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  • Sep 07, 2021

    The new KES-E-R cable entries allow for quick and secure feeding of cables into control cabinets or machine housings. The plates are simply manually pressed into the machined openings. The inner, elastic sealing lip of the profile seal bulges on the inside of the panel, ensuring secure and vibration-proof hold. In order to feed cables or hoses into a housing, users simply pierce the surface membrane at one of the marked center points and push the conduit through.

    Jul 23, 2021

    HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced that multiple TPE-jacketed control and motor cables have recently been tested and certified by ECOLAB for use during washdown processes found typically in the food and beverage industries.

    The products that were subjected to the 28-day test using cleaning/disinfecting substances Topactive 200, Topactive 500, P3-topax 66, P3-topactive OKTO, and P3-topax 990 along with demineralized water (used for zero-reference value) were:

    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 25, 2021

    CMP Products, a leading manufacturer of cable glands, cable cleats and accessories, has launched a comprehensive ‘Knowledge Base’ to support customers and users of cable glands in a variety of industry sectors.

    Knowledge Base is a compilation of technical expertise and advice, gathered over CMP’s 60+ years’ experience in the art of terminating cable glands.

    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 14, 2021

    HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced the launch of four new in-stock instrumentation and compensating cable product groups for applications in the oil and gas sector, as well as for use in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.
     

    Jun 02, 2021

    Service Wire stocks over 140 variations of tray cable, ensuring you have the options you need. This cable can be used for power, lighting, control and signal circuits in cable trays, raceways or where supported by messenger wire under certain conditions. Available in control tray (#14 AWG – #10 AWG, 2 – 37 conductors), power cable (#14 AWG – 1000 Kcmil, 3 – 4 conductors), and VFD power cable (#14 AWG – 750 Kcmil, 3 conductors). Shielded and non-shielded, bare or tinned, and 600V, 1kV and 2kV options are available.

    Apr 06, 2021

    Battery terminals, ignition terminals, and various other connector types manufactured in the USA and offered as a single SKU for OEMs to simplify purchasing and inspection have been introduced by ETCO of Brandenton, Florida.

    ETCO Standby and Portable Generator Terminal Products include top post battery terminals which are lead-free and RoHS compliant, locking ring terminals and serrated rings, ignition and spark plug terminals with high retention clips, and insulated terminals.  American made to eliminate supply chain woes, they can be packaged and delivered as a single SKU.

    Mar 16, 2021

    Atkore has expanded its one-piece TECK cable connectors to provide maximum protection in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. Available in two new versions to meet application demands, both the Calbrite Stainless Steel and Calbond PVC Coated aluminum TECK cable connectors deliver reliable and rugged performance in harsh environments.

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    Signify, the world leader in lighting, will enhance road safety and improve the driving experience in Stockholm’s E4 Bypass tunnel, connecting the northern and southern parts of Stockholm County. Of the road’s 21 kilometers, more than 18 kilometers will be in a tunnel, making it one of the longest road tunnels in Europe, and one of Sweden's largest and most prestigious infrastructure projects to date.  
     

    Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Festo, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, seven prominent companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s third edition of the German Technology Day.

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    LUMEN, A Sonepar Company, announces two important appointments.

    Gilles Motard has been appointed Vice-President of Operations. With an MBA specializing in logistics and transport, Gilles has been in the field of distribution center operations for over 30 years. His main task will be to support the distribution center team while optimizing its operations and logistics.

    During the past few years, he was Vice President of Operations at Sysco, a company that had to face all the logistical challenges related to the restaurant markets which were severely affected by the pandemic. He was also logistics and operations director of the ABB Bromont distribution center from 2015 to 2020.

    Yves Martin becomes Director of Supplier Strategies - Distribution Center, under the supervision of Gilles Motard.

    IMARK CANADA announces the winners of the 2021 Distinguished Performance Awards. Award winning companies were selected based on superior
    performance during the period of time between July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

    The IMARK Canada members listed below were recognized (based on objective criteria tracked by IMARK HQ) for their effective implementation of IMARK Canada marketing programs and their exemplary support of IMARK Canada preferred suppliers.

    Oscan Electrical Supplies of Oshawa, Ontario is the 2021 IMARK Canada Member of the Year. The criterion for this award includes growth on purchase volume, the number of IMARK Canada suppliers purchased from and Joint Market planning activities and success.

    RUSSELECTRIC, A Siemens Business, announces the appointment of Don Bachman as Head of Strategy for Russelectric, A Siemens Business. In this newly created role, Don will focus on the creation and execution of key strategic initiatives around the company’s overall business plans as well as the broader Siemens’ solutions.

    “Don Bachman comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the critical power market, with 35+ years of industry experience,” said Jason Martin, Head of Russelectric, A Siemens Business. “During his career, he’s excelled in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and overall General Management roles. I am very excited to see what Don and all of us will create together.”

    WESTBURNE Ontario Division announces two new additions to the Senior Leadership Team.

    Mark McArthur has been promoted to Eastern District Manager effective September 1st, 2021. Mark will be responsible for Westburne’s branches in Belleville, Brockville, Cobourg, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pembroke, Peterborough, and Smiths Falls. The Ottawa East branch will continue to report to the Ottawa West Branch Manager.

  • Product Showcase

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces that Philips Hue has created the first deep integration of lighting and music, providing consumers around the globe with an immersive light and music experience like no other. Thanks to Philips Hue + Spotify, the Philips Hue system is enriched with a new algorithm that analyzes the metadata of each song in real time to make the lights flash, dim, brighten, and color change right along with the beat, mood, genre and tempo of any music on Spotify.

    Advanced light scripts for every song

    A unique Craftsman styled fan integrated lighting fixture. The 36-inch Prime Landesboro Chandel-Air (model 196335) is unveiled by Meyda Lighting

    A stunning Botticino Idalight diffuser is enhanced with a frame and hardware featured in a warm Mahogany Bronze finish. This modern marvel illuminates with Integral energy efficient LEDs. 

    In summer, the fan pushes down a windchill that circulates to keep the space cool and comfortable.  In winter, the fan is reversed to pull the room air up towards the ceiling and force the warm air back down into your space.  

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