Electrical & Lighting
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS), the leading manufacturer of dry-type electrical transformers in North America, has launched a new Web site to exhibit its expanded product offering. Serving a wide range of markets including oil and gas, wind and solar power generation, utilities, mining, steel, waste and water treatment, power conditioning and motor control, HPS' expanded product offering can be viewed at www.hammondpowersolutions.com. The new Web site provides catalogs, product literature, datasheets, installation manuals, training guides, access to the HPS E-Quotes system and more. HPS products are ideal for commercial, industrial, manufacturing or production process applications, regardless of the environmental conditions. From standard offerings rated 50 VA to special products rated 36 MVA, HPS offers the broadest range of dry-type magnetic products in the industry. HPS has more than one million transformer designs in its engineering database, including autotransformers, buck-boost, control, drive isolation, encapsulated, energy-efficient, general purpose, medium voltage, low voltage lighting, reactors, motor starting and power transformers. In addition, HPS manufactures a wide range of energy efficient transformers suitable for LEED building applications that provide energy savings, increased performance and longer operating life expectancy. www.hammondpowersolutions.com
For greater safety on the shipping/receiving dock, APS Resource introduces the new, energy saving, FT Ultra LED Docklight. The bright, 15 watt, FT Ultra LED Docklight fully illuminates the entire trailer with an abundant amount of light output with minimum amount of energy. Using 1/10 the energy of a traditional incandescent, the FT Ultra LED 50,000 hour lamp life saves on utility, maintenance and replacement costs. Designed to withstand impact, the FT Ultra LED resists damage from fork truck traffic. The 33” stainless steel, flexible arm allows for precise positioning, permitting the user to aim light at the optimal spot to illuminate the truck and facilitate loading or unloading. The impact resistant LED light head withstands the rigorous demands of the loading dock and stays cool to the touch. The highly visible, safety yellow control box with on/off switch, has pre-drilled mounting holes for easy installation and a convenient, 120-volt outlet for powering other dock accessories or tools. An optional 8” standoff bracket is also available. www.apsresource.com
Marktech LED Lighting introduces the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb to its line of LED lighting products. This energy efficient bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate 160 lumens of light. On average, LED bulbs use up to 85 per cent less electricity and last up to 50 times longer than current incandescent lamp offerings. This E26 based, UL approved family of LED bulbs are currently available in three white colour temperatures: 2800k warm white, 5200k full spectrum white, and 6000k cool white. Colored bulbs include red, green, blue and yellow. These bulbs are engineered to last 50,000 hours. This extremely long life will virtually eliminate maintenance costs, and will help you see a return on your investment as LED Bulbs typically pay for themselves in a period of one to two years. EnergyLED light bulbs are also environmentally friendly as they produce far less CO2 emissions than standard incandescent and fluorescent lighting and disposal is not a concern because the bulbs are lead free and contain no mercury. These lights generate very little heat and emit no UV rays, which make them an ideal choice for the museum industry. In applications where vibration is a factor in the life of a light bulb, LED lights will not be affected. These lights are also perfect for store fronts and point of purchase displays where illumination is needed for long hours and may be changed or moved frequently. www.MarktechLEDLighting.com
Fluke Corporation has announced a user-downloadable firmware upgrade for the Fluke 8845A/8846A Precision Digital Multimeters that delivers even more functionality and value from these powerful instruments. The Fluke 8845A and 8846A 6.5 Digital Precision Multimeters have the precision and versatility to handle the most demanding measurements, on the bench or in a system. These meters are both high performance and feature rich, yet also remarkably easy to use. Now users can get even more value from their 8845A and 8846A Precision Digital Multimeters by downloading and installing the newest Fluke firmware upgrade. The upgrade delivers: Measurement enhancements Increased V dc reading rate to 1,000 readings per second, for improved measurement throughput in an ATE system Increased milliamp input range to 400 mA to cover a wider range of measurements through a single input DCV:DCV ratio, making it possible to do relative comparisons of two dc voltage test points. This is useful for determining the voltage balance between two differential circuits, operation amplifier comparator inputs, and voltage dividers. New features and functions Added I dc and V dc dual measurement, making it easy to calculate power dissipation and simplifying battery power management testing in portable devices. Create and store power-up instrument configuration, so you can configure your meter once and keep the setup, even if power is turned off or lost. 8842A command emulation – users can easily replace an old Fluke 8842A meter. The Fluke 8845A/8846A firmware upgrade can be downloaded from the Fluke website at www.flukecanada.ca/software. The download page includes instructions in a readme.txt file which should be read before downloading the firmware. The firmware upgrade is free, through the process of upgrading the firmware may require the unit to be recalibrated, at additional cost. In case of questions or problems, users should contact their local Fluke representative. For more information on the Fluke 8845A/8846A Precision Digital Multimeters, or to find the location of the nearest distributor, visit www.flukecanada.ca.
