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  • Adding Corrosion Protection to Liquidtight Fittings with PVC Coatings

    Steel fittings in a variety of formulations have been liquidtight raceway products of choice since the early days of electrical distribution. When these products have been galvanized, a thin zinc coating offers corrosion resistance for use in many outdoor and exterior applications where non-galvanized steel might otherwise rust through. But electrical wiring requires extra protection in more significantly corrosive environments. So, contractors need to consider materials that offer more advanced protection in settings where chemicals, salt spray and other damaging substances are common.

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  • See, Think, and Do – Automation Controls

    Seems like something right out of popular science fiction movies. But in reality, automation controls are starting to play more of an active role rather than being a silent partner.

    We are quite familiar with automation controls that guide processes. More like a logic flow, when a product reached point B, it was time to start a new process that moved it to point C.

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  • Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

    With an average age of 58, according to 2018 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) figures, electrical contractors might not fall into the “early adopters” category, when it comes to technology use. However, electrical pros are increasingly seeing the value in the range of construction software and other productivity tools now available as mobile device apps.

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  • Optimizing Factory Performance with Automation Controls

    I've been around long enough to watch the transition from procedures that were completely done by hand to some pretty awesome automated processes. Many tasks that were manually accomplished were repetitive. And that meant that workers were subject to injuries caused by RMDs, also called repetitive motion disorders.

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  • Eliminate the Guesswork and Frustration of Pairing the Right Dimmer to the Lighting Load, Ensuring Job Readiness and Saving Time

    The new Maestro C·L PRO dimmer offers superior dimming performance of LEDs, low-voltage, incandescent, and halogen lighting, reducing the likelihood that you’ll arrive to the jobsite with a dimmer that’s unsuitable for the project. An optional neutral connection makes the Maestro C·L PRO dimmer an ideal solution for most jobs.

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  • Expanded Line of Crimpers and Cutters

    ILSCO’s TaskMaster continues to add to its popular battery-powered crimpers and cut-ters hand tools line.

    The company recently debuted its TB-CUT26ACSR-IS, an ACRS cutter featuring a 350° rotatable scissor head design with heavy duty blades that cuts up to 3/8” EHS Guy Wire and 556 ACSR.  Blade inserts make for easy field replacement.  A DataTrack / USB interface captures output performance and data. The tool is backed by a 5-year TaskMaster Pro warranty.

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