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Fast, easy to use security platform and smart fingerprint padlock streamline the process   Padlocks are commonly used in businesses to secure assets, but assigning keys, managing user permissions and tracking access history is time-consuming, inefficient and often times impractical. Tapplock enterprise utilizes a smart fingerprint padlock, Tapplock one+, and a centralized access control management Read more

Fast, easy to use security platform and smart fingerprint padlock streamline the process  

Padlocks are commonly used in businesses to secure assets, but assigning keys, managing user permissions and tracking access history is time-consuming, inefficient and often times impractical. Tapplock enterprise utilizes a smart fingerprint padlock, Tapplock one+, and a centralized access control management platform to simplify the process.

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The Tapplock enterprise™️ management platform is designed for teams of all sizes and allows the business to set custom permissions for users and manage them via groups. Using the platform, employers can view all of the locks across a map as well as deploy and revoke fingerprints remotely and set access privileges with 3 ways to unlock: fingerprint, Morse Code and Bluetooth. Comprehensive audit reports allow businesses to track every account activity with ease and view timestamps for when a lock was unlocked and locked. The platform sends mobile notifications for account related events and exports audit reports.

Taplock padlocks, jobsite security, locks, padlocks, Tapplock enterprise management platformInstead of relying on keys that can be duplicated or lost, Tapplock one+ uses a state-of-the-art fingerprint reader to allow users to gain access. The rugged lock features a 7mm reinforced stainless-steel shackle, strengthened by double-layered lock design with anti-shim and anti-pry technologies. It also boasts proprietary 128-bit encryption with a myriad of security protocols for enhanced protection.

The smart padlock has an industry leading IP67 water-proof rating that allows the lock to function even when completely submerged. Tapplock one+ is dust and rust-proof as well and is fully functional between -4 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The lock’s battery lasts up to a year off a single 2-hour charge, which equates to around 3,500 unlocks per charge, and users can check the remaining power using the Tapplock app. The lock also blinks red when the power is below 10%, indicating it is time for a recharge.

For more information and pricing on Tapplock enterprise visit www.tapplock.com.

Tapplock Corp. is an IoT technology company providing smart security solutions to both end-consumers and enterprise clients.

In 2015, Tapplock Corp. introduced the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock: Tapplock one, a convergence of biometrics, security, and wireless technologies.

Tapplock is 2018 CES® innovation Award Honoree recipient, named as “Canadian’s Top 15 Startups” by Metabridge.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) Since 1928, trade professionals have depended on the innovative Greenlee knockout solutions for hole punching. Emerson is proud to introduce an entirely new family of knockouts by Greenlee that are made in the USA and are optimized for the widest range of materials and drivers. The next generation of Greenlee knockouts require fewer parts Read more

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) Since 1928, trade professionals have depended on the innovative Greenlee knockout solutions for hole punching. Emerson is proud to introduce an entirely new family of knockouts by Greenlee that are made in the USA and are optimized for the widest range of materials and drivers. The next generation of Greenlee knockouts require fewer parts reducing the risk of loss, feature laser marking for quick part identification, and include unique die alignment markings for improved punching accuracy.

“Our 90-year legacy of providing optimal knockout solutions is evolving with technology,” said Rob Bentley, Product Manager for Greenlee Knockouts, Emerson. “The new knockouts are designed to better complement Greenlee’s growing range of knockout drivers while simplifying our offering, eliminating the need for various spacers and adapters to make the job easier.”

New offering features a knurled edge and dog-point tip for enhanced performance.

New Knockout System

The new knockouts can tackle up to 10-gauge mild steel, 12-gauge stainless steel, and can effortlessly handle aluminum, brass, copper fiberglass and plastics. The taller die design eliminates over-punching, preventing damage to parts. A knurled edge on the punches provide a better grip, while the draw studs feature a unique “dog-point” tip that prevents cross-threading while protecting the threads.

