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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Push-In Liquidtight Fittings simplify installation onto conduit.

February 18, 2015

Without requiring disassembly, Quick-Connect™ Liquidtight Fittings install onto liquidtight flexible metal conduit via 2-step process of pushing conduit into fitting and tightening gland nut. Push-in design, which accelerates installation, also helps protect electrical systems from liquid ingress, corrosion, and extreme temperatures. Captive sealing rings available from 3/8–1 in. in straight, 45° and 90° configurations. Installation method also helps reduce dropped/lost/damaged components. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Square Open Back Boxes allow access to back of installed devices.

January 26, 2015

Conserving time as well as expenses on jobsite, Steel City® 4 in. Square Open Back Box allows wiring of pre-installed device from back without removal of mud ring from front of box to make connections. Installers can, after making connections, close box with blank cover. Boxes are available in shallow (1 ½ in. deep) or deep (2 1/8 in. deep) models, and mounting screws on both sides accommodate mud ring on front and blank cover on back. Ground wire clips are also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Adjustable Bracket mounts steel boxes in diverse applications.

December 2, 2014

UL-approved Steel City® O-Justable Bracket offers versatility to mount steel boxes in various applications and jobsite conditions. Compatible with any stud spacing from 12–25 in., bracket can be mounted at any required height and accommodates 4 square, 4 11/16 in. and Steel City® 5-Square boxes. Multiple boxes may be installed on single bracket to ensure uniform alignment. Installer can adjust width of bracket to match various stud spacings encountered on job site. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Industrial Luminaires utilize LED technology.

November 24, 2014

Designed, tested, and certified for use in hazardous areas and adverse environmental conditions, Hazlux® Industrial Luminaires are rated for extreme temperatures of -40 to 131°F or -31 to 104°F, depending on model. Units are constructed of corrosion-resistant and copper-free aluminum and finished with baked, electro-deposited, pure-epoxy powder. Simple hinge arrangement enables fast installation with hands-free wiring and instant On and Restrike. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fasteners & Hardware

Cable Edge Clips install on solar panels without tools.

August 26, 2014

Designed to fit frame thicknesses from 0.06–0.12 in., Ty-Rap® High-Performance Cable Edge Clips manage up to four, 10 AWG solar PV control cables, and can be removed without tools or cutting. Acetal clips are weather-resistant and perform for more than 20 years outdoors with operating temperatures from -85 to 194°F, while UV- and weather-resistant Nylon 6-6 clips are heat stabilized to retain strength and stability in hot solar PV applications with operating temperatures from -40 to 220°F. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

LED Lighting offers ATEX and/or IECex Zone 1 certifications.

June 12, 2014

Available in polycarbonate or glass, DTS XFFL Range Tubular LED Fitting offers operating life of more than 100,000 hr and output of 5,000 lm with 100% yield. Components are mounted on sliding gear tray to facilitate installation and maintenance, and may be retrofitted into existing fixtures mounted with T8 lamps. Providing instant-start illumination and re-strike, DTS XLF Range LED Floodlight features operating life of 50,000+ hr, narrow-beam output of 9,000 lm, and wide-beam output of 7,000 lm. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Cable Glands reduce risk of explosions.

June 6, 2014

Designed to meet European ATEX directives for protecting employees, public, and environment from accidents due to explosions, Kopex-Ex™ SWA/SWB Cable Glands terminate steel wire armored (SWA) and steel wire braid (SWB) cable in control, instrumentation, power, and telecommunications applications. Products are applicable in oil and gas processing as well as marine environments; operate in temperatures up to 194°F; and also suit low-smoke, halogen-free, and flame-retardant applications. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Universal Conduit Elbow enables 4:1 SKU reduction.

April 11, 2014

Replacing 4 conduit body configurations, T&B® Rigid Fittings BlueKote® Universal Conduit Elbow (LU) Form 8 enables fiber-optic cable to be run in ¾ in. system, instead of 2 in. system, and maintain cable bend radius. Angled covered port facilitates wire pulling and uses standard covers. While UL listing as enclosure permits internal splices, rating for 40% wire fill avoids need to de-rate system. BlueKote 4-layer protection provides internal and external corrosion resistance. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Linear Fluorescent Lighting installs at various angles.

March 28, 2014

Part of Hazlux® Hazardous Location Lighting, XFM and DFP Series Fixtures provide installation at various angles. XFM Series, designed for explosive atmosphere locations, features five ½ in. NPT hub entries on each end. Units come in 2 and 4 ft lengths for 2, 3, and 4-lamp combinations. DFP Series, designed for hazardous locations in industrial and wet environments, features optional mounting brackets that enable precise aiming in multiple angles. Units come in 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-lamp models. Read More

Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Electrical Equipment & Systems

NEC-Compliant Receptacle Cover is non-metallic and weatherproof.

February 12, 2014

Red•Dot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover aids compliance with NEC® requirements, specifically NEC Sections 406.9 (B) (1) and 590.4 (D) (2), for receptacles in wet locations. Featuring stainless steel hinge pin, cover is configured for GFCI receptacles; included adapter plates accommodate single, duplex, and switch configurations. Single- and 2-gang configurations come with 2 7/8 and 4 ¼ in. deep covers; single-gang configurations add 2 ¼ in. deep cover. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Grounding Connectors offer direct 600 A, 25 kA capability.

