November 2005 Products of the Week

November 2005 Products of the Week

Motor management system

The SIMOCODE pro motor management system is designed for low-voltage motors and requires a minimal amount of programming. The compact management system provides protection, monitoring, and control functions. It displays detailed information on the status and performance of each motor component, including actual motor current, motor direction, phase status, and overload status. It also has built-in motor safety features, such as instant disabling of the starter, the ability to detect certain unsafe conditions, and automatic reversing protection.


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Voltage/GFCI tester

The VT50 two-pole voltage tester doubles as a GFCI tester. The tester’s LEDs indicate five different levels of voltage from 12V to 400V, either AC or DC. It can be hung around the user’s neck to free up his hands and it’s UL safety-listed. No battery is required, since the unit being tested provides power for the device.


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Slide dimmers

The single and dual slide TradeMaster dimmers meet the new California Residential Title 24 standards for energy conservation, which require that households use high-efficacy lighting, vacancy sensors, and dimmers. Offered in white, light almond, and ivory, both dimmers come in ratings of 600W and 1,000W. The single slide dimmer is 1.2 in. deep, designed to leave more room in the box for installation purposes. The dual slide dimmer will be available for purchase in December.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand

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Mini hydraulic excavator

The 301.8C mini hydraulic excavator features an 18.1 hp engine and increased hydraulic flow and pressure. The two-speed excavator’s variable displacement hydraulic pump prevents stalling, and the independent swing boom enables the machine to work next to a wall or obstruction. Its cab has a retractable front window, a suspension seat, console-mounted implement controls, and adjustable wrist supports. The mini excavator has a 200° bucket-rotation, a 12 ft 6 in. maximum reach, and a 7 ft 7 in. maximum digging depth.


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