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Product News, July 2010

Construction accounting software Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction 2011 software offers improvements to core accounting functionality along with new job management features that the company says help users take advantage of stimulus opportunities and keep better tabs on jobs, inventory, and status. In addition, a new Change Orders feature helps facilitate tracking of all the aspects

Construction accounting software

Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction 2011 software offers improvements to core accounting functionality along with new job management features that the company says help users take advantage of stimulus opportunities and keep better tabs on jobs, inventory, and status. In addition, a new Change Orders feature helps facilitate tracking of all the aspects of a change order in one place, including when a change is approved, who approved it, when it is applied, impacts to projected revenue, expenses, and end dates. Other features include a customizable dashboard that allows users to process large quantities of information about a single inventory item or service and streamlined service billing that lets users quickly invoice customers for any unbilled time and expenses.
Sage North America
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Basket tray clip

This basket tray clip provides a strong and reliable means of securing cables with high fault levels to cable management solutions when used in conjunction with its trefoil cleats. Manufactured from 316L stainless steel, the clip snaps into position on the basket wires. The cleats are then secured to it using a standard set screw and flange nut.
Ellis Patents
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Device connectors

The Arrow Hart brand of ArrowLink SPD modular devices features a feed-through connection method that takes 18 in. of wire and three wire connectors required for pigtailing out of the box. Available in traditional leaded and non-leaded versions, the product can reduce installation time by 30% to 60%, according to the company.
Cooper Wiring Devices
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Commercial truck

According to the company, the 2011 model year 12,000-lb GVWR NPR ECO-MAX low cab forward truck offers up to 20% improved fuel economy and increased payload capacity compared to previous NPR models. The truck is powered by the company's turbocharged, 4-cylinder, 3-liter 4JJ1-TC diesel engine, which delivers 150 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the engine is 2010 EPA and CARB OBD compliant and offers a B10 engine life rating of 310,000 miles. Other product features include 3-across seating; a cab that tilts; and wheelbase choices of 110 in., 134 in., and 151 in. to accommodate bodies up to 16 ft in length.
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Solar disconnect switch

The Solar Photovoltaic Type VBII is a UL-listed, 3-pole solar disconnect switch that can control three separate 600VDC circuits, according to the company. Available in 30A, 60A, and 100A ratings, the switch uses magnets located within the line bases to disperse and extinguish arcs when negative-ground 600VDC circuits are opened under load. Available in fusible and non-fusible versions, the product comes in Type 1 and 3R enclosures for indoor and outdoor installations. Additional features include a factory-installed ground bar, rolled front flange, and a metal handle with a large plastic grip that offers positive stop in both ON and OFF positions. Two and 3-point mounting provisions are also offered as well as large top, bottom, and side gutters to help facilitate wiring.
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Extension cords

When connected to a tool or other electrical devices, these extension cords provide a positive lock and can be disengaged only by choice, according to the company. UL-listed, the extension cords feature an SJTW jacket that resists moisture, abrasion, and prolonged exposure to sunlight and the elements. They are available in 14 gauge and 12 gauge, and in 50-ft and 100-ft lengths.
Coleman Cable
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Solid-state connector

The SlimSeal SSL connector features an IP67 seal rating, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor applications that are exposed to wet environments. The connector can be used in traditional lighting fixtures and commercial refrigeration. Features include UV-resistant wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations, SMT and thru-hole headers, positive integral latching, and preassembled seals. Available in two, three, and four positions, the polarized, RoHS-compliant product accepts 18 AWG through 24 AWG stranded wire. Other features include an operating current of 5A, a maximum operating voltage of 250VAC/250VDC, and a 1,500VAC dielectric withstanding voltage rating.
Tyco Electronics
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Wind turbine platform

The SafAscent modular wind turbine platform features padded rollers that allow unrestricted and protected access to a wind turbine tower from beneath the nacelle to the tip of the blade. Measuring 6 ft 6 in., the platform can be raised and lowered via a 220V, single-phase traction hoist. Other features include a 500-lb capacity, aluminum end frames, nylon cleats, steel wind cage stirrup, and casters to facilitate trailer loading and unloading.
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Portable generators

The GP Series of portable generators is now 15% smaller than previous models. Features include covered outlets for protection from outdoor elements and, depending on the model, an easy-to-read fuel gauge, hour meter with maintenance resets, dual 120V outlets, and a 30A Twistlock with circuit breaker protection and a fold-down locking handle. Other highlights include oversized steel tube cradles and low oil shutdown. In addition, the GP15000E and GP17500E models feature the company's OHVI engines.
Generac Power Systems
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Laser distance meter

The Disto D210TX laser distance meter features a sealed keypad that the company says can be washed off under running water. Dust- and impact-resistant, the meter has a robust rubber jacket that has been drop-tested from 2 m. Additional product highlights include an illuminated, wear-resistant 4-line display and a multifunctional end piece with automatic position detection for measuring out of corners and from edges.
Leica Geosystems
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LED track luminaire

