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  • Lean into Safety When Bending Conduit by Hand

    Bending conduit is a regular task for many electrical contractors, and hand-operated manual conduit benders are often the tool of choice for this chore. The tools are portable, don’t require an electrical connection and the latest products often incorporate features that improve both ease of use and bend-angle accuracy. However, given the mechanical force required to operate a manual bender, contractors need to take care in how they use the devices to protect against possible injuries.

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  • Secure Wire Connections For Many Environments

    IDEAL Electrical offers a full range of wire connectors that offer fast, secure wire connections in a wide range of environments, including harsh underground conditions and aluminum-to-copper connections.

    The company’s Twister PRO, for instance, is a red/yellow wire connector that features a patented overmolding to provide improved leverage and more torque, as well as better grip and more leverage for faster connections.

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  • IDEAL Sponsors Electrician’s National Championship

    It may not get the publicity of the Super Bowl or an NCAA Final Four, but every December  IDEAL Electrical brings together some of the nation’s finest electricians to compete in its own National Championship Weekend competition in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Cable Guide Selection Is Critical to Data Center Future-Proofing

    Here’s a statistic to ponder: in 2017, tech leader Dell noted that, 20-plus years into the internet age, 90% of the world’s data and digital footprint had been created in just the previous two years. The reason behind that stunning growth – which has only accelerated – is the enormous demand for remote computing. Today, internet-connected manufacturing lines, streetlights, thermostats and refrigerators all are pumping data to third-party servers in increasing numbers, boosting requirements for flexibility and scalability in data center design.

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  • Today’s Raceway Brings Adaptability to Conference Room Wiring

    Today’s conference rooms have evolved from static meeting places to multi-purpose workspaces. With commercial office rental rates steadily climbing over in many regions. Companies can no longer afford to dedicated meeting rooms that remain empty most of the time. So, everything from systems furniture to wiring needs to be easy to move and reconfigure.

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  • IDEA Connector: New Name, but Same Great Data

    For the last 20 years, behind the scenes, the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has been working to develop and improve the way electrical contractors and distributors find the electrical product and pricing information they need for bidding and other purposes. Long called the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), the product database IDEA manages, was recently rechristened IDEA Connector, in a move IDEA says more clearly communicates the database’s intent.

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