Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

Technological advances raise legitimate questions

This month we've talked a lot about lighting controls. It's a technology that is still in its inception but already changing how we do things and certainly how we see lighting. Another observation on this new technology in constant evolution: everyone is talking about it and has an opinion, experts and non-experts alike. We present here some questions and answers about the effects of LEDs on health. Also, a little more about the possibilities of the Industrial Internet of Things, a technology that pushes other technologies to advance. Be ready, and good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
Nestlé: Setting the technical benchmark with Hygienic design from Rittal
Philips The Nestlé Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Orbe, Switzerland, is the Group-wide research and development centre for coffee, chocolate drinks and malt beverages. Nestlé demands state-of-the-art process technology, high availability and hygienic design from its suppliers when purchasing new machines. This applies for Rittal too. Read More

Changing Scene

Rittal News Rittal Systems Canada Certified as Great Place to Work for Fifth Consecutive Year
For the fifth consecutive year, Rittal Systems Ltd. is being certified as a Great Workplace in Canada after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada...
Renewable Energy Concrete Solutions to Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption for Electricity Generation
In the context of the energy transition currently unfolding where reducing greenhouse gas emissions has become a top priority for society, the TechnoCentre éolien will organize a technical workshop entitled Integrating Renewable Energy in Remote Microgrids...
NL Hydro NL Hydro Says Transmission Line on Schedule Despite Deadly Tower Collapse
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says a new transmission line from Bay d'Espoir to the Avalon Peninsula will be completed as expected in December…


How the IIoT Is Delivering on Asset Performance Management, Part 3

By John Boville
Schneider The following five trends are converging around IIoT to help more companies achieve maintenance benefits such as those that Ash Grove Cement Cement, of Overland Park, Kansas has enjoyed. Ash Grove Cement uses Schneider Electric's Avantis asset management software to automate maintenance data collection at each of its nine facilities. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Jeremy Herrington: Total Electrical Solutions

By Owen Hurst
Jeremy Herrington Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy's customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience. Read More


LEDs and Their Possible Health Effects, Part 1

LED Health LED lamps and displays appear to pose no direct adverse health effects among the general healthy population, concludes a just-published literature review. However, the review found that gaps exist in our understanding of potential LED health hazards, and other population groups may be at risk. For example, exposure to LEDs and other lights in the late evening may affect our circadian rhythm. Read More


5 Dumb Things Smart People Do When Testing Electricity

Safety Fluke People who make their living by working with electricity quickly develop a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being "live." Yet the pressures of the getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back on line can result in carelessness and uncharacteristic mistakes by even the most seasoned electrician. Here are five quick reminders of what not to do when taking electrical measurements. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Electrical Contractor Median Hourly Rate by Employer Type

Electrical contractors working for the government have the highest hourly wage, although self-employed electricians are not too far behind.

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New Products and Solutions

Insulate Kit

Ideal Industries Journeyman Insulated Kit

Ideal Industries' 26-piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for replacing those worn out old tools. The kit includes a variety of tools to meet all job-site requirements and are double insulated and 1,000 volt certified. Read More
Delviro Retail

Delviro Lite Up Retail LED

Delviro Energy's Lite Up Retail LED has a contemporary style that uses cutting edge LED technology to provide retail outlets with efficient and cost-effective lighting. Features include 4' and 8' options, white finish, aircraft cable mounting, and a wireless control option. With an operating temperature of -20° to +40°C, the LEDs offer colour temperatures of 3000K / 3500K / 4000K / 5000K. Read More

Arlington Drop In Floor Box Kit

Arlington's new Drop in floor box saves time and provides a neat, flush installation in minutes with a single hole saw. Brass or nickel-plated metal covers with gasketted lids seat into a low profile, .040" thick plated steel flange that sits flush with the floor to prevent being a trip hazard. The floor box is cULus listed. Read More
Philips Driver

Philips Lumiblade OLED Driver-Low Voltage

This driver detects the power and voltage needs of the attached OLED and drives the attached OLED panel accordingly. This one-driver-fits-all-panels approach makes life easy for users and ensures this driver remains compatible with future developments. A compact housing enables new design possibilities, while cascading multiple drivers reduce the costs for the transformers.. 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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