Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Bridgeport Transition FittingsBridgeport's extensive line of transition fittings are designed to solve common problems that contractors run into on the job site, like coupling together dissimilar systems. Download our brochure for more information.

Bender NGRM 700The Bender NRGM 700 is an advanced device that allows continuous NGR monitoring to provide all necessary information of the system grounding.

nVent RAYCHEM Elexant 4010i Heat Trace ControllernVent RAYCHEM Elexant 4010i Series is a range of compact, full-featured, touch screen based, single-point heat-tracing controllers, with ground fault protection. It provides control and monitoring for both freeze protection and process temperature maintenance.

ILSCO New Cleartap Insulated ConnectorsILSCO has introduced ClearTap, a clear insulated connector. ClearTap® insulated multi-tap connectors are available in single and dual entry as well as two-wire in-line and offset configurations.  ClearTap® is UL Listed, CSA Certified, range-taking, and dual-rated for copper and aluminum conductors.

Anaconda SEALTITE Metallic and Non-Metallic Conduit FittingsANAMET can provide a wide variety of fittings to match our Anaconda SEALTITE conduits. Match the quality of the fitting to the quality of the conduit. The full range of fittings offers excellent mechanical protection and exceptional flexibility to meet even your highest specifications.

Liquatite® Conduit Types LA, ZHLA, and CBLAELECTRI-FLEX COMPANY announces product Types LA, ZHLA, and CBLA now conform to C22.2 No. 56-17 Annex A “Heavy-Duty” for CSA Certification. These products now join Liquatite® Type CSA as having CSA Certified Heavy-Duty designation.

Klein Tools Electrician Pocket KnifeKlein Tools' Electrician's Pocket Knife is as valuable for splitting cable and stripping wire as it is for performing everyday tasks on the job site. This compact knife offers an easy one-handed, bearing-assisted opening.

Extech Advanced Cable Locator and Tracer KitDesigned for professionals who perform field troubleshooting, wiring diagnostics, and electrical installation verification in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, today FLIR announced the new Extech CLT600 Advanced Cable Locator and Tracer Kit.

BGR BarnGuard LED Security LightsThe Lithonia Lighting® BarnGuard (BGR) LED security light features: white light, high CRI, instant-on, long life and energy savings. The BarnGuard maintains the classic aesthetic and always looks the part.

AimLite ZNSC2 Zone Sensing Control PanelThe ZNSC2 series is the latest generation of zone sensing control units. It’s designed to monitor electrical circuits at various voltages (120 VAC, 277 VAC, and 347 VAC).


      Salex Welcomes New Partner: Senso by Lumini                    

LDS Salex Spotlight 400Salex is pleased to announce a new partnership with Senso by Luminii – a Canadian manufacturer of locally made LED fixtures. As of August 6, Salex will represent their lighting products in the Southwestern Ontario region.

With every product, Senso Lighting pursues a vision of providing flexible and environmentally conscious lighting solutions to upgrade the typical fluorescent office. For over ten years, the Canadian manufacturer has specialized in LED technology and embarks on a mission to illuminate commercial spaces with custom solutions that are beautiful, economical and sustainable.


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Changing Scene

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InfraCanada / InfraQuebec is an annual series of user group meetings across Canada for FLIR and ITC ...
IDEAL has a long history of offering collectible toy trucks, which have always been a popular item ...
In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAFFCA) is ...
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Join ESA on Zoom for their first webinar of the fall, Electrically Safe Work ...
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Rob McKinney will present on "The Eight Steps to Digitize Construction Workflow" during this ...
CE Pro announced the winners of the 2020 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) ...
Nexans Canada has launched a service providing cable reel tracking via connected devices. The ...
The Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part ...


#IDEALTruckinIDEAL has a long history of offering collectible toy trucks, which have always been a popular item with electricians and contractors, So they are very excited to announce our 2020 promotion, Keep on Truckin’ with IDEAL.

This fall, participating distributors will receive two 1:24 scale, diecast Dodge RAM® 1500 pickup trucks, complete with IDEAL branding, to raffle to their customers. The toy trucks will also be available as a premium to end-users who make a qualifying purchase of a barrel of Can-Twist™ Wire Connectors during the promo period.

