Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

Understanding the context in which our economy is thriving

I recently participated in economic forums on the future of our industry and on the current, rather positive, economic context in which we are operating. Industry experts shared with us their vision of the economic future, and despite some uncertainties with our southern neighbour it seems that everyone can hope for a good year end. With that comes the return of the tax season. And yes, there are best practices for this, which we talk about in this issue. It is better to know in which direction you want to go. As a small business owner, it is possible to have a hassle-free tax season. You have to learn from years past, take advantage of the tools and resources available, and finally organize your deductions and expenses accurately and thoroughly. Good preparation and good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

World Standard 2017 World Standards Day: Standards Make Cities Smarter
On October 11, 2017, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) joins the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in celebrating World Standards Day and the 2017 theme...
Schneider Global Family Leave Schneider Electric Launches Global Family Leave Policy
Schneider Electric has announced a new global family leave policy that is industry-leading in its global scope and strengthens the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion…
STM Buses Société de transport de Montréal to Purchase 40 More Electric Buses
The Société de transport de Montréal has announced that it plans to accelerate its electrification plans with the purchase of 40 additional electric buses.The STM has three electric buses being tested...

Bender Neutral Ground Resistance Monitor
BENDER Are you concerned with the reliability of your system grounding? Bender announces an advanced device that allows continuous NGR monitoring to provide peace of mind that the power system grounding is intact. The new neutral grounding resistor monitor NGRM700 measures the resistance of the NGR for High Resistance Grounded Systems (HRG). Its monitoring capabilities include NGR current, voltage and continuity, phase-to-ground voltage. The new product line will be presented at the PCIC annual conference in Calgary this month. Read More


How the IIoT is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management, Part 1

By John Boville
Schneider If you had researched the Industrial Internet of Things online in the mid-1990s, there might have been a handful of results. But if you searched on terms like asset performance management, predictive maintenance, and computerized maintenance management, you would have found thousands of entries. While such maintenance automation is finally gaining a foothold in industry, realizing its full potential has been hampered by limited access to the contextual data related to things like system wear and performance degradation. Read More


How to Use the Fluke T6 Electrical Testers with FieldSense Technology

Fluke Tester This is the second of a two-part article on Fluke's new TC electrical tester. Part 1 explored features and benefits. Here in Part 2: putting Fluke T6 to work. Anyone who uses electrical testers to capture measurements such as voltage and current knows that the process is traditionally time-consuming and carries the potential for risk. The Fluke T6 electrical tester with FieldSense Technology provides a faster and safer method for taking electrical readings on distribution panels and junction boxes, among other applications. Read More

Best Practices

How to Have a Hassle-Free Tax Season: 3 Tips for Small Business Owners

By Julie Morris
Small Business Small business owners usually cringe at the thought of tax season. They are busy enough with their daily operations that they don't want to spend all of their time and energy getting ready to file on time. They also may dread the thought of paying more in taxes than they feel they should. While small business owners cannot avoid taxes altogether (even though they wish they could), they can take some steps now to avoid the hassles that typically come at tax time. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Founder of Amptek Technologies

By Owen Hurst
Floyd Lau Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design company, but it has since grown to produce its own product brand that is now entering the IoT and lighting market. Floyd has worked as an engineering executive for over 25 years, designing digital communication hardware and embedded system products. Floyd also has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University. Read More

Survey Says


Electrical Contractor Median Hourly Rate by Certification

Fully certified electricians earn on average over $30 an hour in Canada with apprentices closing on the $20 an hour rate.

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New Products and Solutions

Ideal Journeyman Kit

Ideal Industries Canadian Wire Connector Kit

This Canadian wire connector kit is ideal for service technicians and is easy to use and transport from job site to job site. Made in Canada, the kit contains a variety of connectors to fit a large range of wire sizes... Read More
Philips Ambiance Starter Kit

Philips White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit

Enable your customers to play with light and choose from 16 million colours to instantly change the look and atmosphere of a room. They can set the scene effortlessly with one touch of a button. Read More
Arlington Ground

Arlington Bare Wire Ground Clamp

Arlington's bare wire ground clamp is made of solid brass with brass screws, is easy to install and use, and is fully CSA certified. The clamps weigh 0.1748 lbs/each and are suitable for pipes sized 1/2" to 1". Read More
Danfoss Thermostat

Danfoss Electronic Controllers

These electronic controllers for district heating and domestic hot water systems are intelligent temperature regulators that, by means of weather compensation and application keys, can be adapted to a variety of district heating systems, ensuring high comfort level and optimum energy use. Read More

P.L. Light Systems NXT-LP (Retail)

Engineered specifically for low ceiling applications, the NXT-LP's ultra low-profile design allows for more space between the fixture and the surface of the crop. The product is meant for use in climate controlled rooms, and may be used in damp environments. Read More
Lane Light

LaneLight In-Road Flashing Crosswalk Lights

LaneLight MLK150 in-road warning lights are tested to over 3.5 million candela/m2 per MLK150 marker. The LEDs are visible from up to 3000 feet away during the day. With sealed electronics, boron lenses and cast stainless steel construction, the lights are durable,... Read More

Current Copper Prices

Monitor daily and 6-month $US prices for copper — the preferred electrical conductor for most categories of electrical wiring.

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The Electrical Stock Market

Track the stock market performance of 25 publicly traded electrical equipment suppliers and electrical wholesalers. Updated weekly.

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