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5:27 pm
August 24, 2016
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AVO Opens Cable U, Expands Testing & Diagnostics Course Lineup

Cable 2 SMAVO Training Institute (AVO) has announced the opening of AVO Cable U at its main training location in Dallas. The facility is said to offer a hands-on, technologically advanced, real-world training venue “for every electrical cable testing and diagnostic application.”

According to AVO, with the host of critical issues facing the utility and industrial cable industry, it’s important to leverage training and test-equipment technology to improve existing and future cable installations alike. The company says that’s what its Cable U field lab and enhanced course lineup are designed for: to provide a comprehensive approach to “future proofing” cable systems for increased reliability and reduced costs.

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Cable U offers training in three critical areas of the “future proofing” process for new and service-aged power cables: Cable Splicing & Terminating, Cable Fault Location & Tracing, and Cable Testing & Diagnostics.

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.06.46 PMAVO Training Institute offers its Cable Technician Certification through successful completion of AVO Cable U’s Cable Splicing & Terminating, Medium-Voltage, and Cable Fault Location & Tracing, Medium-Voltage courses, as well as a new certification in Cable Testing & Diagnostics. The company notes that this offering is consistent with current industry needs to provide technicians with the capabilities to “future proof” existing and future medium-voltage installations.

To learn more and/or make arrangements to attend an open house at the Cable U training facility on October 4, 2016, CLICK HERE.

About AVO Training Institute
Dallas-based AVO, a subsidiary of Megger, is celebrating more than 50 years of keeping people safe from electrical hazards. Known for its hands-on approach and wide range of training-related deliverables, from equipment application and maintenance procedures to safe work practices, online courses, arc flash studies, and engineering services, AVO characterizes itself as “a one-stop electrical-safety learning center.” Courses are available at campuses nationwide or on-site.

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12:21 am
August 24, 2016
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Use Fluke 368 FC & 369 FC Leakage Current Clamp Meters without Shutting Down Critical Equipment

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 6.56.55 PMAccording to Fluke Corp. (Everett, WA), its rugged 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamps help electricians and maintenance technicians identify, document, record, and compare leakage current readings over time to help prevent problems before they happen. And personnel can do all this without shutting down critical equipment.

These recently released devices incorporate large-diameter jaws (40 mm for the 368 FC; 61 mm for the 369 FC) for working with oversize conductors. The clamp jaws are fully shielded and designed to accurately capture very small leakage current signals (as low as 10 μA) and minimize external electromagnetic interference. As true-rms meters, they’re designed to accurately measure complex signals, with the highest resolution of 1 µA and an upper measurement range of 60 amps.

CAT III 600 V safety rated, both models offer a forward-facing LED worklight for use in dark wiring cabinets, a backlit display with auto-off, and auto-power-off for extended battery life.

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 7.11.01 PMThe 368 FC and 369 FC are part of Fluke Connect, a system of more than 40 wireless test tools that communicate through the Fluke Connect app, or Fluke Connect Assets software, a cloud-based solution that gathers measurements to provide a comprehensive view of critical equipment status.

Fluke Connect lets technicians record and share both thermal images and electrical measurements in real time via their smartphones or tablets and automatically upload them to the cloud. Reports can be created and shared right from the job site by email. Personnel can also collaborate in real time with other colleagues through ShareLive video calls, thus increasing productivity in the field.

For more information on Fluke’s 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamp Meters, CLICK HERE.

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11:31 pm
August 23, 2016
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Snap-On Industrial Introduces Feature-Rich Williams Wireless Borescope

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 5.43.51 PMThe Williams Wireless Borescope (JHW40282) from Snap-on Industrial (Kenosha, WI) lets technicians quickly and easily examine engines and other machinery inside and out.According to the company,  the product offers flexibility in a number of way, including wireless connectivity that allows straightforward transmission of both still and video images.

This lightweight, handheld device features a waterproof camera (IP67 standard); a detachable 3.5-in. thin-film transistor LCD monitor that runs on a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery; and a flexible 3/8-in. (3mm) X 3-ft. (1m) lens tube. A lens-mounted LED light provides adjustable brightness, while 3x zoom capability offers increased visibility.

Supporting up to a 32GB micro SD card, the Williams Wireless Borescope comes with an accessory kit (hook, magnet, mirror, and rubber ring), power adaptor, USB and AV output cables, and carrying case.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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9:00 am
August 18, 2016
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Boiler-Code Guidance

1608mtprod13pA supplement to the company’s Boiler Inspection Guidelines for Drum Level Instrumentation offers guidance to the ASME Section I Boiler Code as it pertains to the use of magnetic level gages (MLGs) to indicate boiler water level. The standard use of a MLG from most gage manufacturers may result in a code violation and safety hazard. The proper way to use a MLG on a boiler is detailed in the supplement.
Clark-Reliance Corp.
Strongsville, OH
clark-reliance.com

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9:00 am
August 17, 2016
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Trip-Free Branch Circuit Breakers

1608mtprod11pThe TMC 8 line of UL 489-listed circuit breakers use a reported trip-free design to increase safety against closing during an overcurrent event, A snap-action mechanism is said to eliminate contact welding and reduce contact wear. Available in 1-,, 2-, and 3-pole options with B-, C-, and D-trip curves, the breakers include a visual trip status indication.
Phoenix Contact
Harrisburg, PA
phoenixcontact.com

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9:00 am
August 16, 2016
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Internal Gear Pumps

1608mtprod10pEnviroGear G-series internal gear pumps include models G1-82, G1-133, and G1-222, 3-, 4-, and 6-in., respectively, metal-sealed units. Available in cast iron, carbon steel, and stainless steel, the pumps deliver flow rates to 500 gpm. Offered with packing- and mechanical-seal options, the pumps provide a positive, noon-pulsating flow and operate equally in both directions. An enlarged bearing housing allows drive-end access to the shaft seal and single-point end-clearance adjustment.
PSG, a Dover Company
Grand Terrace, CA
psgdover.com

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9:00 am
August 12, 2016
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UL 1691-Approved Plugs, Connectors

1608mtprod08pThe CS1000 series high-amperage, single-pole plugs and connectors are UL 1691 approved. Series devices are used in non-load break applications to 400 A at 600 VAC, 600 VDC, and 1,000 VAC/1,500 VDC. Spring-loaded, butt-style contact technology provides optimal contract pressure and is said to withstand more than 2,000 operations. A locking pin prevents accidental disconnection, and a plug/receptacle accepts different cable sizes.
Meltric Corp.
Franklin, WI
meltric.com

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4:36 pm
August 11, 2016
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AutomationDirect Expands RHINO Power-Supply Portfolio

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 11.17.22 AMAutomationDirect (Cumming, GA), has expanded its RHINO PSB series of DIN rail power supplies with a PSB48-480S single-phase-input, 48VDC- output unit. According to the company, this high-quality, 480W solution offers high performance and reliability at a lower-cost than fuller-featured power supplies.

This model features removable finger-safe terminal blocks, output voltage status LED indicator, conformal coated circuit boards, and approval for Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations. An aluminum housing easily installs with integral 35mm DIN rail mounting adapters. The PSB48-480S also offers overload, over-voltage, and thermal protection, and is UL 508 listed, UL 60950 recognized, CSA certified, CE marked, and RoHS compliant.

To view AutomationDirect’s entire line of power supplies, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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