Browns Wire Guards (BWG) is launching a new tool electricians can use to dispense wires from spools without tangling or spool jumping, while reducing labor cost. The stainless steel wire guides are made in the United States and sold in three standard sizes that fit most wire spools and all wire carts and racks. The product was developed by Edward Brown, a California electrician who encountered wire reel issues and the field and wanted to develop a solution to help others in the trade.
Browns Wire Guards
LED Light Bar
The DUO AC Line Voltage LED Light Bar offers a contractor-friendly task lighting solution that installs easily and directly mounts to surfaces, including cabinets, shelves and other display and utilitarian spaces. With just a one-inch profile, the Light Bar features multiple knockouts for ease of wiring. The luminaire is available in five sizes, ranging from the 8-inch 6W model delivering 330 lumens to the 30-inch model using 17.5W and deploying 1095 lumens.
Milwaukee Heat Gun
The new Milwaukee Tool M18 Compact Heat Gun is being promoted as the first 18V tool of its kind. Reaching operational temperature 30% faster than corded, the Heat Gun is designed to heat connections quickly anywhere, anytime. When equipped with an M18 RedLithium XC5.0 Battery Pack, the tool delivers more than 40 heat shrink connections on one charge, easily getting many users through a full day of work.
“Heat guns are frequently used by a wide variety of our core user groups alongside other Milwaukee cordless solutions for many critical installation processes. Current solutions are corded, large, clunky and not optimized for the places where users need to work which vastly impacts user productivity,” said Brian Alves, senior product manager for Milwaukee Tool.
PVC-Coated Explosion-Proof Fittings
PVC-coated hazardous location fittings carrying the UL 1203 listing are available immediately through Plasti-Bond and include conduit unions, outlet boxes, EC series flexible couplings and sealing fittings. Unions allow for better transitions within hazardous locations and are used in order to connect conduit in areas where the conduit cannot be turned.
Remote Racking and Switching Solutions
CBS ArcSafe, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, recently introduced its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Sylvania/Zinsco QSF series of 100–600 A panelboard switches (PBSs). The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-103 allows technicians to remotely close or trip a Sylvania/Zinsco PBS from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.
Architectural-Grade Lighting Fixtures
Litecontrol is launching a new portfolio of architectural-grade products as part of its reinvigoration of the “SAE” (Simple. Affordable. Efficient.) Program. The SAE Program addresses a market gap for competitively priced luminaires in the linear, perimeter and recessed categories without any compromise on aesthetics and performance. Four new products, the SAE101, SAE102, SAE201 and SAE202, will feature Litecontrol’s Variable Intensity (“Vi”) Technology, which empowers specifiers to match output or power, in 50 lumen increments, to meet precise needs, be it indirect or direct output. Vi Technology also provides verifiable wattage, which is critical for specifiers who need to meet performance criteria by application.
Siemens has expanded its drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, designed for use with the Sinamics S120 drive system. Sinamics S120 drives and Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors are an integral component of Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), which reduces engineering time and costs. With its highly integrated functionality and scalable number of axes, the S120 drives are suitable for use in a number of demanding motion control applications such as printing and packaging machines, storage and retrieval machines, material handling conveyor systems and dosing pumps.
Electrical Products for Exposed Locations
Built with an electrician’s point of view, Bridgeport’s exposed locations solutions hold up to moisture, resist sunlight and corrosion, while demonstrating to contractors’ customers they take pride in their work. These UL-listed products include solutions for GEC and raceway grounding and bonding; below grade grounding protection; liquid tight transition to aluminum EMT; PV generator junction boxes; roof-top, liquid tight transition to rigid IMC; jacketed MC cable connection and support; solar system grounding and bonding; and outdoor push EMT applications.
HellermannTyton announces a space-saving modification to its line of HelaCon Plus push-in wire connectors, now called HelaCon Plus Mini. These connectors speed the process of connecting electrical wires, which has traditionally been managed with twist-on wire connectors. The smaller footprint will be especially appreciated in the typically tight spaces associated with electrical enclosures. The Minis accommodate a wide range of wire gauges, from 12-22 AWG solid copper wire and 14-22 AWG stranded wire.
Wire Management Clips for Solar Industry
The ACC-FPV180 wire management clips are made of corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, which makes them a durable, long-lasting and reliable solution for all environments. The ACC-FPV180 is designed for easy installation. The ACC-FPV180 accommodates one to two PV cables up to 8mm in diameter. The rolled edges are designed to help protect cable insulation from damage. ACC-FPV180 clips are the perfect solution for keeping the PV installation neat, clean and free from ground faults.