Plant Engineering August 2013-PE : Page 76

Thomas & Betts Provides Product and e-Business Innovation Now a member of the ABB Group, Thomas & Betts Corp. (T&B) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of components used for the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power. T&B’s numerous brands are known for their quality and trusted for their role in helping to protect employees, assets, brands and customers, while meeting applicable codes, lowering installed costs and providing overall value. Examples of these products include QuickTurn ™ Basket Tray Systems ( http://www-public.tnb.com/ ps/pubint/ads.cgi?promo=quickturn ), which offer a comprehensive election of pre-fabricated basket tray fittings that help reduce installation time by eliminating the labor-intensive task of cutting fittings on the job site. In addition to standard straight sections, fittings for turns, Ts and elevation changes are available. For manufacturing operations in hazardous environments, T&B’s line of Hazlux ® Induction Lighting Fixtures ( http://www.thomasbetts.com/ pub/node/1750 ) now deliver more than 100,000 hours of white light, an increase in service life of 66 percent. An extreme cold-weather option allows users to re-strike the induction fixture at minus 58 F (minus 50 C) and operate the fixture in temperatures as low as minus 85 F (minus 65 C). For electrical maintenance in any operation, T&B’s iPad ® application, T&B Mobile, provides full access to the company’s product and solution information, as well as distributor services, multimedia presentations and electrical industry news and information. A native application that ensures robust performance regardless of wifi or cellular signal strength, T&B Mobile links to online End-User Tools, such as building information modeling (BIM) objects and two-and three-dimensional models in computer-aided design (CAD) formats. T&B’s online End-User Tools ( http://www.thomasbetts.com/pub/node/258 ) is a menu of self-service resources that are available to assist in locating product information. In addition to End-User Tools, tnb.com offers Solution Set e Brochures ( http://www.thomasbetts.com/pub/node/1425 ), which organize products and product lines by what specific industrial problem they respond to, and Vertical Market eBrochures ( http://www.thomasbetts.com/pub/node/1436 ), each of which profiles a specific vertical market, its challenges, and which T&B product lines address these challenges. Thomas & Betts Corporation | 8155 T&B Boulevard | Memphis, TN 38125 | (800) 816-7809 | Fax: (800) 816-7810 elec_custserv@tnb.com | www.tnb.com

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