The History of Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla was born on July 10th 1856, in the territory of modern day Croatia to his two Serbian parents. Tesla grew up into bright inquisitive, yet eccentric child, who found himself fascinated by the world around him. Tesla once tried to fly by jumping off the roof of a barn while holding on to an umbrella. He devised a bug powered motor using Junebugs, but had to abort his experiment after a friend decided to eat some of the bugs (Tesla thought this was gross). He once attempted to … Read More

ILSCO Labor Saving Products

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ILSCO’s labor saving electrical connectors are designed to reduce installation time on the job site. ILSCO Corporation is headquartered in Cincinnati OH and manufactures electrical connectors for utilities, OEM’s, construction, industrial and renewable energy applications.

Fluke: Why We Blow Things Up

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Safety may not be sexy, but pushing tools to the limit in our safety lab — even blowing them up –is thrilling to us. Because it is essential to keeping you safe in your changing world. Tools that perform as promised. That’s the Fluke difference.

Tricks Of The Trade: Mythbusting the Copper vs. Aluminum Debate

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TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts forth the case for copper vs. aluminum wire connected to main electrical switch gears. By James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMA, RPA, RIAQM Published in the January 2008 issue of Today’s Facility Manager Q: I have a question about aluminum vs. copper electrical wiring—particularly when connected to large, main electrical switch gears. I have been told that “in the old days,” large aluminum main feeders (connected to switch gears) would expand and contract over time, and their lug connections would become loose. This would create a … Read More

SIMpull Power Cable Testimonials

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SIMpull® Power Cable with EFC Envirotect® No Lead EPR Insulation is Wire and Cable Industry First CARROLLTON, Ga. – June 15, 2010 – SIMpull® Power Cable, a new industrial cable tray rated medium voltage power cable developed with Southwire’s patented SIM Technology®, is the latest addition to Southwire’s growing family of easy-to-pull wire and cable products that require no lubrication during installation. SIMpull Power Cable is designed for any commercial and industrial application, including power generation, institutional, data centers, petrochemical and wastewater facilities. Southwire’s pioneering SIM (Slikqwik® Infused Membrane) Technology, which makes installing wire and … Read More

MCAP / HCF MCAP: MCAP Cable Testimonial

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The Next Generation in Metal-Clad Cable MCAP® cable revolutionizes cable installation. This patented Southwire innovation can save you up to 30 percent in installation time and costs. UL-listed and NEC-compliant MCAP® cable and HCF MCAP® cable can replace conventional AC or MC cable in a broad range of applications. Contractors recognize immediately that this is a better way to wire, helping them combat rising material and labor costs.

Southwire SIMpull Stack™ Demo

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Animation of how Southwire has reinvented the reel with the SIMpull Stack(TM) reel. Part of SIMpull Solutions (TM) products and services, the SIMpull Stack (TM) reel can join four, eight or more pulls together on a single reel.