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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

Cable Tray/Splice Plate reduces required structural supports.

September 8, 2015

Constructed of heat-treated aluminum and pre-drilled for expansion and mid-span splice applications, 13 in. wide T&B® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate™ eliminates need for additional supports at expansion joint. Reinforced design provides rigidity, resistance, and strength and allows for true contraction and expansion under full loads. Nylon washers facilitate movement by reducing friction and do not require lubrication of side rail during installation/maintenance. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mounting & Attaching Products

Strain Relief Fittings meet pullout requirements without external clamping.

June 30, 2015

Kopex-Ex™ ISR™ industrial strain-relief fittings are intended for use with tray cable, portable cords, and other unarmored cables in industrial applications, including drill rigs in oil and gas processing industry. While facilitating and accelerating installation, feature integral clamping mechanism enables full compliance with IEC pullout requirements without external clamping. Products carry IEC Ex, ATEX, CSA, and UL certifications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ceiling Fan Boxes accelerate and ease installation.

May 22, 2015

Available in pan, shallow, deep, and integral mounting bracket styles, Steel City® Ceiling Fan Boxes have gold-finished No. 10 screws for identification as UL and NEC® compliant for ceiling fan support. New-work bar hangers feature locating tabs to facilitate installation and arched profile for higher load ratings. Old-work bar hangers, designed for use in existing ceilings, are installed through 4 in. hole and expanded to secure box to ceiling joists. Both accommodate joists spaced from 16–24 in. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Floor Box eliminates hazard of outdoor outlets.

May 4, 2015

Intended for raised-deck applications, Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ Pro Floor Box keeps power outlet recessed below deck’s surface, eliminating safety hazard of cords plugged into outdoor post or wall-mounted outlets. When outlet is not in use, hardwired box remains concealed beneath deck board, with only non-metallic cover showing. Product is suited for residential outdoor living spaces and light-commercial applications, such as outdoor restaurants and hospitality recreation areas. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Cable Tray Fittings target confined area applications.

April 15, 2015

Offered in left or right configurations, T&B® Cable Tray Helix™ Fittings ease transitions between horizontal and vertical cable tray runs, especially in confined areas and near walls. Units come in aluminum, pre-galvanized steel, and stainless steel in 12 and 24 in. widths with 6 in. side rails. Available pre-assembled, fittings enable installers to secure and organize cable runs without needing to position cable tray assembly to make room for transitional fittings. Read More

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

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