Tools for Panel Builders

AutomationDirect: Additional Wera Screwdriving Tools, Wrenches, Tool Sets, and More
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AutomationDirect: Additional Wera Screwdriving Tools, Wrenches, Tool Sets, and More

AutomationDirect has added more quality Wera tool choices to their great selection of industrial tools. Wera is a well-known manufacturer of quality, ergonomic, and safety-oriented tools. The new additions include Kraftform Plus standard hex tip screwdrivers and slotted terminal block tools, Kraftform Micro precision screwdrivers, Zyklop Mini ratcheting screwdrivers with internal multi-bit sets, Kraftform Kompakt t-handles, Hex-Plus hex and Torx key sets, and Joker self-adjusting VDE-insulated spanner wrenches.

Weidmuller USA Launches PZ 2.5: The Smallest Crimping Tool on the Market
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Weidmuller USA Launches PZ 2.5: The Smallest Crimping Tool on the Market

Weidmuller USA has recently developed and launched the PZ 2.5 S, the smallest professional crimping tool on the market for wire end ferrules. In control cabinet construction, cables of the most diverse cross-sections are fitted with wire end ferrules. On average, 90% of these connections are in a cross-section range of AWG 14 (2.5 mm2) and smaller. A focus on this cross-section range makes the PZ 2.5 extremely compact and ergonomic – the small handle width and the opening angle, as well as the weight, make the tool easy to use without incurring fatigue in the hand, wrist, or arm.

Weidmuller USA Unveils stripax plus Tool: An All-in-One Solution to Cut, Strip & Crimp Single Wires
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Weidmuller USA Unveils stripax plus Tool: An All-in-One Solution to Cut, Strip & Crimp Single Wires

Weidmuller USA has recently unveiled the new stripax plus tool that can cut, strip and crimp single wires in the cross-section range from AWG 20 to 14 (0.5 to 25 mm2). Designed to save space in the toolbox, the multifunctional stripax plus is an all-in-one solution. The wire-end ferrules are stored in a magazine in the tool’s handle and are automatically transported to the crimping die. Adjustments to different cross-sections are made automatically so that no manual adjustment is required.

AutomationDirect: Wiha Screwdrivers, Pliers, Crimpers, Wire Strippers, and Cutters
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AutomationDirect: Wiha Screwdrivers, Pliers, Crimpers, Wire Strippers, and Cutters

AutomationDirect is pleased to announce the addition of world-renowned Wiha tools to its vast selection of industrial tools. The new Wiha tool offering includes various types of standard, insulated, and miniature/precision screwdrivers; multi-bit, hex, and impact bit drivers; general purpose, insulated, cutting, crimping, and precision pliers; cable shears; many tool set choices; and more.

Klein Tools: New Multi-Tester Combines Core Electrical Products into One Model
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Klein Tools: New Multi-Tester Combines Core Electrical Products into One Model

Klein Tools introduces the Digital Multi-Tester DMM with Receptacle Tester, combining core electrical products into one convenient model. “Trade professionals need tools that are versatile, and serve a variety of needs on the jobsite,” says Amy Hart, senior product manager at Klein Tools. “Our new Digital Multi-Tester is a first-of-its-kind tool that combines multiple core electrical products into one convenient tool.”

Brady: M211 Portable Bluetooth Label Printer
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Brady: M211 Portable Bluetooth Label Printer

Design. Preview. Print. All from your phone. The M211 portable Bluetooth label printer is a tough, compact labeler that belongs on any jobsite. Seamlessly design, preview and print labels right from Brady’s Express Labels Mobile app for iOS and Android. Create custom labels from your phone’s familiar keyboard via ultra strong BLE Bluetooth technology. Maximize on-site efficiency — import data, save and share files with ease. Plus, get more done with 22 barcode/QR code types, 85 fonts and over 1400 symbols.

RS Announces New Product Design Center to Further Expand DesignSpark Capabilities
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RS Announces New Product Design Center to Further Expand DesignSpark Capabilities

RS recently announced a further expansion in the capability of DesignSpark — its fast-growing online community for engineers — with its new Product Design Center, shortly after the reveal of its new circuit simulator tool. The design center includes a rich pool of technical information about more than one billion electronic component part numbers, enabling DesignSpark members to make more informed decisions about the products they use in their designs.

