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Grounding Kits Help Contractors Manage Cable Tray Project Details

BURNDY® LLC

Grounding Kits Help Contractors Manage Cable Tray Project Details

Any weekend DIY warrior knows the importance – and challenge – of being properly prepared for a Saturday fix-it project. Of course, this means having all the right tools at hand, along with a high-level plan of approach. But it can also mean keeping track of easier-to-forget, detailed requirements. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s realized a need for a replacement faucet washer in a different size, just as said faucet is in pieces in front of me.
ABB’s Ubiquitous Ty-Rap Cable Tie Turns 60

ABB Installation Products Inc.

ABB’s Ubiquitous Ty-Rap Cable Tie Turns 60

Sometimes it’s the little things that both matter the most and last the longest.

Take, for instance, the ubiquitous Ty-Rap cable tie, invented in 1958 by an engineer at Thomas & Betts, now ABB Installation Products, to bundle cables in airplanes. Any contractor who has opened a control panel has either used one or cut and removed one — or most likely done both, many times over.
Hanging Tough with Vertical Cable Supports

Appleton Grp LLC

Hanging Tough with Vertical Cable Supports

Cable supports make the difference between being connected or disconnected in longer vertical raceways

When constructing the Empire State Building in 1930, engineers found that the heavy non-armored electrical cable installed in vertical raceways or risers imposed excessive strain on terminations, panels or other connected devices.
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New Electronic Timers Give Consumers – And Contractors – What They Want

Intermatic, Inc.

New Electronic Timers Give Consumers – And Contractors – What They Want

Electronic timer technology has changed the way homeowners interact with timer-enabled switches. Now consumers have the option of intuitive controls and settings that can be changed remotely, using smartphone apps. However, contractors are becoming more involved in the initial setup of these devices, which is a switch from what some installers may be used to. Fortunately, the latest generation of timers is making that process easier, as well, improving the experience for both contractors and their customers.
Philips Lighting Offers Array of New LED Products

Philips Lighting Co.

Philips Lighting Offers Array of New LED Products

Earlier this year at the Light + Building 2018 trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Philips Lighting announced a string of new initiatives aimed at the transition to more LED lamps as well as the inclusion of LEDs into the “Internet of Things” (IoT) in homes and buildings worldwide.

First the company announced IoT platform called Interact, designed to handle data collected from connected light points, sensors, devices and systems.
Cable Trays – Types, Construction, and Uses

AFC Cable Systems / Atkore International

Cable Trays – Types, Construction, and Uses

The use of cable trays is fairly widespread in countries outside the US. However, cable trays are gaining ground here as well. The offset of installation costs to the often more expensive approve cable is one reason. The ease with which reconfiguration of machinery and equipment is another.
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