The all-new ATEX approved Wolflite XT Handlamp range,  said to represent the most significant Safety Handlamp development for over 25 years, and signifies a quantum leap in battery, light and control technology.  The recent upgrade to the next generation of high power LEDs means that light output is increased from 200 lumens to 350 lumens, a 75% increase in light output.

Schneider Electric has launched the latest addition to its successful Qwikline range of consumer units, the SQOSR4R4.

The new consumer unit’s dual RCD 4+4 configuration is particularly suited to smaller properties such as flats, where space is limited.  This ensures smaller residential and light commercial properties can still benefit from the features of the Qwikline range without losing too much space to their consumer unit.

Anyone responsible for the functional safety of machinery – mechanical and electrical engineers, machine builders and systems integrators – can find help in the form of a 200-page compendium published by Pilz Automation Technology.

The Safety Compendium, which was compiled by a committee of machinery safety experts at Pilz that includes engineers, lawyers and academics, is intended as an overview or technical guide for those keen to learn more about the application of functional safety standards to machinery and all its other associated aspects.

Available to download or as a hard copy, the 200-page compendium is the successor to Pilz’s ‘Machinery Safety’ book. The Safety Compendium addresses a number of topics, including laws, directives and standards (including the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC); safeguards and other protective equipment; safety control technology; safety-related communications; and safe motion control. Section 2.3 of the guide includes a comparison of the old and new Machinery Directives, highlighting the differences between the two.

Mersen (previously Ferraz Shawmut) is the inventor of TPMOV, a technology that disconnects metal oxide varistors at their end-of-life via a shield to protect them against damage from overheating. This patented, fully-standardised technology has enabled Mersen to launch a line of UL 1449 3rd edition approved Surge-Trap modular surge protective devices (SPDs) on the North American market followed by a line of SPDs for other markets and which also meet the requirements of IEC 61643-1.

Surge-Trap SPDs feature a failsafe design that protects them against disruptive, dissipative and destructive damage caused by transient surges in low-voltage equipment.

Intelliconnect (Europe), a specialist manufacturer of Coaxial and Triaxial RF connectors, have gone live with a new website which supports their extensive product range, custom design capabilities and growing worldwide sales.

Intelliconnect use UK sourced components to manufacture a wide range of standard and custom RF connectors, suitable for industrial, medical, MIL and aerospace, marine, oil and gas and general microwave markets.

“Intelliconnect has grown rapidly during the last eight years.” Claims Roy Phillips, managing director. “And we have established a reputation for being able to offer very attractive lead times, exceptional customer service and competitive pricing for high volume requirements. Opening our own design facility in USA has added to our success and we needed to provide our customers with a more user-friendly and comprehensive web site to provide better information on our standard products and custom design capabilities”

Switchgear Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bespoke high current, low voltage switchgear, is responding to steep demand from the Voltage Optimisation industry, for bypass switches to safeguard installations on ever-larger facilities.

Newly announced by APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, the MGE Galaxy 300 UPS system.

The Galaxy 300 provides a simplified and reliable solution for protecting small and medium businesses, commercial buildings and technical facilities.  It offers reliable power protection and a robust and easy to install system at the best price to performance ratio.

Over the past six decades Slaters Electricals Ltd, experts in power distribution equipment and services, has passed through the Slater family tree, seeing it grow to become an internationally recognised brand.  

Based on the ethos of total commitment to customer service and satisfaction, Fibox have further developed their market leading ALN range of aluminium enclosures.

Investment in the development of 22 brand new moulds leads to a wide variety of applications being suitable as they become instantly compatible with competitors products, offering end users an extremely attractive alternative.

ALN enclosures are solidly built to provide extremely high impact resistance and can be used in wide variety of operating temperatures. For instance; when fitted with a conductive gasket, Fibox ALN enclosures are EMC shielded and provide excellent protection against petroleum, hydraulic oils, alcohols and solvents.

Amtech Power Software is to run a series of one day and evening seminars to explain the practical implications of Amendment 1 to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. The first round of events will be held in July and August 2011, following the publication of the confirmed amendments. 

EPIT Group has announced the opening of its newly completed, custom built, training centre in Blackburn, Aberdeen, UK.

The new facility will allow the group to accelerate its growth strategy, as it increases the capacity for providing specialist training and assessment services to engineers working in hazardous and industrial environments. With three additional training rooms and a purpose built electrical/instrument practical area, HV/LV and cable glanding courses are catered for as well.

EPIT Group will be delivering an extensive portfolio of nationally recognised, competency based courses, in this new accredited training centre including the CompEx scheme, as directed by EEMUA, and Competency Plus courses, which are certified by OPITO.

Delegates are assured of a first class training experience and will also have access to a modern canteen area along with the use of an internet cafe.

JCE Group
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Engex has announced a new addition to its product portfolio in a heavy duty ratchet pre insulated Crimp Tool.

This Crimp Tool is specially designed for electricians, contractors and installers who want a high quality ratchet tool for their kit.

This specially designed tool provides the best in comfort and durability with its ergonomic stress free design and soft feel gripped handles.

Suitable for crimping pre insulated terminals from 1.5mm to 6mm in size, the tool boasts a new type of mechanism which reduces the hand force by up to 50% compared with regular crimping pliers.

With a longer usage life and an overall length of 215 mm it is also easy to use and maintain.

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