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One-piece Pipe Hanger Clips are Time Savers
Cooper B-Line, Highland, IL, has released the Kwik-Clip, a new collection of non-metallic pipe hanger clips. The Kwik-Clip has a convenient one-piece design, which results in significant time and cost savings at installation. Additionally, it requires no tools for assembly, as it easily snaps on to any channel or any 3/8-in. all-thread rod.
The Kwik-Clip is available for tubing O.D. ranges of 3/8-in. to 2 1/8-in. Its innovative design eliminates metal-to-metal contact with metal tubing, which prevents costly galvanic corrosion. The channel mount clips (BPIC and BPSC) can be used with insulation, maintaining an unbroken barrier seal and eliminating sweating.
The Kwik-Clip meets the UL2043 requirements for plenum rating, as well as the UL94 HB flame rating. It has a working temperature range of -40F to 275F. — Cooper B-Line cooperbline.com
Drill/driver is Compact, Lightweight, Rugged
Metabo Corporation,West Chester, PA, has launched its 18 volt PowerMaster lithium ion cordless power tools line with the new BS18 LTX drill/driver. The compact and lightweight BS18 LTX combines the performance and capacity advantages of lithium ion with Metabo's experience in advanced tool ergonomics.
Metabo sources say the BS18 LTX is ideal for virtually all users working in rugged industrial and commercial applications, as well as those working in the field, where tool reliability and longevity is essential. Key user groups include HVAC technicians, electricians, contractors, remodelers, and cable installers.
The cordless BS18 LTX drill/driver features Metabo's unique hex spindle technology that allows the user to remove the chuck and drive screws with the ¼-in. hexagon recessed spindle. This gives the operator added versatility in tight or cramped spaces. The cordless tool's 18 volt, 2.6 Ah Li-Power Extreme battery charges faster and lasts longer, for optimum performance. Metabo's air-cooled charging technology cools the battery pack during charging, to shorten the charging process by up to 30%. This also helps to reduce tool down-time and boosts useable tool life per charge. — Metabo Corp. metabo.us.com