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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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  • Eaton XT Series IEC Motor Controls Ease Installation, Amp Up Usability

    Eaton’s XT IEC Motor and Power Control Series offers faster and easier installation along with increased functionality and improvements in usability for contractors.

    The XT series offers non-reversing and reversing contactors and starters as well as overload relays and accessories.

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  • Atkore Rolls Out Five New Raceway Products

    Atkore International announced five new product offerings in the raceway space earlier this summer.

    The company’s Konkore Fittings division introduced a new Universal Super Connector and Universal 5-Piece Coupling. The Universal Super Connector is used to connect GRC/IMC/EMT pipe to boxes or conduit bodies, while Konkore’s Universal 5-Piece Coupling connects two threaded or unthreaded GRC/IMC/EMT pipes.

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  • Edwards Signaling 58 Series Hazardous Location Beacons

    Often the locations most in need of both audible and visible warning lights and signals is also a noisy, not always perfectly lit space — for instance at mining, construction and demolition sites, not to mention offshore oil rights and petrochemical plants.

    Edwards Signalings’ 58 Series AdaptaBeacon rotating beacon is meant exactly for such locations.

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  • How Smart Sensors Are Revolutionizing Building Management

    When most people hear the term “Big Data,” they think of the IBM Watson supercomputer crunching billions of numbers in a lonely data center. But Big Data comes in small, distributed packages, too.

    For example, smart sensors installed in lighting luminaires make it possible to gather and analyze vast amounts of information to help make building management less costly and more efficient.

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  • LED Technology Gives Contractors Flexible Entry Points

    Think of LED lighting as the “gradual” revolution. Electrical contractors don’t have to go all-in overnight. They can enter the LED world in an unhurried way, based largely on available rebates and what their customers have in mind.

    Contractors can start one lamp at a time if they choose, replacing a fluorescent lamp with a T8 LED lamp.

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