Product News - October 2019

Reed Pump Stick battery-operated water transfer pump

The Reed Pump Stick with cordless power provides a portable, job-site-friendly way to remove water. The battery-operated liquid transfer pump can be used with an 18-20-volt battery by replacing the battery adapter plate with one designed for common, slide-style batteries. It has a hard-shell, aluminum main body shaft for durability, and the on/off switch is sealed and water resistant. There are multiple screens, strainers and filters to protect the impeller. The Pump Stick comes with a 2-foot hose, but 4- and 7-foot hose extensions are available. The pump lifts water up to 12 feet. A comfort grip handle at the top brings the pump to 4 feet for operational ease. 800-666-3691;

VMAC UNDERHOOD 70 air compressor for Ram trucks

VMAC’s UNDERHOOD 70 air compressor is now available for 2019 Ram trucks with a Cummins diesel engine. The rotary screw air compressor is designed specifically to be installed in the engine compartment of the Ram truck. It can produce up to 70 cfm of continuous airflow at 100 psi, with a maximum of 175 psi. The compressor frees up to 25 cubic feet on the truck deck and saves up to 260 pounds, allowing for more tools and equipment or better fuel economy. It also performs well in extreme climates, including arctic and desert environments since it is installed in the engine compartment of the truck and protected from the elements. 800-738-8622;

Schneider Electric arc flash isolation design

Schneider Electric’s ArcBlok technology in the Square D brand Model 6 motor control center is a new equipment design that is not just a barrier to arc flash events, but also helps to prevent the causes of arc flash, extinguishing and containing the arc energy if they occur. Thermal sensors allow temperature monitoring in a mobile device while standing outside the arc flash boundary. Faster temperature readings can be taken without the personal protective equipment normally required for infrared thermography. Zigbee communication protocols can be used to monitor main breaker operating temperatures on a wireless device. The unit can be specified for new installations or retrofit as a new main section as a part of a modernization project to add protection to an existing motor control center installation. 919-266-3761;

Nidec Motor vertical HOLLOSHAFT inverter duty motors

Nidec Motor’s totally enclosed fan-cooled CORRO-DUTY vertical HOLLOSHAFT inverter duty motors are cast iron and designed with full Class H insulating materials to withstand the steep-wave-front voltage impressed by the variable-frequency drive waveform. They are designed to run smoother and cooler on inverter power supplies, which can lead to improved system efficiency and reliability. Previously only available as built to order, the motors are now available to purchase off the shelf. The motors are NEMA Premium efficient and are available in 5-300 hp with two and four poles (3,600 and 1,800 rpm) and frame sizes 184-449. 888-637-7333;

Apollo Safety Man Down/Lone Worker safety devices

Apollo Safety introduced an enhanced line of Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial Scientific. Through its monitoring technology, when a lone worker falls and does not get back up right away, the system can trigger an audible, visual and vibration alarm back to a monitoring station, to a cell through text or email notifications, or directly to emergency services. The system can alert responders and direct them in real time to a precise outdoor location or, if indoors, to the exact floor and room where an employee is located. Man Down/Lone Worker technology also features false fall detection, enabling the lone worker to cancel the pending alert before it’s communicated to monitoring personnel. A press of the check-in button returns the device to normal operation. 800-813-5408;

Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill

The Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill integrates dual-rod technology into a compact machine design to efficiently maneuver through rock in congested cities, busy neighborhoods or tight job sites. Featuring a narrow footprint and a weight of 16,500 pounds, its light weight is well suited for fiber, electrical, gas and water installation in hard rock, as well as other challenging ground conditions. It has the Vermeer Firestick drill rod dual system that provides a 7% downhole steerability. The unit’s threaded outer rod has a rotational torque of 3,000 ft-lbs, while its hex inner rod delivers up to 800 ft-lbs. The drill is powered by a DEUTZ TCD 3.6 L4 diesel engine and a thrust/pullback of 24,000 pounds. 800-837-6337; 


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