Electrical Contracting News (ECN) March 2017 - Page 57

SPONSORED STORIES FROM THE INDUSTRY COMPANY SHOWCASE PRODUCTS WORKING SMARTER – WHEN SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER! Designed by one of its customers, Kyle Gamble, a young contractor from St Albans, Super Rod has announced ‘Duoxim Arbor’. The new product is designed to make the installation of new fire rated downlights easier when it comes to having to widen a hole for them to fit. This is a problem Kyle has encountered first hand, when he was faced with an install of over 200 downlights, all with the same issue, coupled with a customer who did not want to redecorate. With this in mind Kyle came up with a solution and set about thinking of how he could bring his idea to market. Six months later, after contacting and working with Super Rod, the finished product is now about to hit the stores in the UK and will be demonstrated at all of this year’s Elex trade shows starting from 1st February 2017. For further information visit: www.super-rod.co.uk MAXILUX ‘MAKES LIGHT WORK EASIER’ FOR LED STRIP MARKETING TO WHOLESALE SECTOR Maxilux is bringing two new innovations to the wholesale market and now supplies PU coated strips on 25m reels, meaning that it can be cut the required length for customers with no waste, and solder free robust connectors that allow the wholesaler to prepare cables to exact specifications in a matter of minutes. This way the customer leaves the store with LED strip that is the correct size, easy to fit and strong, whilst the wholesaler has been able to sell a product at improved margins because it’s custom made. This is complemented by power supplies and dimmer switches. The initiative has been welcomed by a number of wholesalers due to its easy installation, with a kit version available. Alternatively the strip can be cut between each LED light to provide any length. For further information visit: www.maxilux.co.uk CRABTREE ACTS ON INSTINCT WITH WIRING ACCESSORIES LAUNCH Crabtree has launched a major new product range, Instinct, containing over 300 products including sockets, fuse connection units and data outlets. Named for its intuitive design and clever new features, the Instinct range includes full contact cable clamps which improve cable retention and reduce deformation, and integrated LED indicators built into the rocker switch, which retains plate strength and improves aesthetics. Other new features include upward facing inline terminals, an easy to use connection layout that improves installation times because there is no need to rotate or twist the accessory – making for a more reliable connection method. Additionally, the Instinct socket outlets conform to the highest British safety standards and more, because they contain multi-pin safety shutters which prevent access to the power supply unless using a BS1363 plug top. The range features slimline plates with soft curves, smooth lines and contoured profiles – details that fit naturally into any environment. For further information visit: www.electrium. co.uk/crabtree THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS The 93275 magnetic tape measure from Klein Tools features easier to read markings and added durability. The tape measure is 7.5m long and has a nylon coated, hardened steel blade that resists abrasion and wear. The tool also includes a built-in shock absorber to protect the blade tip. The tool has the added feature of a double sided rule in both imperial and metric measurements on the front and back of the tape. This has been printed both horizontally and vertically for increased visibility, helpful when working against walls, ceilings and conduit or by yourself. The tape measure is packed with additional features, including a durable steel belt clip for convenience, as well as a multi-riveted end hook with a bottom blade protector that reinforces the blade tip. This provides maximum pull-out strength as well as shock and impact resistant case. The end of tape measure also includes a large rare earth magnet allowing the full distance to be extended with ease when working alone. For further information visit: www.kleintools.co.uk WEATHERPROOF ACCESSORIES FROM GREENBROOK GreenBrook has developed a brand new range of weatherproof accessories, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range, to provide high levels of safety and practicality in both commercial and domestic applications. Easy to install, the PowerBreaker ProteKt range has been designed to offer the highest levels of protection against the ingress of water and solid matter (IP66) to provide safe and efficient electrical connections in even the most arduous conditions. Ideal for use in industrial environments, such as wash down areas, as well as in a whole host of commercial areas and around the home, the range includes single, twin and PowerBreaker RCD sockets, single and twin switches, timers and fused spurs. PowerBreaker ProteKt enclosures feature a spring loaded hinge to ensure the lid closes and the guided fixing holes are isolated in a weatherproof chamber – eliminating the requirement for sealing screw entries – saving time for the installer. Replaceable knockouts allow easy reconfiguration of installation. For further information visit: www.greenbrook.co.uk ML ACCESSORIES LAUNCHES NEW KNIGHTSBRIDGE 2017 CATALOGUE ML Accessories Group has announced the publication of its new Knightsbridge 2017 catalogue. Over 300 new products have been introduced to this edition, offering the latest technological advancements in LED lighting and electrical wiring accessories. Featuring technical details and images of the extensive Knightsbridge ranges of switches, sockets, domestic and commercial lighting, the catalogue is available for download via the ML Accessories’ website or a printed copy can be ordered for use while on site or at the trade counter. This is the company’s most extensive portfolio to date and features hundreds of new lines, so there is something for every style and budget. For further information visit: www.mlaccessories.co.uk March 2017 | 57