May 2013
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. invited a large group of editors on June 12, 2013, to Milwaukee, Wis., to present the company's suite of new products for 2013.


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Legrand’s Plugmold multioutlet systems include all-USB options, a unit with alternating USB ports and power receptacles, and one with a single, dual-USB module and receptacles. All feature dual-port charging modules that share 2.4A of charging capacity and can charge multiple phones, tablets or other mobile devices at the same time. They are available in 3- and 5-ft. lengths with 3 or 5 dual-USB ports. They are designed to mount easily on walls and are available in black, ivory, white and gray anodized aluminum and stainless steel. 

Hammer Tacker

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Milwaukee Tool’s Hammer Tacker works with T50 staple sizes and is built with a reinforced, rust-resistant, all-metal frame. A metal flush drive surface allows the back of the Hammer Tacker to be used to seat staples, without causing cracks in the housing, while an integrated staple puller eliminates the need to carry additional tools to the jobsite to assist with pulling and reseating staples. A jam-free magazine and overmolded non-slip grip provide utility and safety.


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AlphaWire’s EcoCable Mini 300 V recyclable cable has a recyclable mPPE insulation and jacketing and operates in a –40°C to +80°C range. It is RoHS- and REACH-compliant and suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications.

Voice Dialer

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Seco-Larm U.S.A. Inc.’s E-921CPQ Enforcer voice dialer can call up to five numbers and deliver a user-recorded 20-second voice message, which will play repeatedly for one minute, when triggered by an alarm system. The recipient can listen in on the room occupants, broadcast a message or disarm the security system. It features a programmable home mode, which causes the voice dialer to act like a door chime when the owner is present, and a 105 dB built-in siren. The unit is built into a white housing with a large 16-digit display and a backlit keypad. Flash memory protects against system data loss in case of a power loss.


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Brady’s LabelMark 6.1 label-design software allows users to create labels in just a few clicks, with an interface created to align with the style of Windows 8 and easy-to-locate apps for creating a range of label types. It has a breaker box application as part of its app-based user interface, import capabilities for XMT files, 10 language options and a CD version of the software. Users can adjust label lengths individually, print text vertically and automatically repeat text to fill multiple lines on a label. It also includes data and serialization importing, a “check error” function, templates to print labels with fixed text or free form label designs, a job manager to combine multiple print jobs and bidirectional communications with select printers for automatic label-format loading.

Air Conditioner

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Kooltronic Inc.’s hazardous location air conditioners for electrical enclosures are used where hazardous gases are or may be present. They maintain NEMA 12, 3R, 4 and 4X enclosure ratings. Standard features include a programmable thermostat, compressor short cycling protector and Hi/Lo temperature alarm.


Wiha Tools’ BitFlip ¼-in. magnetic driver with strong rare earth magnets has storage for eight bits in the handle. The bit drawer flips out and turns bits toward the user for easy access. It is available In standard or insulated models with six bit assortments to choose from. It has a hardened steel shaft and an ergo cushion-grip handle. Bits are available in slotted, Phillips, square and Torx.

Hole Saw

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CS Unitec’s 1-Series and 2-Series tungsten carbide-tipped hole saws are designed for use with handheld drills where cutting with a magnetic drill is not feasible. The saws cut clean, fast holes without grinding the core. The 1-Series includes a center pilot drill for cutting holes up to 1 in. deep, with diameters ranging from ⁹/₁₆–4 in. Cutters up to 3¼ in. diameter feature a ³/₈-in. shank, while cutters 3⁵/₁₆ in. in diameter and larger feature a ½-in. shank. The 2-Series heavy-duty hole saws feature a spring-loaded pilot pin to easily eject the slug. The milled 3-flat shank fits ½ in. chucks. The 2-Series is available in diameters from ⁹/₁₆–1³/₈ in. and drill up to ⁹/₁₆ in. deep.

Distribution Panel/converter

Progressive Dynamics’ Mighty Mini 45 or 60 AMP all-in-one AC/DC distribution panel/converter comes with a built-in Inteli-Power converter and can recharge a battery to 90 pecent in three to six hours with the Charge Wizard system. The AC distribution panel is rated for 120 V AC at 30A with up to seven branch circuits. The DC section has 12 branch fuse holders; two are wired to accommodate 30A fuses, and 10 offer a maximum rating up to 20A each.