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AEMC®'s Dual Display Clamp-On Meters Models 670 &
AEMC®'s Models 670 and 675 are true RMS
clamp-on meters that provide RMS measurements for today’s non-linear
electrical environments. These meters are designed to measure and
display amps and volts at the same time. They are also auto-ranging and
provide the best measurement range and resolution for troubleshooting.
They are sized for comfortable, one-handed operation. The tapered and
hooked jaw design facilitates maneuvering in crowded wiring and breaker
panels, making it easy to select conductors.
Coming Up in EC&M
EC&M Wants Your
Beginning this January, EC&M magazine will
include a new department called "Contractor Profile." The department
will highlight unique events achieved by electrical contractors,
If you have an idea for an article you believe would be a good fit for
"Contractor Profile," please contact EC&M Senior Associate Editor
Stefanie Kure at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Anniversary celebrations
- New ownership
- Passing the baton from father to son/daughter
- Meeting unique milestones on the safety front
Around the Circuit
2010 National Employment Report
Private-sector employment increased by 93,000 from
October to November on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the
latest ADP National Employment Report. The estimated change of
employment from September to October was revised up from the previously
reported increase of 43,000 to an increase of 82,000.
To read more on
this story, visit EC&M's website.
Technology Consumption up 83.2% Year-to-Date
October U.S. manufacturing technology consumption
totaled $387.13 million, according to the Association for Manufacturing
Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors'
Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 2.5%
from September but up 154.9% when compared with the total of $151.86
million reported for October 2009. With a year-to-date total of
$2,477.06 million, 2010 is up 83.2% compared with 2009.
To read more
on this story, visit EC&M's website.
Improvement Seen in
Both Current and Expected North American Business Conditions in
The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for
current North American business conditions climbed 14.5 points in
November, rising to 62.5 from 48.0 a month ago. With a reading above 50
indicating more panelists than not reporting better conditions than a
month ago, and vice-versa, these results show widespread improvement in
the business environment across the electroindustry in November, in
contrast to the modest deterioration seen in October.
To read more on
this story, visit EC&M's website.
GATEWAY Report on Chicago Field Museum Accent Lighting
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the
final report from a demonstration conducted at the Field Museum of
Natural History, Chicago, to evaluate the feasibility of replacing
halogen accent lighting with LED accent lighting. This GATEWAY
demonstration report provides an overview of project results including
lighting performance, economic performance, and potential energy
To read more on this story, visit EC&M's website.
Upgrades in Wisconsin
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW), Keshena,
Wis., is seeking proposals for residential electrical materials and
installation for 34 homes. Scope of work includes installing new
fixtures, testing exposed wiring, and bringing exposed wiring up to
compliance with the state's dwelling code. The deadline to submit
proposals is 2 p.m. CST on January 5. For more information, visit the
Maintenance in California
The city clerk, acting on behalf of the Public Works
Department, is receiving sealed bids up until 2 p.m. on January 12 for a
three-year contract for street lighting maintenance and repair services
for the City of American Canyon, Calif. For more information, visit the
Rockville, Md.-based Standard Solar recently announced a
partnership with Sol Systems, Washington, D.C. The partnership will help
make alternative energy solutions more affordable for Standard Solar
For more Business Briefs, visit the EC&M website.
Lighting Systems Index Improves
Third-quarter 2010 NEMA Lighting Systems Index (LSI)
performance bested the second quarter's by 0.9% and was 5.6% ahead of
third-quarter 2009's, the 2010 National Lighting Bureau (NLB) recently
To read more about the results of the NLB report, visit the
57.9 Million Smart
Meters Planned for Installation in the United States
Smart electric meters, which use 2-way communications
networks to enable frequent readings of electricity consumption, are at
the forefront of the utility world's transition to a smarter electrical
grid. According to a new tracking report from Pike Research, utilities'
plans for smart meters are well underway, and the market intelligence
firm estimates that a total of 57.9 million smart meters are already
planned to be installed by more than 90 utilities in the United
To read more about the installation of smart meters, visit the
Eye on Safety
Dies From Fall
An electrical worker from Appleton, Wis., died and a
co-worker was critically injured the morning of December 2 after they
fell 30 ft from scaffolding at a Howard, Wis.-based paper company.
Michael M. Leroy, 41, of Appleton, Wis., who worked for Faith
Technologies, Menasha, Wis., and was killed in the accident, was
performing routine electrical maintenance at the facility at the time of
the incident. For more information, read the complete story on the Green
Bay Press Gazette.
Shows & Events
The NAHB International Builders' Show will take place
from January 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Topics for sessions at this year's
event include advanced green building, understanding housing markets and
consumers, project management, estimating, and luxury products and
designs. For more information and to register, visit www.buildersshow.com.
2011 BICSI Winter
Conference & Exposition
The 2011 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition is
scheduled for January 16-20 in Orlando, Fla. Sessions include
"Telecommunications Cable: Specifying and Installing Products in
Compliance with Fire Safety and Transmission Performance," "Cabling
Jeopardy — Test Your Knowledge Against Our Contestants," and
“Data Center — Underfloor Versus Overhead Cabling." For more
information and to register, visit www.bicsi.org.
Electric West 2011
Electric West is scheduled for February 22-24 in Long
Beach, Calif. Topics for this year's sessions include:
For more information and to register, visit www.electricshow.com
Practices & Profitability
- Code Changes &
- Measurement and Testing
Quality and Reliability
- Renewable Technologies/Green
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