Floor Module accommodates power and data devices.

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Suited for raised-floor applications, Steel City® AFM-4R Round Access Floor Module fits in same size hole used for standard air-handling devices. It features stamped steel construction, 3 compartments with removable voltage dividers, and black polycarbonate cover with 2 access lids for cable entry. Designed to fit holes from 8¼ to 8¾ in. dia, module is secured by 2 thumbscrews. Minimum raised-floor depth of 6½ in. is required.



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Thomas & Betts Adds Round Access Floor Module to Steel City® Line



Floor Module Fits Same Size Hole as Standard Air Diffusers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - May 25, 2006 - In response to the demand for a more aesthetic installation of power and communications outlets in raised floor applications, Thomas & Betts added the AFM-4R Round Access Floor Module to its Steel City® line. The floor module's unique shape and size enable it to fit in the same size hole used for standard air-handling devices. With three compartments to accommodate power and data devices, the AFM-4R is an ideal solution for raised-floor applications.

"Typical Access Floor Modules are square or rectangular", said Dan Michaelis, product manager for Thomas & Betts, Construction Products Group. "Cutting openings for these devices in raised floor tiles is difficult and time-consuming; then, additional custom tiles are required to accommodate air-handling devices. The AFM-4R greatly simplifies this process by fitting into the same size round hole as standard air diffusers, and round holes are faster and easier to cut. The overall aesthetics of the final installation also are improved by creating a more uniform look among the floor-mounted devices."

The AFM-4R Round Access Floor Module accommodates both power and communications outlets in a single location. The box features stamped steel construction and three compartments with removable voltage dividers. Additional features include a durable black polycarbonate cover with two access lids for cable entry. Access lids lock in the open position to protect cables.

The AFM-4R Round Access Floor Module fits holes from 8 1/4 to 8 3/4 inches in diameter. Two thumbscrews secure it firmly in place, but allow easy removal for reconfiguration of office spaces. A minimum raised-floor depth of 6 1/2 inches is required.

The outside compartment's capacity is 21 cubic inches with a 3/4-inch knockout on the side, a 1/2-inch knockout on each end and 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch knockouts on the bottom. The center compartment's capacity is 40 cubic inches with a 1 1/4-inch knockout on each end and two removable access plates with 3/4-inch knockouts. An optional power tunnel links outside power compartments to feed both compartments with a single conduit, while allowing for communications wiring in the center.

For more information about the Steel City® AFM-4R Round Access Floor Module, visit www.tnb.com or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809.

Corporate Overview
Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical connectors and components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating units and highly engineered steel structures used, among other things, for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide. In 2005, the company reported sales of $1.7 billion.

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