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Brady BMP21 Plus Printer

Posted on Thursday Mar 15, 2018 | bmp21, handheld-printer, label-printer,

Brady BMP21Brady’s BMP21 Plus printer is terrific for industrial, electrical or construction application. It’s great for any size business. It’s packaged in an easy to use format. There are multiple symbols available making sure that your labels are correct and exactly what you need. These labels can be used in office buildings, construction materials, organizing tools and supplies making your life easier and more efficient. The rubber over mold is rugged so there’s no need to worry about it getting damaged. It comes with a 3/4” in. label cartridge, but is interchangeable with other label sizes. The printer recognizes the label size differences, so there’s no extra steps required when making size changes.... {Read More}


Posted on Friday Mar 09, 2018 | boxes, floor, raceway, recessed,

Rockwell Automation EDS FilesBuildings are more connected and intelligent than ever before. To support their changing and expanding requirements, Hubbell Delivery Systems bring power, data and audio-visual (AV) solutions to wherever they’re needed within your facility. Hubbell provides delivery systems for office buildings, schools, malls, sports stadiums, hospitals and airports.... {Read More}

Do you know the difference between EDS Files and Add on Profiles?

Posted on Friday Mar 02, 2018 | files, profiles, software, text,

Rockwell Automation EDS FilesAn Electronic Data Sheet (EDS) describes a small set of component characteristics so that components can talk to and be recognized on a network. An Add on Profile is used within Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 to define a specific piece of hardware and how it will react within the control system. ... {Read More}

The HMS Anybus Gateway Selector Helps You Select The Right Network Combinations

Posted on Thursday Feb 22, 2018 | ethernet-ip, gateway, networks, plc,

HMS AnybusThe HMS Anybus Gateway is a translator where you connect one communication standard on one side and another communication standard on the other. With more than 300 combinations of industrial communication standards in the marketplace, it’s often hard to know which ones to choose. Do you know how to pick the correct HMS Anybus Gateway for your connectivity needs? HMS has an Anybus Gateway Selector available for you to select the two network interfaces you plan to use. If you want to connect a serial device to a network, simply select your subnetwork interface first (ex. ASCII/Vendor Specific (Serial)). Then select the industrial network you want to connect to (ex. Profibus Slave). This will give you the correct gateway for this combination of interfaces. In this example, your solution would be an Anybus Communicator which will act as a slave on the Profibus network. It will translate information to and from the serial device.... {Read More}

Want to Know how Hammond Sentinel G Distribution Transformers can Save you Time and Money?

Posted on Thursday Feb 15, 2018 | distribution-transformers, doe, transformers,

Hammond Sentinel G Distribution TransformersWhen looking for a distribution transformer would you like to be able to buy one that has more pre-installed standard features and can save you time and money in labor costs and extra parts? Of course you do. Hammond’s Sentinel® G distribution transformers do just that. They also meet the new DOE efficiency standards that went into effect on January 1 of this year. If you have an application that requires a transformer that is rated for 600 volts and below the HPS Sentinel® G general purpose distribution transformer is perfect for you to use when supplying appliance, lighting, heating, motorized machine and power loads from electrical distribution systems.... {Read More}

Stop Wasting Time Drilling Your Own Holes in Enclosures

Posted on Friday Feb 09, 2018 | enclosures, mod-center, modifications,

McNaughton-McKay SteinhauerMcNaughton-McKay is a certified distributor for Hoffman’s Steinhauer Modification Center. We have Steinhauer machines in our facilities with expert operators ready to make the modifications of your enclosure easier. With the Steinhauer machine available, you can stop wasting time performing holes and cutouts manually.... {Read More}

Greenlee’s Workhorse is an All-in-One Threading and Bending Workstation

Posted on Friday Feb 02, 2018 | bender, conduit, threading,

Greenlee WorkhorseThe Workhorse™ from Greenlee is an all-in-one bending and threading station. Mobility is no longer a problem because the station features fork lift pockets on two sides that make it easy to move and place wherever you need it. The Greenlee 854DX and 855GX benders can be securely mounted using brackets providing a safe bending environment. ... {Read More}

