Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Nov 19, 2019

EIN Greenlee G1 400Emerson announced the addition of a handheld puller to its Greenlee pulling lineup – the new G1 Versi-Tugger. The versatile and portable G1 is designed for pulls normally done by hand and can pull up to 68-percent faster when compared to manual pulling.

“We engineered and built G1 based on honest feedback from professionals,” said Adele Hendrix, product manager for Greenlee, Emerson. “We learned being fast wasn’t only about pull speed. From setup and pulling to unspooling the line after – the entire process should be quicker than pulling by hand. Our design delivers that speed.”

The patent-pending design features a tapered capstan that is capable of handling up to 1/2-inch rope. When used to spool pulling line or mule tape, the tapered capstan allows the spooled line to slide off in seconds with no need to reverse the drill.

Many of the G1’s unique features focus on ergonomics for increased comfort, safety and productivity. The handle provides balanced weight distribution to decrease strain and allows safe two-handed operation. G1’s universal five-position pulling-head quickly attaches to 1/2-inch to 4-inch conduit and offers five different positions giving the professional the option to pick the best angle for each pull. A pivoting monopod attachment provides flexibility and alleviates prolonged lifting, reducing operator fatigue. The 17-inch, adjustable-length boom reaches up to 10 feet using 1-inch rigid conduit as an extension to reduce the need to pull on a ladder.

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 The Evolution Series. Poke-Thru Devices, Floor, Wall and Ceiling Boxes 

Legrand Wiremold EvoFrom poke-thru devices to floor, wall and ceiling boxes, the Evolution Series has continued to increase device efficiency and reliability while providing durability and quality. Customizing your space and maximizing access to all the power, A/V and communications you could ever need. Evolution Series boxes bring power, communications and A/V to walls, floors and ceilings. Evolution adds flexibility, functionality and stylish good looks to every room you create when planning office buildings, airports, schools and hospitals.

 

 

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