Introducing an easy retrofit solution for 400-watt metal halide fixtures As a cost-saving alternative to replacing existing metal halide fixtures, Nexstar’s new 220-watt CFL replaces a 400-watt metal halide lamp, reducing energy costs over 50%. Installation simply requires bypassing the existing MH ballast to create a direct supply connection to the socket. Nexstar’s CFL is available in 347V for the Canadian market with full CUL approval. www.nexstarlighting.com
Energy efficient lighting company TCP, Inc. is combining the benefits of its compact fluorescent lamps with new LED technology to create the SpringLamp three-way CFL/LED light bulb. The three-way CFL/LED hybrid switches between 19-watts, 30-watts and a 1-watt LED night light, comparable to a 50/100/150-watt incandescent bulb, for use in table lamps and floor lamps.
True North Technology Inc. announces the Canadian launch of the V-BLOX Energy Optimization System. V-BLOX Corporation manufactures high end TVSS (Transient Voltage Surge Suppression) & PFC (Power Factor Correction) products. Voltage and current make up the energy your equipment uses. When you clean up the volts and optimize the amps, you are protecting all of your equipment plus correcting the power factor at all the inductive motor loads resulting in an Energy Optimization System (EOS) decreasing your hydro consumption and hydro bill. The product extends electrical equipment life; reduces maintenance costs; reduces downtime; increases efficiency; saves energy; and saves money. VBLOX also claims to offer the best warranty in the industry. Visit www.truenorthtech.com/energymanagement.htm.
Cree, Inc. announces a new standard for lighting-class LEDs with the introduction of the XLamp XP-E and XP-C LEDs.
For 600-volt class applications, Russelectric single-operator and dual-operator automatic transfer switches are available in two-, three-, or four-pole configurations for emergency/standby power systems. With the industry’s highest three-cycle closing and withstand ratings, these switches are labeled for use with any circuit breaker with instantaneous trip. UL listed through 4000 amperes and SCADA capable, they offer front-accessible wiring and rapid arc quenching. IEC-certified models are also available. The Model RMT single-operator switch and the Model RMTD dual-operator switch are both designed for open-transition switching. The Model RMTD is ideal for applications that require the switching of large inductive loads such as three-phase motors or transformers used in pumping stations, sewage treatment facilities, or elevator systems. Both models have positive mechanical interlocking and provide high-speed, quick-break, quick-make preloaded transfer by means of a simple electrical operator, backed-up by a safe manual operator. www.russelectric.com
ecoVations, the specification fixture division of TCP, Inc., introduces its new line of linear fluorescent lighting fixtures, each containing a lamp, ballast and fixture combination system, as energy efficient replacements for traditional metal halide high bay systems. Including the Aisle Lighter fixture, ElitePlus Fluorescent High Bay, Enclosed & Gasketted Fluorescent High Bay, Green Hi-Bay and Performance Bay, the fixtures are all designed for optimum performance using either T5 or T8 lamps. The ecoVations Aisle Lighter fixture is designed for surface or suspended mounting heights of up to 40 feet. Requiring low to medium light levels, its superior optic beam covers narrow aisle lighting to open general lighting making it ideal for open and stack aisles, warehouses and storage and retail facilities. Designed with the contractor in mind, the Performance Bay features a hinged door on the back of the fixture, while the ElitePlus Fluorescent High Bay offers a swinging lens and reflector, both providing easy access to the ballast. The ecoVations Green Hi-Bay is a lightweight fixture available in a four, six, or eight lamp configuration. All three fixtures include sockets that offer secure positioning rotating collars that lock lamps into place, and can be used in a variety of applications including warehousing, gymnasiums, commercial and manufacturing facilities, and open and stack aisles. All of the fixtures offer 95 per cent lumen maintenance, improved color rendering, extended lamp life, multi-level switching, instant on, dimming and improved uniformity. In addition, they are all recommended for mounting heights from 15 feet to 40 feet. www.tcpi.com
OCTRON 800XP XL ECOLOGIC T8 fluorescent lamps from OSRAM SYLVANIA last 50 per cent longer than conventional T8 lamps. Because lamp life is longer, re-lamp cycles are extended and lamp maintenance costs are reduced. In addition to longer life, the OCTRON 800XP XL ECO lamps deliver higher initial and maintained light levels and improved colour rendition. The lamps are available in 32-watt, 28-watt and 25-watt SUPERSAVER versions. System choices include: higher light levels, lower wattage systems or 2-lamp instead of 3-lamp systems. These lamps pass the TCLP test, classifying them as non-hazardous waste in most municipalities. When used with SYLVANIA QUICKTRONIC electronic ballasts, this system is covered by the QUICK 60+ Warranty, the most comprehensive guarantee in the industry. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com.
