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    Wire, Cable & Connectors

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Emerson has introduced the Branson UWS40 ultrasonic splicer to meet growing global demand for wire harnesses that deliver splices offering superior electrical and metallurgical performance over crimped, soldered, or resistance-welded connections. The new UWS40 delivers these benefits along with added process savings because ultrasonic welding eliminates the need for consumables (no connectors, solder, or filler metals are required), offers extended tool life, and provides significant power savings.

    Jul 11, 2018

    Custom manufactured high-reliability cable assemblies, box builds, and wire harnesses built to strict medical and military specifications are available from Aved Electronics, Inc. of North Billerica, Massachusetts.

    Jun 28, 2018

    ACS/Uni-Fab™, part of Atkore International, a leading manufacturer of electrical products, announces the launch of the 10 AWG Modular Wiring System designed to supply power to every fixture down the line in suspended ceiling lighting and high and low bay fixtures.

    The 10 AWG is an easy-to-install modular wiring system that saves time and money over traditional hard-wired methods. Additional benefits include:

    Jun 01, 2018

    Weidmuller announces the expansion of their line of OMNIMATE® Power Printed Circuit Board (PCB) terminals with the new OMNIMATE® Power LUF and LUFS 10.00. Both terminal designs feature Weidmuller’s PUSH IN connection system for wiring solid, stranded or ferruled wires from 18...6AWG– with ease and low force– to help prevent potential damage to expensive circuit boards.

    May 29, 2018

    BRITECH Heating Cables & Controls is helping make connections easier in the heating cable market. The new TWISTO technology makes quick and easy heat tracing connections. It's the biggest innovation in heating cable connection technology — making installations simple and fast with just a twist. Reduced assembly time and high reliability with fewer installation steps can help save time and costs.

    Apr 27, 2018

    Wieland announces its first surface mounted PCB connector series with push-in connection technology. The 7060 SMD (surface mounted device) is a compact and powerful PCB terminal designed for small electronic devices such as commercial appliances, control units, or LED applications. It’s compact size saves critical space on circuit boards while delivering power safely and efficiently.

    Apr 26, 2018

    WAGO 221 LEVER-NUTS have expanded to include a new 10 AWG version. The lever-actuation, clear body, reliable connections and 600 V rating are still an integral part of the new version of the 221 splicing connectors that can now accommodate larger conductors.

    Apr 10, 2018

    Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced today the release of the new QuickSleeve Handheld Sleeve Applicator. The intuitive handheld device is designed for the fast application of sleeves on to wires. This multi-tool features specially designed slanted tubes, a terminal block-sized screwdriver and an LED flashlight.

    Mar 14, 2018

    Weidmuller introduces their Klippon® Connect A-Series Application Range modular terminal blocks. Featuring push-in technology, the new  A-Series Application Range products are designed specifically for use in recurring control cabinet applications to help increase efficiency and safety, and reduce costs. This range includes terminals for voltage/current transformer wiring, signal wiring, control voltage distribution and power distribution.

    Mar 13, 2018

    To simplify network testing, IDEAL Networks has released free software updates for the SignalTEK NT network transmission tester, SignalTEK CT cable transmission tester and the NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network troubleshooters. For significant enhancements, such as improved wiremap and port discovery information, users can download the free updates from the IDEAL Networks website.

    SignalTEK NT network transmission tester updates


  • Industry News

    Hydro Ottawa announced that it will soon receive support to help distribute funding to eligible applicants for EV charging stations within the city of Ottawa boundaries.

    This funding initiative will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs for the purchase and installation of EV charging stations for:

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialization of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

  • Keeping Current

    ETIM NORTH AMERICA announced that MERSEN, a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials, joined the product classification standards organization.
    MERSEN, a leading player in the electrical power industry, with innovative solutions designed to optimize manufacturing processes in sectors such as energy, transportation electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and process industries, is joining other industry leaders including ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Appleton Group, Schneider, and Siemens as they build out the ETIM classification model to meet the terminology and product specific needs of the North American electrical industry.

    HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS (HPS), a North American based leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers and reactors, announced the appointment of Dan Davis as Power Quality Sales Manager, effective September 27th 2021.

    Dan comes to HPS after 20 years of Sales Management experience in his previous roles of Regional Sales Manager and Account Manager.

    For more information, contact Fred Rampone, U.S. Distribution Sales Manager, at

    WESTBURNE Ontario announces that Richard Do will assume the newly-created position of Divisional Vendor Relations & Sales Operations Manager effective October 12th, 2021.

    In his Sales Operations capacity, Richard will continue to drive the evolution of Westburne's current sales processes and digital platforms through its sales leaders and account managers. Richard will also focus on continuing the development of a culture of transparency and execution within the sales function.

    As Westburne Ontario’s Vendor Relations Manager, Richard will focus on the development and disciplined execution of growth initiatives with Westburne's Advantage Program Partners.

    BARTLE & GIBSON CO. LTD., a Western Canada-based premier plumbing, heating and electrical distributor, announced Friday, October 1, 2021, a new regional partnership with Appleton, electrical solutions for industrial and hazardous environments, across its 31 branches in Western Canada.

    The Appleton brand has long been the hallmark for the protection of people and equipment while delivering reliable power. With Appleton’s products you can count on certified protection for any environment, from ordinary commercial settings to harsh industrial conditions, in any region of the world. Their fittings, lighting, and power distribution solutions are designed to operate without incident: because failure is not an option.

  • Product Showcase

    Cummins Inc. announces the new SD 20 diesel generator set for commercial mobile applications. The SD 20 is well suited for a variety of trailer and vehicle applications such as disaster relief, mobile medical, mobile command centers, ambulances, food trucks, utility boom trucks and many others.

    With a trim, modern appearance, Nora Lighting’s MAY LED track heads feature AC LEDs that do not require a driver, facilitating installation. The contemporary fixture is designed to illuminate display cabinets, shelves, art niches or dining areas in residential and commercial sites.

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