Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

DX3 is an Alberta-based, Canadian-owned manufacturer of commercial electrical equipment. Specializing in outdoor solar light, DX3 provides “light anywhere, anytime.” All of the firm’s products can be installed without any utility grid connections, and it provides solutions for commercial and municipal users where existing lighting poles and infrastructure are not in place.

 

Flextherm, a company in Montreal’s southern reaches that specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of floor heating systems, came into being 25 years ago. A celebration last summer captures the expectations and ambitions of the founder and president, Philippe Charron. The event brought together customers, distributors and employees.

 

McCoy Samuels was recently named the 2016 Recipient of the RAB Design Lighting Award of Excellence — a scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a passion for the electrical industry.

 

 

Keith Sones, President of Allteck for the past several years and now an executive with the Valard Group of Companies, is an incredible story teller. You will read his stories in EIN on a regular basis starting next month. He will talk to you about safety management, business development in our industry, relationships with your customers, aboriginal advancement, operational leadership and much more because he knows a lot about those subjects.

 

 

Ledvance

LEDVANCE GmbH, a new legally independent lamp manufacturing company born out of the former Osram Lamps business division, aims to bring forward “an almost incomparable depth of experience in terms of light, successful products with strong brands, and high-impact sales team.”

 

 

When you walk into Holley Electric Ltd., you can’t help but feel an ambiance of pride. Pride in their history, for the quality of their work, and an appreciation for their customers...

 

 

From the moment Cliff Wright traded in his military uniform for an electrician’s tool belt in 1949, Wright’s Electric has been showing customers throughout the Chatham, Ontario area how to wire “the Wright way”...

 

 

For Steve Del Guidice of 3E Power Services Ltd., a successful career in the electrical industry was never a question. It was only a matter of when...

 

 

 

Intermatic is a North American family-owned energy control company celebrating its 125th year in business...

 

 

 

Changing Scene

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Schneider Electric’s Electrical Safety Innovation Summit brings together experts from ...
  A new report published by Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld highlights drivers and ...
This year Electro-Federation Canada will award $156,250 across 62 scholarships supported by ...
  Would you own an electric vehicle if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to buy? Well, ...
  Bridgeport Fittings’ new website makes it far easier for contractors to search for, ...
  Massachusetts utilities announced today that they have selected a Hydro-Québec ...
  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and ...
  Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data ...
  Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and ...

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Latest Articles

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Use it or lose it. Few products in the world have a shorter shelf life than electricity. ...
By Paul Carp and Elaine Hsieh The expert consensus is broad: the most direct path toward a clean ...

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Product News

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  Philips PAR38 LED Single Optic Lamps with AirFlux Technology improves shopping experience ...
  The Audacy Wall-Mount Switch Replaces hard-wired light switch to provide onsite ...
  EiKO's Duck to Dawn LED is standard 50W-5000LM 5000K w/arm & Photocell Brionze ...
  Schneider Electric offers unique lighting accessory that can be clipped-in, scerwed or ...
  The Step-down Transformers offer a versatile slim design that comes in a 50VA and 100VA ...
  The Arancia Fold is a modular pendant system that can be built and positioned as needed, ...
  SpectraSync Color Tuning Technology enables dynamic control over the lighting of indoor ...
  Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software provides the tools needed to monitor and ...
  Reduced testing complexity, a simplified workflow and an intuitive user interface provide ...
  The FLIR DM166 is a must-have tool for commercial electricians, automation, electronics, ...

 

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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