Mersen’s Medium Voltage Controllable Fuse (MVCF) System Mitigates Arc-Flash Hazard for Medium Voltage Transformers

Posted on Friday Jan 26, 2018 | arc-flash, fuses, medium-voltage,

Mersen’s MVCF System is intended to decrease Arc-Flash incidents when a medium voltage transformer is in use. This is the first fuse to provide normal short-circuit and overload protection that can also open on command. The A155CNF series works just like a regular medium voltage fuse under short circuit and overload situations. ... {Read More}

Learn How to Use Rockwell Automation’s Product Compatibility Download Center

Posted on Thursday Jan 18, 2018 | driver-updates, firmware, software,

Rockwell Automation Product Compatibility Download CenterThere are two ways to access Rockwell Automation's Product Compatibility Download Center (PCDC). You can type the hyperlink into your web browser and navigate to the Downloads menu or the Compatibility and Downloads button on the page. ... {Read More}

Lithonia’s Quantum® LED Exit Light Features High-Output Remote Capacity

Posted on Friday Jan 12, 2018 | exit, high-ouput, led, lighting,

Lithonia SignageIn the case of a fire, exit signs can save lives. The Lithonia LHQM Quantum LED Exit with high-output remote capacity is suitable to be installed above doors and tight locations. The high-output with remote lamps are perfect for emergency egress lighting. This LED Exit combination light provides lower operating cost resulting from the current-limiting charger which maximizes battery life and minimizes energy consumptions.... {Read More}

Cloud Based Monitoring with Dialight’s LED High Bay Fixtures

Posted on Friday Jan 05, 2018 | cloud-based, high-bay, led, lighting,

Dialight Vigilant LEDDialight is a leader in smart controls that give you the power to manage and control your facility lighting. Their new CE compliant and UL-certified Vigilant LED High Bay fixture has integrated controls and cloud based monitoring. These fixtures are ideal for industrial applications that include manufacturing, material handling and a host of other demanding applications. The new Vigilant features 125 lumens/watt with cloud based smart controlled LED lighting systems. ... {Read More}

Thomas & Betts' Ty-Duct Makes Wire Management Easy

Posted on Friday Dec 29, 2017 | pvc, wire-management, wiring,

Thomas and Betts Ty-DuctHave you ever opened a control panel and found yourself asking where’s the wiring? Thanks to products like Thomas & Betts Ty-duct it’s hidden. With the complexity of control panels, ty-duct offers multiple application specific materials and colors. It’s available in rigid PVC or halogen-free for use in applications with higher temperatures. ... {Read More}

Fluke’s T6-1000 Electrical Tester Improves Safety by Measuring Voltage Without Making Electrical Contact

Posted on Friday Dec 22, 2017 | ac, electrical, tester, voltage,

Fluke T6The Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester has the ability to completely change how you work. For the first time ever, you can measure AC voltage without test leads. The T6 creates a reference electrical signal which is carried to earth ground through capacitive coupling. This provides for a safer work environment. It also saves time because you don’t have to stop and open covers or remove wire nuts. Voltage and current levels are displayed at the same time making you more efficient which leads to saving time and money.... {Read More}


Posted on Friday Dec 15, 2017 | arc, faults, flash, ground, grounding, high, resistance,

Post Glover HRGHigh Resistance Grounding (HRG) systems are popular in process applications because you can safely continue operation during a single line-ground fault and limit intensification of the fault into a multi-phase problem. When system reliability and safety are a major concern, experts commend using high resistance grounding for transformers and generators. When you limit ground fault current to less than 10 amps, processes can continue and arc-flash hazards from the phase to ground fault are avoided.... {Read More}

FactoryTalk Activation Manager Helps You Activate and Manage Your Software

Posted on Friday Dec 08, 2017 | activation, downloads, software,

Rockwell Automoation FactoryTalkFactoryTalk Activation Manager allows products to be activated via files created by Rockwell Automation over the Internet. It provides a secure, software-based system for activating and managing Rockwell Automation software products and activation files. You know longer need physical media to initiate activation, which saves you time because software can now be delivered, distributed, stored, backed-up and moved electronically.... {Read More}