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  • Bringing the Switch into the Digital Age

    Really, could any electrical device be simpler than a switch? It performs the most basic of functions, sending a simple on/off message to the equipment it controls. However, like just about every other component in our increasingly sophisticated electrical systems, switches, push buttons and other seemingly simple input devices now are becoming both smart and wireless.

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  • Human, Meet Machine

    As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to expand, with sensors offering remote views into areas of process operations never before available, system operators are having to make sense of a volume of data that’s increasing at exponential rates. This evolution is bringing new attention to the design of human machine interfaces (HMIs), which provide a window into just how well systems are running.

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  • Utilization of Proper Technologies Key to Ensuring Electrical Safety

    Adequate training, protection from exposure, and disciplined use of ground fault circuit interrupters integral to keeping workers safe.

    Thanks to major safety improvements, the number of fatal electrical injuries in the workplace has steadily decreased over the past 20 years, from 334 in 1992 to 139 in 2013.

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  • Smart Building Lighting Strategies Save Money

    For decades, lighting control in commercial spaces amounted to either on or off. Easy, simple, but not very effective when it came to workplace productivity in offices, boardrooms, and classrooms.

    Lighting control eventually evolved in the form of light sensors, motion sensors and electro-mechanical timers. It was better, as it helped cut lighting energy costs by automatically turning off lights when not needed. Even so, the technology was still limited to either on or off.

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  • Smart Lighting Control for Today's Connected Home

    As a contractor, you have the ability to offer residential customers the same dimming strategies and lighting control available in commercial settings.

    By offering smart lighting control, you can provide homeowners with the added benefits of convenience and peace of mind, and smart lighting adds to the value of the home when putting it on the market.

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  • Liquid-Tight Conduit for Splash Areas

    AFC Cable Systems, a division of Atkore International, offers new liquid-tight conduits for commercial and industrial lighting cable installation.

    The company’s new “Liquid-Tuff” product is designed specifically for splash zones. Splash zones are areas that require regular washing, bleaching and disinfecting to prevent contamination and other hazards.

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