 

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Connected Drum Internet of Things Nexans Canada has launched a service providing cable reel tracking via connected devices. The “Connected Drum” Internet of Things (IoT) service allows customers to benefit from real-time location, theft and loss detection and management of residual cable lengths on reels. 

By tracking and monitoring a fleet of cable reels that are off-site or at subcontractor locations, significant savings can be realized. The service includes an online and mobile software platform for efficient and convenient management. This innovation provides customers with the real-time location of each reel as well as an alert system for monitoring on-site events including deliveries and pick-ups.

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ManitobaThe Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part of its continued commitment to safely restarting the provincial economy.

“The Back to Work wage subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back employees who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hiring more staff to boost their operations and provide valued services to Manitobans,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. “Manitoba has designed some of Canada’s strongest support programs to help relieve small businesses of unexpected financial burdens...

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Terry BeckerBy Terry Becker

We are quickly approaching January 2021 and publication of the 5th edition of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard. This is good news for Canada as we continue to evolve in our identification and management of the electrical hazards of arc flash and shock.

But as I have quoted in the past, we need to ensure we are getting it right, and there is still a lot of work to be done. Most of the focus has been on arc flash and I am concerned that the electric shock hazard has been neglected.

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Keith SonesBy Keith Sones

I was elated, thrilled beyond belief. In my wildest dreams I hadn’t thought I’d ever be so lucky. I stared at the paper in front of me, grinning from ear to ear. All of those beautiful shapes, connected together — it was art. My eyes ran to the bottom of the page, then up again to the top where they rested, immersed in what they beheld. I felt so happy, so powerful, almost god like. I couldn’t wait to get going.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, as I sometimes do. Sorry about that. Let me roll back time a bit for you. It’ll make the story easier to understand.

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Mersen IsoMAXXMersen is pleased to introduce its high performance IsoMAXX Vacuum Brazed Cold Plates. This patented design is the optimum cooling solution for latest generation PrimePACK IGBTs. IsoMAXX represents a super compact cooling solution providing unsurpassed cooling performance with a high degree of thermal homogeneity on chip-to-chip and module-to-module configurations.

As market needs for more efficient electrical power conversion designs grow, so do the technological advancements from power electronic module manufacturers. The new generation of PrimePACK IGBT modules now boast an increased power dissipation compared to previous generations. 

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Peers & Profiles

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For more than a century, ABB has been investing in Canadian technologies and products to support ...
Mackenzie Gillan, a bright young lady from Baysville, Ontario, tells us about how she learned ...
Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry ...
Dee Durant is an industrial electrician apprentice attending Conestoga College and an Ambassador ...
ECAO recently launched a new program called Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC). Their inaugural ...
At 14, Tom Miguel was sitting in the counselor’s office of Silverthorn Collegiate Institute in ...
Meredith Halfpenny is a Wind Site Technician with Boralex where she inspects, maintains, and ...
Rutul Bhavsar is a final year Electrical Engineering student at Mohawk College. He recently ...
Shannon Tymosko is a first-year apprentice with IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical ...
ELG Electric is an electrical contractor based out of Goderich, Ontario serving the area’s ...

Dee DurantDee Durant is an industrial electrician apprentice attending Conestoga College and an Ambassador for Kick Ass Careers. As an ambassador for KickAss Careers she spent time shadowing mentor and KickAss founder Jamie McMillan attending events for the organization.

The advancement of women in male dominated industries is an important endeavor for Durant, inspired by her mother, who was the first woman on the Brantford Police department. In EIN's interview with Durant, she discussed the future of electrical work, and how the ongoing pandemic is affecting our country’s students.

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EE LightingBy Blake Marchand

Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry experience. One that was founded on principles of environmental sustainability and responsibility to future generations. Based out of Markham, Ontario, they offer complete lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications.

Their product lines include conventional lighting fixtures, LED retrofit kits, complete LED luminaires, LED systems, drivers and electronic ballasts. 

 

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