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Adding Corrosion Protection to Liquidtight Fittings with PVC Coatings

Calbond

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.
Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

NetPricer

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.
New Battery Operated Hand Held Cable Cutters Saves Body Strain

BURNDY® LLC

New Battery Operated Hand Held Cable Cutters Saves Body Strain

The days of locating onsite generation or an electrical outlet in order to cut cable appear to be waning.

Similarly, contractors and electricians who need to cut cable can now do so with far less strain on their arms or backs, thanks to new lines of battery-operated hand held cable cutters such as those now being offered by BURNDY.
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Expanded Line of Crimpers and Cutters

ILSCO

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.
Picking the Right Occupancy Sensor for Any Application

Hubbell Lighting

Picking the Right Occupancy Sensor for Any Application

Most of us who work in commercial or institutional spaces rarely think about lighting, and that’s a problem for any facility’s energy bills. Occupancy/vacancy sensors can help by becoming a lighting system’s brains – these devices think about lighting, so we don’t have to. Selecting the right kind of sensor for each location is important, though, because not every sensor “sees” in the same way.
Conduit Comparisons… and a Surprising Fact

Patriot Industries

Conduit Comparisons… and a Surprising Fact

There are several types of conduit. Of course, you know that. But in this article, we're only going to discuss metallic conduits. PVC conduit may be a topic for another day. Because of their somewhat fragile composition — particularly in commercial and industrial settings — they don't fit in with this article.

Of course, the main two families of conduit, if conduits had families, are steel and aluminum.
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