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Found in: The Korridor


4.21.2017

Expanded Product Line, 3 Awards, Resource Portal, Application Showcases


Friday, April 21, 2017

Welcome to a new edition of The Korridor from Atkore International!

In this edition, we’re introducing an expanded product line by Cope®, announcing the addition of the New Product Portal, showcasing three new prestigious awards, and walking you through application how’s and why’s of different products – and more!

All of our Korridor articles are available to read on our website at atkore.com/the-korridor.

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What’s in this Issue?

Atkore Launches New Product Portal

2017 Product of the Year Winner
Three Products for Three of Atkore’s Brands

Cope Introduces New NEMA 20C Tray

Meet the Team Behind the MASSH-400

How 2017 NEC Code Changes Impact Atkore Electrical Raceway Products

Solar Racking and Tracking Just Got Easier

What Cables Can Be Used in Patient Care Areas?

Greenhouse Structures Should Only be Built with Gatorshield® and We’ve Got the “Why” to Back it Up!

Use of Flexible Conduits in Structural Joints
– AFC Cable Systems in a NEMA Podcast

The National Electrical Code Process Explained

Calculate Conduit Savings with the Kwik-Fit Calculator

 

Atkore Launches New Product Portal

Atkore International is excited to announce the launch of our New Product Portal.

This portal features supporting resources for recently launched products from Atkore’s family of brands all in one convenient location. This includes award winning products from AFC Cable Systems®, Allied Tube & Conduit®, Konkore Fittings® and more! At Atkore, we make it our business to provide better products to our customers through continuous improvement and innovation.

See each of our available brands and our current new product offering »

New Product Portal

 

2017 Product of the Year Winner
Three Products for Three of Atkore’s Brands

Atkore International is excited to announce that three Atkore brands are 2017 Product of the Year Category Winners in Electrical Construction and Maintenance Magazine (EC&M).

AFC Cable Systems® won the Wire & Cable Category for MC Luminary MultiZone

Allied Tube & Conduit® won the Conduit, Raceway & Wireways for Super Kwik-Couple Conduit

Our newest brand, Konkore Fittings®, won Fittings (Conduit & Cable) for the Universal Super Fitting.

Read the Entire Article on Atkore.com »

EC&M Category Winners for Product of the Year

 

Cope Introduces New NEMA 20C Tray

Cope® is excited to announce new 20C ladder tray with three-inch load depth and a 4 1/2″ side rail. This cable tray is rated to hold 100 pounds per foot, over a twenty-foot span. This new product, the 7D38 profile, is intended for applications where spanning long distances while holding heavy industrial cabling is critical.

This new tray features a low-profile design, utilizes an exclusive swage rung process, and has corrugations which give lateral rigidity to the bottom, transmitting load to the side rails.

Learn More about Cope’s Expanded Tray Offering »

Unistrut Defender Salt Spray Testing

 

Meet the Team Behind the New Telespar MASSH-400

The MASSH-400 was showcased at the ATSSA expo this past February in Phoenix, AZ.  In this video, you’ll get to meet the men who spearheaded this new innovation and also get a sneak peek of one of the crash test scenarios.  Make sure you watch until the end, you don’t want to miss this!

The MASSH-400 is MASH Compliant. It has been tested, passed and is approved.

Watch the Video Now »

Meet the Team Behind the MASSH-400

 

How 2017 NEC Code Changes Impact Atkore
Electrical Raceway Products

When considering which electrical raceway product to use for your project, knowing what is allowed by the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is crucial. The NEC® is a living document that is on a three year revision cycle which means you need to be aware of any changes as revisions are released.

Recently the latest revision cycle was completed resulting in the release of the 2017 NEC®. We have reviewed changes that could impact the use of Atkore Electrical Raceway products and have provided and have listed some of the changes that could impact the use of Atkore Electrical Raceway Products.

Read this Article on Atkore.com »

NEC Code Book Changes

 

Solar Racking and Tracking Just Got Easier

Allied Tube & Conduit® is the preferred choice for solar racking systems because we not only produce a tube that is unmatched (Gatorshield®) but we also fabricate!

We swage and drill to help build solar arrays and more! Check out our solar capabilities and see why we should be your one-stop shop.

Learn About Our Solar Capabilities »

Solar Racking and Tracking

 

What Cables Can Be Used in Patient Care Areas?

It’s important to use the right cable in patient care areas because the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) has strict requirements to ensure the safety of patients. First, we will define what exactly a patient care area is and then outline available options.

The NEC® sets the definition of a patient care area. Cables intended for patient care areas are generally referred to as HCF cables to indicate they are designed to meet these requirements.

Read the Article on AFCweb.com »

Cables for Patient Care Areas

 

Greenhouse Structures Should Only be Built with Gatorshield® and We’ve Got the “Why” to Back it Up!

Gatorshield® tubing is defined by quality and consistency and is specifically manufactured with a unique combination of strength and advanced corrosion protection. Gatorshield tubing from Allied Tube & Conduit® is one of the main reasons the greenhouses installed with our product are still standing after 40 years. We solve the longevity problem for many greenhouse structures.

Find Out How We Solve This Problem »

Greenhouse Structure

 

Use of Flexible Conduits in Structural Joints
– AFC Cable Systems in a NEMA Podcast

Flexible conduit for electrical wiring installation continues to gain market acceptance.

AFC Cable Systems® attributes this to the ease of installation compared to traditional methods because they require less physical labor to install. Many of these installations are standard commercial and industrial applications. As a result of newer technologies and advancements in materials, applications where flexible conduit is desired have increased. This leads us to the question: How much flexible conduit should be used for structural joints that might expand or contract?

Read the article and take a moment to listen to AFC’s manager of codes and standards, George Strainero, talk about the necessary calculations on a recent NEMA podcast.

Flexible Metal Conduit

 

The National Electrical Code Process Explained

The National Electrical Code® (NEC®), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the installation of electrical wiring and equipment developed by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA).

As with all NFPA standards, development of the NEC® is an open process built on a consensus of input from the public and industry sources. The NEC® is revised on a three-year cycle, and each cycle takes approximately two years to complete. Accordingly, the revision cycle for the 2020 NEC® has already begun and is scheduled for completion in June of 2019.

Read the four stages to updating and revising the NEC under the NFPA process »

NEC Code Book Process

 

Calculate Conduit Savings with the Kwik-Fit Calculator

Estimate your savings of up to 50% on your next electrical conduit job with the Allied Tube & Conduit® Kwik-Fit® EMT and Kwik-Fit® Compression EMT Calculator.

This calculator is a tool to show the labor, material, and time savings that can be realized by using either Kwik-Fit® EMT or Kwik-Fit® Compression EMT products instead of traditional EMT conduit with separate couplings.

It is designed to show electrical contractors how the Kwik EMT products can add real value to their jobs by associating the savings to dollars!

Try Calculating Some Savings Today »

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