role at Service Wire as a full-time sales rep in the U.S. Northeast and the regional sales manager for all ten Canadian provinces.

    Kerith has mastered the intricacies of working with international customers—understanding different product nomenclature, codes, and listings to ensure the right product is delivered on time.

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA) CORP. National Sales Manager, Sean Bernard announces a new partnership with Resilient Sales Corporation.

    Effective August 1st, 2021, Resilient Sales Corporation, led by its Principal Sean Atkinson, will serve as IDEAL's agency partner for the Northern Ontario region – servicing distributor partners within the region bordered by Bracebridge to the south, Algonquin Park/Quebec border to the east, Timmins to the North and Lake Huron/Lake Superior to the west.

    E.B. HORSMAN & SON announce that its Terrace branch moved down the street to a new building located on 2915 Molitor Street, Terrace on July 12th, 2021.

    The newly constructed 20,000 square foot building was custom-built to replace the 7,200 square foot location on 5000 Pohle Avenue. The building will also offer three commercial spaces for lease to local businesses.

  • Product Showcase

    Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) has a new addition to their line of power quality products – HPS Centurion P Passive Harmonic Filter.

    It is specifically engineered to mitigate harmonic currents created by non-linear loads. The initial product release has ratings from 5 to 500 horsepower. It improves power quality by simultaneously reducing harmonics and improving true power factor, resulting in an efficient and reliable solution.

    Get an easy, flush receptacle installation in new concrete with Arlington's FLB6230MBLR Cover Kit. It fits most manufacturers' 4-1/2" concrete boxes, including Arlington's FLBC4500 and FLBC4502 boxes. This LISTED kit includes a 6" brass cover with flip lids, gaskets, receptacle AND a leveling ring. Also available nickel-plated.

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