Electrical Safety Drilling Bag
The Dirt Bag is designed to eliminate unwanted metal shavings from spreading throughout a panel. The bag uses powerful magnets to attach to metal surfaces and to collect the shavings in the bottom of the bag as a hole is being drilled. The bag is non-conductive and has an anti-static liner. It’s not to be used on live panels.
In addition to a full line of UV-rated black, clear, direct burial and submersible connectors, the Unitap Insulated Multi-Tap connector family now contains a full offering of connectors that are UL listed to the UL Wire Connector Standard UL486A-486B and CSA Certified for use with flexible (fine stranded) Conductor. A “disc-pad” screw has been incorporated to prevent damage to the fine strands as the conductor is compressed during installation eliminating the need for wire ferrules.
These enhanced connectors also contain improved conductor port and screw port caps. The color-coordinated caps make it easy to identify the maximum conductor size accommodated by the connector. Conductor port caps display the wire range and classes of conductor accepted. Screw port caps show the installation torque information for quick-and-easy reference during installation.
By preventing power from going to the socket, Brady’s new IEC Electrical Plug Lockout is designed to prevent tampering with office equipment, computers, peripheral equipment, power supplies and any equipment that utilizes a standard C13 three-prong electrical power outlet.
“For enhanced electrical safety in your workplace, Brady’s new IEC Plug Lockout is an easy-to-use lockout device,” says Tom Campbell, global product manager, Lockout Tagout for Brady. “It combines reliability, a compact, portable size and simple, plug-and-twist installation to effectively lock out sockets. Brady’s plug lockout can serve to either prevent unauthorized access for security purposes or as an energy isolation point lockout device to keep employees safe from electrical energy during maintenance.”
Bridgeport Fitting’s AMC50-QI EZ-Lock connector makes fast, secure connections employing a double-snap type AMC connector. Your customers simply snap the connector onto the cable, squeeze the lever and set into the knockout. The lever action also allows for easy, quick removal. No tools are required with the AMC50-QI connector and Bridgeport says this connector takes only half the time to install compared with traditional AMC-style connectors. To view a demonstration of the AMC50-QI E-Z Lock system, click here.
Encore Wire introduces MC Barrel Packs to its line of cost- and labor-savings packaging. The patent-pending MC Barrel Packs require no extra tools and serve as an instant payoff system. Using a proprietary packaging technique, Encore Wire says its MC Barrel Packs allow longer cable lengths than competitors’ offerings while using smaller containers, meaning no reels to dispose of and minimal scrap. MC Barrel Packs are easily maneuvered using any standard dolly and provide a 360-degree radius pay out, increasing productivity and decreasing labor cost. In addition, there are no tangles when pulling from any angle. MC Barrel Packs are available in standard 120V/280Y and 277V/480Y color codes.
The SureTest Branch Circuit Analyzer from Ideal Electrical is a handheld tester compatible with the latest generation of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI). Home inspectors, residential electricians and homeowners can certify the safe operation of AFCI breakers with the SureTest, confirming that the AFCI will detect and mitigate the effects of low level arcing before that arcing can become a source of ignition.
Arlington’s round, non-metallic IN/OUT BOX, for fan and fixture installations, comes pre-set for a 1/2" ceiling but adjusts up to 1-1/2" to accommodate varying ceiling thicknesses, such as single or double drywall. The FBA426 mounts securely to a joist in new construction and complies with the NEC for set back boxes. It allows for box depth adjustment after the ceiling is in place; is UL/CSA-listed and listed by UL for fans up to 70 lbs and fixtures up to 100 lbs. It has a two-hour fire rating.
Wire Management Solutions
ILSCO’s wire management solutions include ILSCON terminals, Cool Seal splices, crimp tools, wire markers, cable ties and mounts. It has added new wire markers, including slide/snap-on, adhesive pre-printed white vinyl labels, as well as cassettes and kits that can be ordered complete. Cable ties and mounts are industry standard and available in a number of different lengths, tensile strengths, and colors.
Cool Seal is an ILSCO exclusive containing a patented anaerobic sealing gel that works on the premise of oxygen deprivation. As the wires penetrate the gel and enter the splice, air is forced out of the cavity initiating a chemical reaction. By crimping each end, additional oxygen is removed from the area which allows the gel to seal around the splice creating a solid and airtight connection. No heat source is required, and creates a UL Listed connection with a wire range from 10–22.
The POWR-SPEED line of fuses uses a special bridge design, quenching material and element designs to provide fast, extreme current limitation. Manufacturing systems today use power semiconductor devices to control drives and optimize power utilization. These semiconductor components are sensitive to damage from overcurrent and therefore require protection with very fast-acting high-speed fuses. Without overcurrent protection, important power systems such as VFD controls, soft starters, AC drives, DC drives and power converters would be at risk for failure and downtime. The POWR-SPEED fuse is designed to dramatically reduce peak let-through current and let-through energy (I2t) to maximize protection of semiconductor devices. It accomplishes this with a number of design features, including Arc-Barrier technology, a specially-designed polymer material for limiting and quenching arcs.
Tool Bag Offers Tech Storage Pocket
Milwaukee Tool’s new Jobsite Tech Bag provides a secure place to store and transport tools as well as technology while on the jobsite. Constructed of 1680D Ballistic Material and heavy-duty zippers for maximum durability, the bag features a protected tech storage pocket, as well as an integrated rain fly that wraps around and covers the laptop pocket to help protect contents from water damage. A fold-down front compartment reveals 53 pockets for easy storage of additional tools and equipment.