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.

Tester

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Hioki’s earth resistance tester is waterproof and dustproof. It is IP67 protected and tests from Class A to Class D ground types. It has a wide 0–2,000 ohm measurement range. Users can minimize cabling time with earthing rods and a cable winder.

Meter

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Megger’s DCM1500 digital clamp meter features true RMS reading on the AC range and has a CAT IV 600V safety rating. The instrument’s large jaw size of 51 mm allows a maximum current of 1,500A on both the AC and DC ranges, and the voltage ranges are 750 AC and 1,000V DC, respectively. This DCM supports a resistance range up to 400Ω and a frequency measuring range from 20 to 400 Hz. The DCM1500 allows current measurements on uninsulated conductors and busbars, although personal protection against shock should be maintained.

Generator

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Northern Tool + Equipment’s Powerhorse portable 4,000W and 7,000W electric-start generators provide power for tools and air compressors at a job site, home appliances, and items used during outdoor activities. They have industrial-strength cast-iron cylinder sleeves, dual-bearing forged crankshafts and copper-wound heads that allow the generators to run at full load continuously for weeks without overheating. The volt meter to maintain and monitor stable power, an extended-run fuel tank to reduce the fuel refilling, and a quiet muffler. 


AFCI Receptacle

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Eaton Cooper Wiring Devices’ arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) duplex receptacle is designed to protect all downstream wire and appliances from parallel and series arcs as well as series arcs upstream in the home run. AFCI receptacles are useful for retrofit applications and can be easily installed in locations such as dormitory units, where local reset capabilities would be needed. It is available in almond, brown, black, gray, light almond, ivory and white.


Meter

Hilti’s Laser range meters PD-I (interior) and PD-E (exterior) have an accuracy of +/- ¹⁄₁₆ in. Designed for use in direct sunlight, the PD-E has E-paper screen technology and a precision optical targeting sight for measurements up to 656 ft. The PD-I measures up to 328 ft. Both have a sensor automated backlight, inclination sensor and LED reference indicators. 


Luminaire

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Edison Price Lighting’s LED CLW 4-in. and 5-in. aperture downlights and lensed wallwashers are powered by Cree’s WhiteLight flat lens module. They are available in 2,700K, 3,000K, 3,500K and 4,000K color temperatures with 5 percent standard dimming capability (1 percent optional).

Panel Interface Connector

Automation Systems Interconnect Inc.’s RAI-GFCI-109-B panel interface connector is equipped with a 15A GFCI AC outlet and hydraulic magnetic circuit breaker in an aluminum housing with a hinged dust cover that provides protection and a watertight seal.


Luminaire

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U.S. Architectural Lighting’s LED Tornado bollard is designed to illuminate pedestrian walkways in commercial centers, city plazas, parks and other public areas. It comes in two styles: Model TNA with ribbed access panel and Model TNS. It is also available in high pressure sodium, pulse-start metal halide and CFL light sources. The LED product includes 24 or 28 LED modules in neutral white (4,000K). Warm white (3,000K) and cool white (5,000K) are available on request. It is 37 in. high, and the fixture head with prism is 12 in. wide. It is constructed from corrosion-resistant low-copper cast aluminum with a minimum wall thickness of ¼ in. The top is crowned to facilitate water run-off. The raised access panel is fully gasketed and retained by two stainless steel screws.


Connector

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ILSCO’s NIMBUS 2X 4FLEX preinsulated connector has a unique built-in wire stop feature that allows an installer to use flex or code conductor on either side with no need to stagger the inputs and outputs, which optimizes space. Also, users can mix any class of copper and/or aluminum conductor without concern for expansion, contraction and galvanic corrosion. The patented screw design improves vibration resistance, compresses conductors without damage and eliminates the need for ferrules, making it reusable.