Fish Tape works in difficult conduit runs.

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Zoom(TM) has braided stainless steel core and translucent polyamide resin case that allows operator to see how much tape is in case without having to pay out full tape. It is optimized for use in conduit runs with difficult cable placement characteristics, such as multiple bends, elbows, and junction boxes. Omni-directional pushing lets it handle bends and changes in plane without hanging up or deforming within conduit. Tapes are available in 50 and 100 ft lengths.



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IDEAL Industries Introduces Translucent New Zoom(TM) Fish Tape


SYCAMORE, IL, April 10, 2002 - With its braided stainless steel core and ultra hard, translucent polyamide resin case, the IDEAL Zoom(TM) Fish Tape is a radically different design. Optimized for use in conduit runs with difficult cable placement characteristics -- such as multiple bends, elbows, and junction boxes -- Zoom Fish Tape has the capability to deliver true omni-directional pushing performance, so it can handle multiple bends and changes in plane without hanging up or deforming within the conduit. IDEAL Zoom fish tapes are being offered in 50' and 100' lengths. Priced under $99 retail, the Zoom fish tape will be sold at IDEAL authorized distributors in the US and Canada.

The Zoom(TM) Clearly TuffR(TM) blue case is translucent, an amazing development that allows the operator to see how much tape is in the case without having to pay out the full tape. Some competitors put holes in their fish tape cases that allows dirt and debris to enter the case, but the translucent Zoom case provides visibility while fully encapsulating the tape for work site protection.

Extensive resin experimentation and testing was required before IDEAL achieved a suitable optical clarity and impact durability for the case. "This is the toughest case we've ever offered. It is amazing how durable it is, yet it still provides the translucency the customers demanded," said Jeff Louis, manager of the molding team, as he bounced a Clearly TuffR case off the cement floor of the factory. "We're molding this case in the IDEAL plastics operation which allows us to closely manage the resin compounding and molding specifications required to meet the product specifications."

The Zoom case features IDEAL's trademark Tuff-Grip(R) handle to provide extra durability and ease of operation. Roomy enough for use with heavy work gloves on, the Tuff-Grip is recognized as the leading fish tape case and handle in the market. Now in translucent blue, the new Clearly TuffR case builds on the great heritage of the Tuff-Grip.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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