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  • A Brighter “Welcome Back” to Campus Thanks to Lutron Lighting Control

    Students arriving at college campuses across the country this year will be welcomed back to classrooms with Lutron’s new Vive Wireless lighting control solutions, offering greater flexibility and control over lighting while simultaneously helping to shave energy costs and reduce facilities and maintenance expenditures.

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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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  • 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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  • Eaton Expands Variable Frequency Drive Line

    Eaton has expanded its PowerXL Series DG1 variable frequency drives to include a new Frame 6 option. Aimed at the global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, the new Frame 6 drive option increases available power from 150 to 250 horsepower, adding agility, reliability and safety while reducing energy consumption to help customers reduce energy costs.

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  • Sharp, Safe, Efficient, and Easy-to-Use Cutting Tools Are Critical on the Job

    In the past year, Klein Tools has introduce several new cutting tool products and advancements.

    First, the company announced an electrician’s pocket knife with three everyday tools in one regular-sized handle. The company’s new knife includes a full-size fine edge drop-point 440A stainless steel blade, a versatile #2 Phillips-head screwdriver that folds into the handle and three wire-stripping notches on the back of the blade.

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  • Being Selective When Talking About Coordination

    Ensuring a minor branch-circuit electrical fault doesn’t travel any farther upstream is a goal of any electrical designer’s plans. However, in some settings, isolating such problems is especially critical. This is why the National Electrical Code (NEC) has paid a great deal of attention to the specification of appropriate fuses and/or circuit breakers to achieve “selective coordination” over the years.

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