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  • Wiring Device Innovation – Motor Control

    I've been installing and troubleshooting motors for over 30 years. The majority have been three-phase motors. They've range in size from fractional horsepower motors to those up to 350 horsepower.

    Through the years, I've watched the evolution of motor control devices, particularly disconnects and manual motor controllers.

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  • Wiring Device Innovations – Installation and More

    Innovations in wiring devices have simplified installation without compromising device integrity. Other modernizations have brought wiring devices into the 21st century.

    Device assemblies allow electricians to install multiple devices as a unit, eliminating the need for field assembly.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Adjustable-Depth Recessed Floor Box

    Citing the need for recessed floor box adjustability as concrete floors are poured and/or flooring is laid atop concrete, Hubbell now offers a new fully adjustable 4-inch round recessed floor box that provides an extra half-inch of post-pour height adjustment. The new box is part of the company’s SystemOne Delivery System product line.

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  • Keeping Wiring Connections Liquidtight

    Electrical connections are vulnerable places for wiring. The transitions between conduit and equipment boxes need to address whatever risks the surrounding environment presents – including water, oil and corrosive chemicals – to maintain the integrity of internal wiring connections and reduce the possibility of short circuits and other electrical hazards. Liquidtight connectors address these challenges, in materials to suit any application’s needs.

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  • Electrical Contractors Finish Hollywood Park Casino On Time, Under Budget, with Orbit Industries’ Recessed Light Adapter Plates

    Inglewood, CA - The 11-acre Hollywood Park Casino re-opened its doors to an expectant community in October 2016. The multi-million dollar renovation project expanded on the existing card club. It also added a brand new retail center and a 300-room 4-star hotel. It is the first of many developments surrounding the future $1.86 billion Los Angeles Rams stadium.

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  • Choosing PPE: Safety is More Than Skin Deep

    Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is a standard requirement in a number of industries – so much so, that it could become easy to overlook just how important this equipment can be in staying safe in dangerous working environments. From boots to helmets, and everything in between, each piece of PPE is designed to meet specific hazards and needs to be selected accordingly. And, as the case of hard hats proves, understanding safety labels is critical to ensuring you’ve chosen the right product.

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