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  • Hanging Tough with Vertical Cable Supports

    Cable supports make the difference between being connected or disconnected in longer vertical raceways

    When constructing the Empire State Building in 1930, engineers found that the heavy non-armored electrical cable installed in vertical raceways or risers imposed excessive strain on terminations, panels or other connected devices.

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  • New Electronic Timers Give Consumers – And Contractors – What They Want

    Electronic timer technology has changed the way homeowners interact with timer-enabled switches. Now consumers have the option of intuitive controls and settings that can be changed remotely, using smartphone apps. However, contractors are becoming more involved in the initial setup of these devices, which is a switch from what some installers may be used to. Fortunately, the latest generation of timers is making that process easier, as well, improving the experience for both contractors and their customers.

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  • Snake Tray Offers Modular, Snap-in-Place Electrical Busway

    In order to make cable runs quicker and more efficient to install — as well as allow for easily implemented re-distribution of under floor power over time — Snake Tray offers its modular, snap-in-place underfloor electrical busway, the Snake Bus.

    “We’ve created a longitudinal power distribution system with a modularity that allows a very rapid construction cycle,” said Roger Jette, founder, owner and president of Snake Tray. “The spin off from that is infinite moving and changeability; there’s nothing else like it.”

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  • Snake Tray Offers New Busway Components, Embraces Solar Power

    Snake Tray, a company that provides cable management, power distribution, boxes and enclosures for electrical busway, has launched three new products in the past year.

    First, the company’s Snake Connect is its newest power distribution system for access floors. Snake Connect provides a complete line of 30A modular wiring devices for raised floor applications.

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  • Cable Trays Versus Conduit

    Conduit is still the most popular choice for many electrical installations. In industrial applications, conduit gives more choices for the many and various environments found in industrial setting.

    For example, food and beverage processing facilities will have harsh environments that can damage conductors easily. Some are caused by the process itself, while other conductor hazards come from the sanitation chemicals and processes used to ensure food and beverage safety.

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  • Cable Trays – Types, Construction, and Uses

    The use of cable trays is fairly widespread in countries outside the US. However, cable trays are gaining ground here as well. The offset of installation costs to the often more expensive approve cable is one reason. The ease with which reconfiguration of machinery and equipment is another.

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