The Halo Stasis LED track luminaire features an 85 CRI and is available in small and medium sizes with spot, narrow flood, and flood optical distributions as well as 3,000°K and 4,000°K color temperatures. According to the company, the luminaire contains no mercury and produces no harmful UV light. For use with multiple Halo track systems, product features include an adjustable arm allowing ±90° for both rotation and tilt, an indicator mark on the arm bottom for lamp housing alignment with the track, and an integral on/off switch that allows installation without de-energizing the track run. Finishes include white, black, and aluminum haze.
Cooper Lighting
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Grounding bars

Compatible with updates to the Telecommunication Industry Association's (TIA) grounding standard, these telecommunications grounding bars and telecommunications main grounding bars are available individually or as a complete kit. To simplify stocking and ordering, kits can be ordered one kit per rack. Products for grounding within raised floors are also available.
Cooper B-Line
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Solar Masthead II cordgrips feature a thin Santoprene membrane gland covering that allows users to choose from one to 13 wires by piercing the wire through the number of dimples on the membrane. UL-recognized, the cordgrips can be used in place of rooftop combiner boxes and are easily threaded into an adapter that allows them to be attached directly to rigid (PVC) or EMT-type conduit, according to the company. Features include a watertight seal for PV module output leads to inverters, NPT threads that assemble into schedule 40 fittings, generous wrenching flats, and an assembled metal locknut. Constructed of UV-resistant nylon with a TPE or Buna N Sealing gland to resist salt water, weak acids, gasoline, alcohol, oil, grease, and common solvents, they meet 94 V-2 flammability and IP 68 ratings, require no disassembly for installation, and feature a temperature rating of -22°F to 212°F.
Heyco Products
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Estimating software

Electrical Bid Manager with On-Screen Takeoff software allows users to complete an entire estimate process — from takeoffs to estimating labor and creating the bid report — all on a single computer screen. In addition to eliminating the need to purchase printed drawings, the software also allows users to count and measure drawings directly onscreen and is compatible with a variety of electrical drawing file formats, including Windows 7, XP, and Vista.
Vision InfoSoft
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Fish tape

Volt-Guard fish tape incorporates 1,000V non-conductive fiberglass into a stiff rectilinear tape design, which the company says results in better pushing power than other non-conductive tapes. Enclosed within a Tuff-Grip Pro case constructed of rugged polypropaline plastic, the fish tape is available in 60-ft and 120-ft versions. In addition, the product features a grooved, non-slip, oversized handle.
Ideal Industries
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Impact wrench

The SSW18 18V ½-in. impact wrench has been added to the company's PowerMasterSeries of 18V Li-ion cordless power tools. Featuring a maximum torque of 1,947 in.-lb, the wrench offers three electronic speed ranges from 0 rpm to 1,600 rpm, 0 rpm to 2,150 rpm, and 0 rpm to 2,650 rpm. Additional features include a pistol-grip design, trigger button for access to tight spaces, air-cooled charging technology, and two Li-ion battery packs. Weighing 4.1 lb and measuring 613/16 in. long, the product also features a die-cast aluminum gear housing.
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Pipe and conduit clamp

This UL-listed strut pipe clamp features a retained bolt and thread impression to eliminate handling of separate nuts and bolts. One clamp fits ½-in. and ¾-in. trade sizes and provides a 2-1 SKU reduction. According to the company, the product's slanted design facilitates installation and allows pipe and conduit to be tightly spaced. Made from zinc-plated steel, it can be used to secure ½-in. and ¾-in. conduit and pipe from strut sizes 15/8 in. (41 mm) wide × minimum 13/16 in. (21 mm) high.
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Combination laser kit

The PMC 46 Combilaser offers users an all-in-one solution for leveling, aligning, plumbing, and squaring applications. According to the company, the laser features Pulse Power technology for reliable, accurate measurements with the touch of a button. Other features include a 20-hr battery life; an Impact Protection System and rubberized drop points for added durability; a PMA 78 universal adapter; a wall-mount, ceiling clamp, magnetic bracket, and drywall stand all in one unit; and a PMC 20 compact tripod. In addition, the product comes with the company's calibration service, which ensures the product will be calibrated and adjusted as needed.
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Mounting brackets

LV1LP non-metallic mounting brackets are suitable for installing low-voltage Class 2 wiring and seating wall plates flush with the mounting surface. The single-gang, low-profile bracket is designed for installations using ½-in. or ⅝-in. drywall installed on cast concrete or concrete block walls with furring strips. For existing construction, the product adjusts to fit ¼-in. to 1-in. wall thicknesses
Arlington Industries
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Halogen lamp

