The Square D S-Flex enclosed AC drive is designed for new and retrofit HVAC applications and features the Telemecanique Altivar 31 drive. The AC drive includes all mounting hardware and wiring connections, is NEC 2005 Art. 409-compliant, and comes with a Mag-Gard circuit breaker for resettable overcurrent and branch-circuit protection. It is available in two base enclosure sizes in 1 hp to 20 hp at 460V ratings that require NEMA Type 1 general-purpose enclosures.
Wireless building automation system
APOGGE wireless field-level network is based on a redundant mesh topology. The network was designed to provide flexible, efficient control of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in challenging building environments. The network was also designed to find a different transmission path if obstacles prevent the signal from finding its target.
Siemens Building Technologies
The high-pressure sodium, non-cycling Ceramalux lamp eliminates the unwanted “cycling” that causes outdoor lamps to turn off and on at the end of life. When the lamp reaches its end of life and goes out, it will stay out. The lamp contains 90% less mercury than the company's standard Ceramalux high-pressure sodium lamp and passed the EPA's TCLP test for non-hazardous waste. Its average life is 30,000 hours, and it's available in two shapes and five wattages from 70W to 400W.
Lighting fixtures with five-tap ballasts
Five-tap ballasts are now an optional feature on many of this company's lighting fixtures outfitted with metal-halide, pulse-start metal-halide, and high-pressure sodium lamps. This new feature will allow users a solution for each of the five U.S. voltage systems: 120V, 208V, 240V, 277V, and 480V. The company claims the new feature will reduce stocking requirements for the end-user, distributor, and contractors involved in fixture installation and maintenance.
Self-testing exit and emergency lighting
The Smart-Check feature on this company's emergency and exit products is a preprogrammed microcontroller that continuously monitors the unit's operational readiness, automatically performs code-mandated battery discharge testing, and communicates service status and alerts via a dual-colored LED indicator. The microcontroller also performs the required NFPA 101 LifeSafety Code and NEC-compliant testing of 15-min. battery discharge every 30 days and 90-min. full discharge every 12 months.
Voltage drop software
Lite-Calcs 2.0 is a second-generation software program for calculating voltage drop. The software's new features include enhancements for developing voltage drop calculations for fire alarm control panels, notification appliance circuits (NAC), and auxiliary power supplies. It includes a database for editing, adding, and deleting parts and displays a device description on the screen when a device is selected.
The new 387 HID/compact fluorescent light (CFL) vapor-proof series is UL-rated and certified for use in wet and non-hazardous locations. The 387 HID line and CFL fixtures are designed for either ceiling or bracket wall mounting. The 387 die cast aluminum housing can accommodate a 40W, 70W, or 100W high-pressure sodium lamp or corresponding metal-halide medium base lamp. The ceiling mount measures 7 ½ in. in diameter and 12 ¼ in. long, while the bracket mount version extends 10 in. from the wall and is 13 ¼ in. long.
Industrial lighting fixtures
This fixture line is designed for high-bay mounting heights of 18 ft to 105 ft. Its precision specular reflectors purportedly produce light fixture efficiencies of 98% and higher. The fixture line, offering more than 20 configurations, employs T5HO lamps — a high lumen fluorescent lamp that maintains up to 95% of lumen output over its 20,000 hour rated life.
Lighting control system
The Energy Control System (ECS) is an integrated hardware and software system that allows lighting fixtures, occupancy sensors, photosensors and wall dimmers to be individually addressed as part of a complete facility lighting control system. According to the company, the system has demonstrated energy savings of 55% to 70%. Designed for commercial buildings, it provides each person with the ability to control light levels in their workspace from their PC using the systems energy management software.
This self-contained lighting system features a domino-like connection system so that each module can be connected to other modules or embedded into walls, floors, or ceilings and can be placed up to 32 ft from the power supply and control interface. Featuring a three-year warranty when used with the company's Xitanium 40W driver, it is available with optics for narrow, medium, and line beams, and the option of warm white, cool white, and a variety of colors.
The McGill 5000-SRG incandescent handlamp features an impact-resistant thermoplastic handle and a zinc-plated 10-gauge steel cage to withstand harsh industrial and construction environments. UL-listed and CSA-certified, the handlamp is outfitted with the company's NO-ROL cage, enabling it to be positioned on most level surfaces. It accommodates up to a 200W rough service bulb and can be purchased with a choice of 12-in., 25-in., 50-in. lengths of all-weather 16/3-SJTW-A thermoplastic cord with molded plugs.
EGS Electrical Group
Industrial ballast housing
The EZ Bay Plus is the company's redesigned high and low bay industrial ballast housing. According to the company, the housing's thermally optimized design dissipates heat more effectively than the Die-Cast and the EZ Bay series it replaces. Featuring a built-in thermal chimney to isolate heat- sensitive components, it is also designed to permit operation at higher ambient temperatures and doesn't require reduced jacketed lamps.
The XE series of explosion-proof incandescent fixtures is designed to withstand harsh industrial environments involving flammable or explosive gases, vapors, or dusts. Constructed of alloy, the fixtures feature vibration-proof medium base lamp grips, light sources ranging from 100W to 300W, and an impact-resistant clear glass globe. All of the fixture's joints are threaded except at the globe where the flange is ground and clamped against an accurately machined surface.
Lighting control transformer
This lighting control transformer automatically resets after experiencing an overload situation. The transformer is designed for lighting control panels or wherever Class 2 protection is required to actuate banks of relays, contractors, solenoid valves, or pilot lamps. Available in a variety of UL- and C-UL-listed models, the transformer features 40VA continuous and 75VA intermittent capacity ratings for 50/60 Hz service. Various voltage input models are available, all with 24V output.
Fixture analyzer kit
The Fixture Analyzer kit is designed to identify HID fixtures that are past their useful life. The analyzer takes less than a minute to test fixtures and features a test socket adapter (with safety lead connectors) that screws into the fixture socket and a hard-shell carrying case. By identifying fixtures that are no longer able to provide the minimum current and voltage required to properly operate the lamps, it can save maintenance costs due to repeated trips to the same fixtures to replace burned out lamps.