RS Unveils New Circuit Simulator Tool for DesignSpark Users on the 13th Anniversary of the Engineering Community
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RS Unveils New Circuit Simulator Tool for DesignSpark Users on the 13th Anniversary of the Engineering Community

RS recently announced the launch of a new circuit simulator tool for use by the 1.3 million members of the DesignSpark engineering community. The announcement coincides with the 13th anniversary of DesignSpark, which was on July 5th, 2010. In partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software’s PartQuest Explore team, all DesignSpark members, regardless of their subscription option, will have access to the new DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool. This browser-based tool provides a comprehensive environment for designing, modeling, simulating, and analyzing electronic and mechatronic circuits and systems.

Phoenix Contact: clipx WIRE Assist Improves Efficiency
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Phoenix Contact: clipx WIRE Assist Improves Efficiency

Control panel builders can improve wire processing efficiency with the new clipx WIRE assist system from Phoenix Contact. The customizable system includes a software program and an optional, adjustable workbench with a variety of accessories. The clipx WIRE assist software increases wire processing productivity and improves consistency. The software controls the wire cutting and labeling devices, guiding the user through clear onscreen instructions on a laptop or touchscreen.

AutomationDirect: Epson LabelWorks Portable Label Printers
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AutomationDirect: Epson LabelWorks Portable Label Printers

AutomationDirect has added Epson LabelWorks portable label printers for your wire marking needs. The Epson PX series label printers are available in four different models and support 3 to 36mm [1/8 to 1-1/2 in] labels. The LW-PX300 is a low-cost, compact wire-marking, bar code, and general-identification label printer. The LW-PX400 printer is a portable, wireless industrial labeling and wire-marking printer that is Bluetooth compatible and works with iOS or Android mobile devices.

OKW: Fluorescent and Photoluminescent Printing – Be Seen
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OKW: Fluorescent and Photoluminescent Printing – Be Seen

Whether in hazardous areas or in diffuse lighting conditions, sometimes attracting attention is not only desirable but also necessary. OKW has expanded its range of custom printing colors to meet these requirements. Customers can now specify OKW’s products with labels and graphics produced (by screen or tampo printing) using new fluorescent inks. These are ideal for warning messages or for attracting attention to equipment such as emergency electronics.

IBOCO: CL Wire Management Retainers
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IBOCO: CL Wire Management Retainers

IBOCO’s full line of CL Wire Retainers provide many different sizes to match the myriad of products that compound the IBOCO wire duct series. The full line of CL Wire Retainers are available in Dark Grey RAL 7021. These wire management retainers enable you to retain wires during installation, tremendously facilitating what can be a daunting task. They also provide additional strain relief of wire duct fingers, while eliminating bulging against the sidewall. IBOCO CL wire retainers offer a great time-saving solution to customers.

AutomationDirect: Additional FATH T-Slotted Rail Hardware Components
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AutomationDirect: Additional FATH T-Slotted Rail Hardware Components

AutomationDirect has added more FATH hardware components to their selection of T-slotted rail products. These components easily install in SureFrame rails, as well as many other brands, and include roll-in T-slot nuts with spring loaded ball, slide-in T-slot nuts, screw and miter connectors, 1- and 2-slot pivot joints, extended swivel bases, foot consoles, leveling casters, magnetic catches, sensor mounting blocks, protection profiles, profile sliders, roller elements, and much more.

Panduit: Pan-Steel MLT2.7S-CP Cable Tie
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Panduit: Pan-Steel MLT2.7S-CP Cable Tie

The MLT2.7S-CP self-locking cable tie speeds up installation with a unique self-locking head design that locks into place at any part of the tie body. The smooth surfaces and rounded edges assure cable protection and worker safety while providing a strong, durable method of cabling bundle. The MLT2.7S-CP cable tie can be used in a wide range of indoor, outdoor, and underground applications.

Panduit: CCSSTR2025-X Stainless Steel Trefoil Cable Cleat
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Panduit: CCSSTR2025-X Stainless Steel Trefoil Cable Cleat

The CCSSTR2025-X Stainless Steel Trefoil Cable Cleat offers protection against extreme environments and high short circuit current faults. The cable cleat is certified to IEC 61914:2015, tested up to 172kA peak fault current and retains cables in the event of a short circuit fault. Compatible with cable diameter of 20-25mm and installs using a separately sold mounting bracket or direct to the cable tray rung via fixing hole and user-supplied M8 bolt. Features 316L SS and removable spacer.