The Eco-Friendly Halogen A19 lamp is fully dimmable and available in four different models. According to the company, the 29W model is equivalent in lumen output to a 40W incandescent; the 43W model is comparable to a 60W incandescent; the 53W model is equivalent to a 75W incandescent; and the 72W model is comparable to a 100W incandescent. Available in clear and soft white finishes, the lamp is for use on a 120V lighting system and features a 1,000-hr life, according to the company. The lumen output ranges from 380W for the 29W soft white style to 1,490 lumens for the 72W clear-finished version.
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LED outdoor luminaires

AccuLite outdoor luminaires now feature LEDs that provide 50,000 hr of light at 40°C, according to the company. Available products include Polaris LED wall-mounted fixtures, Stonewall vandal-resistant LED wall sconces, cylindrical-shaped Parklume PL7 LED pathway fixtures, and AccuPak WP LED security luminaires, which the company says deliver 55% energy savings compared to similar High Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures.
Juno Lighting Group
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Electronic plan room

Mobile PlanRoom provides multi-user access to all of a given project's construction drawings, specifications, notes, contracts, and other related documents from an iPad or the Web. Drawings and other construction documents are first uploaded to the online construction document management tool, and then accessed via an iPad or the Internet.
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LED luminaire

The 2200 Series LED luminaire is dry-/damp-rated and features an industrial surface-mount kit. According to the company, the 2-ft × 2-ft luminaire typically delivers uniform lighting at less than 50% of the ASHRAE standard illumination requirements for parking facilities. Features include an ultrathin profile; 3,800 lumens; 62W; dimming from 0V to 10V; 4,000°K to 5,000°K color temperature; power supply that can be operated remotely; and 25% to 50% energy savings.
Lunera Lighting
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Isolation transformers

This latest version of ISO-PUCK II enclosed hospital-grade isolation transformers is available in 400VA, 800VA, and 1,200VA power ratings with input and output voltages of 115V. New features include a molded polycarbonate enclosure with an imbedded IEC60320 C-13 receptacle as well as a green LED light to indicate that power is on. Designed for installation between the wall outlet and any electrical or electronic apparatus used in patient care areas, the company says the transformers comply with required maximum leakage current standards.
Bridgeport Magnetics Group
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LED downlights

The Halo LED H7 line of LED recessed downlights has been expanded to include the Halo LED 900 Series and Halo LED 1200 Series. Suitable for new construction or as a retrofit to existing 6-in. nominal compatible housings (via an Edison screw-base adapter included with the module), the LEDs feature 80 CRI and offers color temperatures of 2,700°K, 3,000°K, 3,500°K, and 4,000°K.
Cooper Lighting
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LED lamps and luminaires

The E-Core LED Series includes a lamp line as well as a downlight line. The lamp line includes six reflector lamps in three colors and two A19 bulbs in two colors. The downlight line includes six models available in four colors, the brightest of which reaches 1250 lumens. According to the company, the LEDs operate for no less than 40,000 hr and are mercury-free.
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Weatherproof jacket

The Defender weatherproof jacket features DuraLock Xtreme fabric. According to the company, an impenetrable outer shell protects the wearer from water, oils, and other liquids while a wind block interlining keeps wind out and provides increased warmth and air circulation. Made of 100% peached cotton canvas, the zip-up jacket is stain-resistant and lined with anti-pill, quilted micro fleece. In addition, the garment is available in men's sizes M to XXL in gunmetal, khaki, and medium denim colors.
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Saddle box

The Weather Guard brand all-steel, low-profile saddle box fits just above a truck's bed rail to help keep rear sightlines intact. Available in two sizes to fit full-sized and compact pickup trucks, the box features a powder-coat finish in either black or white. According to the company, the product's crimp-free/drill-free mounting brackets facilitate installation. Other features include the company's Extreme Protection lock, a full weather seal to resist moisture, a weatherproof power cord pass-through, and gas shocks open the lid at the push of a button.
Knaack, a div. of Emerson
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Lighting controller

Designed to work in conjunction with existing lighting pole controllers, the Green Spider turns off three or four individual 1,000W fixtures and leaves the remaining fixtures illuminated for local lighting codes and security reasons, and resets itself at dawn. According to the company, by controlling a lighting poles individual fixtures during off-peak hours, the system reduces lighting energy consumption and costs by approximately 30%, extends the life of existing lighting equipment, and pays for itself in as little as four months.
Green Spider Energy
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Lighting controllers

The Half-Light Series of controllers provides independent control for multiple ballast luminaires from a single existing wall switch. The Two Stage Half Light model is designed for a 2-ballast, 4-lamp fixture where each ballast controls two lamps, while the Three Stage Half Light model is designed for a 6-lamp fixture where one ballast controls two lamps and the other ballast controls the remaining four lamps. Featuring a low-profile, the company says the controllers are compatible with a range of popular fluorescent and HID lamps and install directly into the fluorescent or HID ballast channel wherever a dual- or multi-ballast lighting configuration is present.
Functional Devices
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