December 23, 2013

Elastimold® Grounding Device (GAD) provides direct 600 A, 25 kA-rated connection. While Series GAD and GADDR are designed for standard C-clamp ground connections, Series BGAD and BGADDR are designed for ball-stud ground connections. Permanent and safe, product connects to rear interfaces of 600 A series elbow connectors to ground circuit. To remain open, insulated cap with capacitive test point ensures no voltage is present. Once de-energized, circuit is grounded through cable to system ground. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

Multi-Cable Connector can serve diverse utilities applications.

November 15, 2013

Available with 25/28 kV rating, Elastimold® ComboT™ Integral Separable Connectors accommodate multiple cables in one connector. Design eliminates need to modify/replace entire enclosures and helps conserve space in switchgear cabinets, optimizing use of full capacity of existing gear without being limited by connection clearance. This also promotes installation safety and efficiency. Connection system eliminates blind assembly and minimizes chance of cross threading. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Cable Joint facilitates cable splicing.

October 11, 2013

Featuring single-piece body, Elastimold® Shrink-Fit™ Cable Joint can be installed using self-ejecting 4-piece plastic support core, which reinforces openings at both sides of joint and can be removed by hand. Unit combines convenience of pre-molded splicing with range-taking versatility of cold-shrink methods, without use of ripcords or integral braids. Made of molded EPDM elastomer, joint covers wide range of cable sizes, and can be used with aluminum or optional copper compression splice. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wall Box Extender finishes deeply installed electrical boxes.

July 30, 2013

Featuring adjustable mounting depth with maximum extension of 1 in., Carlon® Non-Metallic Single- or Multi-Gang Box Extender provides flush finish for electrical boxes that are installed too deeply in wall, which may occur during remodeling. One-piece solution can be used on single-gang box, or combined with other extenders for multi-gang applications. UL listed and compliant with NEC Article 370-20, extender includes two 6-32 x 1 ½ in. screws. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Induction Lighting Fixtures deliver extended lamp life.

June 13, 2013

Hazlux® Induction Lighting Fixtures are available with Fulham® induction electronic ballast and lamps that deliver 100,000+ hr of white light. Able to retrofit into existing area lighting applications, products operate from -65 to +104°F. Cold-weather option allows re-strike at -58°F and operation down to -85°F. Suitable areas of use include Class 1, Zone 2, Groups IIA/IIB/IIC/Exn R II T3 (restricted breathing) and Div 2 Groups A/B/C/D. Products are also rated for explosion-proof areas. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Solar Panel Clips secure up to 4 cables.

April 15, 2013

Made of heat-stabilized, weather- and UV-resistant polyamide 6.6 nylon, Ty-Rap® 90° Solar Panel Clips install without tools and will hold up to four No. 10 AWG cables perpendicular to panel frame. Units fit most module frames ranging in thickness from 0.060–0.120 in. and operate in temperatures from -40 to 220°F. Ability to slide along length of frame enables installers to increase tension on cables to eliminate sagging beneath photovoltaic modules. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mounting & Attaching Products, Fasteners & Hardware

Fastening System suspends cable and ductwork from ceilings.

March 13, 2013

Consisting of wire rope and self-locking cable-grip fastener, Kindorf® Fast Cable Link requires no tools for installation. Serrated locking rollers provide extra non-slip grip, while release pin enables adjustment after inserting wire rope into fastener, and stainless steel springs keep locking roller in constant contact with wire rope. Made of zinc alloy, fastener is constructed with riveted connections for strength. Wire rope is zinc-plated steel for corrosion protection. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Cone Nuts are designed to fit all strut depths.

February 14, 2013

Plated in rugged Galv-Krom® finish for corrosion resistance, Kindorf® Universal Cone Nuts have distinctive blue cone that fosters identification and come in ¼-20, 5/16-18, 3/8-16, and ½-13 thread sizes. Design ensures nuts, equally compatible with 1 ½ in. Kindorf® and 1 5/8 in. Superstrut® strut depths, slide into optimal location in each channel. Installation is accomplished without springs, reducing time and eliminating chance of jamming in strut slots. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Detectable Cable Ties offer several mounting base options.

February 11, 2013

Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties include mounting bases, available as 2- and 4-way, adhesive- and screw-mount models, made from materials which can be identified by X-ray equipment, metal detectors, and visual detection equipment. Ties and accessories are made of nylon 6.6 (polyamide) or polypropylene. Both materials contain additives that increase magnetism and density, fostering recognition by metal detectors and X-ray equipment. Cable tie's bright blue color aids visual detection. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Integral Separable Connectors accommodate multiple cables.

January 24, 2013

By accommodating multiple cables, Elastimold® ComboT™ Integral Separable Connectors provide short elbow stack height and eliminate need to modify or replace entire enclosures. Units also eliminate blind assembly and minimize chance of cross threading. Using standard 600- or 900-series studs, connectors are installed with standard assembly tools. Products feature red provider backbone transport interfaces for 15 kV reducing taps and blue for 25 kV reducing taps in compliance with IEEE 386. Read More

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