MEGA Electronics Inc. 0.5 Amp and 1.0Amp switching regulators are ideally suite to replace 78xx linear regulators and are pin compatible. With efficiencies up to 96 per cent very little energy is wasted as heat, eliminating the need for heat sinks and drastically reducing overall weight. In addition to wide input voltage ranges, the regulators include a thermal shutdown, short circuit protection with continuous automatic recovery and low ripple and noise. Normal operating temperatures are from -40C to +85C ambient and +100C case temperatures of the fully encapsulated regulator. Recommended for use as a stable source of DC output voltage from a wide input DC range such as from batteries. The low weight and space requirement make this an ideal, cost effective alternative to the linear 78xx. As standard stock items the parts are readily available. www.megaelectronics.com
LEDtronics introduces an addition to its line of drop-in replacement MR16-styled LED bulbs: high-powered Three Watt LED MR16 bulbs. These new 3Watt MR16 LED bulbs have two big advantages over other MR16 LED bulbs. First, they are engineered to handle the variations in voltages that may accompany "noisy" or "dirty" AC or DC power supplies, eliminating potential burnout from incoming voltage that is higher than the lamp's capacity. Second, the new 3 Watt MR16 bulbs eliminate the need to stock a variety of LED MR16 bulbs to coordinate with different voltages that power supplies of 12 Volt AC/DC - 24 Volt DC may present, simplifying procurement and inventory procedures. www.ledtronics.com
Electroswitch Cam-Action Rotary Switches are ideal for a wide variety of industrial uses. A reliable and versatile design, these cam switches boast continuous ratings ranging from 20 to 800 amps at 120 to 600 volts and various horsepower ratings. They provide up to 12 positions and up to 24 poles, making them a logical choice for motor loads, and they feature double-break silver-alloy contacts enclosed in rigid thermoset plastic housing for long life. The Electroswitch Cam-Action Rotary Switch line is UL listed, CSA and CE certified, and available in a base mount, door mount, waterproof mount, single-hole mount, two-hole mount, or four-hole mount configuration. Other options include key interlock, key operation, spring return, gear-driven operation, and padlock compatibility. Cam-Action Rotary Switches are used in a wide variety of industrial applications, including ventilation; medical; UPS; and controls for communications, cranes, generators, and motors. Pre-configured, application-specific models include Voltmeter Transfer Switches, Ammeter Transfer Switches, Motor Starting Switches, a Motor Reversing Switch, and a Heater Control Switch. www.electroswitch.com
Ohm Loads Inc. introduces its new custom built AC/DC resistive load bank service for those involved in plant equipment maintenance and building electrical systems that require high quality Resistive Loads built in a timely manner with value pricing (more cost effective than in-house built Loads) for their electrical testing requirements. Ohm Loads specializes in designing and manufacturing Variable Resistive Load Bank solutions. Loads are enclosed in a rack mount/bench top chassis from 25W to 30KW in a single chassis and three of our 30KW loads can be combined to create a Load of 90KW. A custom user manual is included with each unit. www.ohmloads.com
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