Tray/Cord Fittings suit Class I Gas and Vapor environments.

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Able to terminate portable cord and tray cables in hazardous locations, T&B® Fittings Silver Grip® TCF® Series includes aluminum and 316 stainless steel models with respective hub sizes from ½-2 in. NPT and ½-1 in. NPT. Features include tapered neoprene bushing and O-ring seal impermeable to moisture and dirt. Able to be tightened by hand, without tools, fittings employ chuck grip with mechanical pullout that exceeds applicable performance requirements.



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Thomas & Betts Expands Range of T&B® Fittings With Silver Grip® TCF® Series Tray/Cord Fittings



New Range Includes Aluminum Fittings up to Two Inches, 316 Stainless Steel up to One Inch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 11, 2006 - Thomas & Betts has expanded its range of T&B® Fittings Silver Grip® TCF® Series Tray/Cord Fittings to include aluminum fittings up to two inches and 316 stainless steel fittings up to one inch. The Silver Grip TCF Series Tray/Cord Fittings offer a safe, yet economical, way to terminate portable cord and tray cables in hazardous locations. Hub sizes range from one-half inch NPT to two inches NPT in aluminum, and from one-half inch NPT to one inch NPT in 316 stainless steel. The fittings are designed for use in Class I, Gas and Vapor environments.

"The fittings are available in aluminum and stainless steel, both of which are well-suited to petrochemical applications," said Craig Yoss, senior product manager for Thomas & Betts' Industrial Products Group. "The aluminum fittings are ideal for areas where corrosion, weight and spark hazards are concerns. Their unique chuck design was developed to have the extreme pullout strength required for tray cable applications. They are particularly useful for shore applications, and OEMs have had great success with them already.

"The stainless steel fittings work well for food processing, wastewater and pharmaceutical applications."

Additional benefits include a tapered neoprene bushing and O-ring seal that are impermeable to moisture and dirt. The chuck grip provides high mechanical pullout that exceeds applicable performance requirements. The fittings also can be tightened by hand, without the use of tools.

The tray cable fittings comply with IEC requirements for Class I, Zone 2 locations and portable cord fittings comply with IEC requirements for Class I, Zone 1 locations when they are used with enclosures that contain no arcing or sparking devices. For enclosures with arcing and sparking devices, TCF® fittings must be used with a certified Class I hazardous location sealing fitting.

For more information about T&B® Fittings Silver Grip® TCF® Series Tray/Cord Fittings, 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 2004, the company reported sales of $1.5 billion.

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