The vacuum excavator is a portable, dual-purpose machine. It is a “soft” excavator that can dig precisely controlled holes using either highly pressurized air or water, and it is a powerful mobile vacuum system for most types of job-site cleanup. This tool is used on projects to install underground power and telecommunications cable. READ MORE
Thermal imaging technology that employs infrared (IR) cameras to detect and measure heat has many applications across a wide range of industries. For electricians and datacom technicians, these cameras simplify troubleshooting and maintenance by providing a fast, nondestructive method to detect potential problems in system connections, fuses, junction boxes, switchgear and other components. READ MORE
The workplaces of the world pose multiple hazards to the men and women in the building and construction trades, and there are many different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard the wearer from specific, potentially deadly hazards. Protective gear creates a barrier between the worker and hazards. It does not eliminate any hazard. READ MORE
For commercial structures, certification tests document that a building’s voice/data/video network complies with industry standards.
Qualification or performance testing can also confirm that local area network (LAN) installations meet component manufacturers’ install standards and should perform as specified. This testing had been considered optional for LANs in homes and apartments. READ MORE
A rotary hammer is the tool of choice for most electricians who must make holes in concrete, block and brick. Small rotary hammers are used primarily for drilling holes to install anchors for hanging Unistruts for electrical conduit. Large hammers are used for larger diameter drilling to allow materials to pass through walls. READ MORE
Simply stated, structures must have properly grounded electrical systems for basic reasons: to protect people from serious or fatal shock, to enable a facility’s power distribution system to function properly, and to protect electrical components from serious damage. READ MORE
Working with and around electricity poses hazards that most people don’t face in their daily jobs. From apprenticeship training throughout their careers, safety training is a continual process for electricians. READ MORE