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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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  • New Multizone Luminary Cable Combines Three Into One

    Atkore International’s AFC Cable Systems has debuted a new three-in-one multizone luminary cable called the MC Luminary MultiZone that carries all power and control conductors under one sheath, allowing contractors to replace three traditional luminary cables or three power and three control cables with a single strand.

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  • Datacom: Feed-through Connectors and Crimp Tools

    Installing cabling for data connectivity means dealing with evolving technologies. In commercial and industrial installations, that normally means running and terminating Cat5e and Cat6 cabling.

    When installing patch panels and working in Datacom rooms, it appears the maze of cabling gets ever more complex.

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  • With Track Lighting, It’s All About the Accessories

    Few lighting-fixture styles offer as much flexibility as track lighting – once the track, itself, is installed, fixture heads can be clicked into place wherever they’re needed – and repositioned just as easily as room configurations change. And, as room styles change, the heads themselves can be replaced with newer models, giving designers and owners options recessed luminaires can never offer.

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  • Datacom: Tools and Meters

    What do rubies, sapphires, and carbide have to do with each other? All are types of scoring blades for fiber optic conductors, that's what. If you've done any fiber work, you know how delicate the cables can be.

    That's why special tools have been developed just for installing fiber optic circuits. Fiber is a highly efficient way of carrying massive amounts of data in both commercial and now residential installations.

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  • IDEA’s IDW Data for Contractors Enters Year Three

    The IDEA (Industry Data Exchange Association) Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) is now entering its third year of successful use by contractors worldwide to streamline parts ordering and produce accurate and timely estimates.

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