Reliable Greenlee Drivers

Professionals can select from a line of knockout drivers that can deliver up to 11-tons of punching force. In addition to manual ratcheting and hydraulic solutions, the Greenlee driver offers compact and battery-hydraulic drivers. LS50L2 and LS100X battery-hydraulic drivers have a rugged, patent-pending 360-degree rotating head and boast a maximum cycle time of 8-seconds allowing professionals to punch faster at any angle. A unique auto-stop/auto-retract feature detects punch completion and automatically stops and retracts the ram, protecting against damage to punch parts.

For more information and to view the new Greenlee Knockouts, visit Greenlee.com/Knockouts. Go to Greenlee.com/where-to-buy to locate a nearest dealer.

Greenlee is part of Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Klauke brands. Emerson’s professional tools offering provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information. For more information on Emerson, visit Emerson.com.

Neutra-Safe has expanded its line of tube style condensate neutralizers to include seven models, serving high-efficiency, gas-fired appliances up to 2 million BTUH input capacity. The tube style condensate neutralizers were designed with the contractor in mind.  They feature a clear tube for fast, simple visual inspection of neutralization media without disassembly.  Patented, integral unions Read more

Neutra-Safe has expanded its line of tube style condensate neutralizers to include seven models, serving high-efficiency, gas-fired appliances up to 2 million BTUH input capacity.

The tube style condensate neutralizers were designed with the contractor in mind.  They feature a clear tube for fast, simple visual inspection of neutralization media without disassembly.  Patented, integral unions and O-ring seals are used at each end for a leak-proof seal and ease of installation, service.

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The neutralization media, which is a Neutra-Safe’s proprietary Neutra-pH blend of 99 percent pure calcite and magnesium oxide, provides the most efficient neutralization possible.  It eliminates clumps that can clog traditional neutralizers.

The CN2-220V model specifically can be installed in either horizontal or vertical configurations. This design allows the unit to be used on most residential applications, so service vehicles only need to carry one SKU.

For more, neutrasafe.com.

NIBCO INC. continues to expand its press valve line with the Press Slip Ball Valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF). This valve is easy to add to existing copper piping, or to replace an old valve without needing extra fittings. The new valve simplifies installation by eliminating two or more connections and leak paths reducing labor time. Ideal for Read more

NIBCO INC. continues to expand its press valve line with the Press Slip Ball Valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF). This valve is easy to add to existing copper piping, or to replace an old valve without needing extra fittings. The new valve simplifies installation by eliminating two or more connections and leak paths reducing labor time.

Ideal for residential use, this valve is suitable for drinking water, HVAC, and domestic hot and cold water applications. The dezincification-resistant lead-free brass valve (PC-FP600A-S-LF) has a patented leak detection feature rated to 250 psi Cold Working Pressure. Available in ½” to 1”, the valve has a maximum pressure rating of 225 psi at 250°F.

The valve is not intended for steam or gas usage, but is capable of isolation and throttling (half open to full open only) and can be connected to rigid copper tubing manufactured per ASTM B88, Condition H (hard drawn). The valve meets IAPMO/ANSI Z1157, NSF/ANSI-61/372 and MSS SP-110/145 and conforms to ASME B16.51.

For more info, www.nibco.com.

Sickening stench had overpowered the San Bernadino outlet for a major California supermarket chain. For years, employees dumped dairy products down the drains of two floor sinks in the store’s milk department. But after local health officials ordered removal of the basins, coagulated organic debris clogged the line, and a putrid stink of decay soon Read more

Sickening stench had overpowered the San Bernadino outlet for a major California supermarket chain.

For years, employees dumped dairy products down the drains of two floor sinks in the store’s milk department. But after local health officials ordered removal of the basins, coagulated organic debris clogged the line, and a putrid stink of decay soon overwhelmed the store.  Something had to be done — fast.

That’s when store managers called drain cleaning professional Howard Baron, owner of local Village Plumbing.

“There were no clean-outs, the vent was inaccessible, and the line was too flat,” he recalls. The danger of a “huge mess” during business hours also prevented Village Plumbing from pumping the line or using water jets.

So Baron reached for his Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners. “I never used it before — and the store was really desperate!” he chuckles. “But I just read the package instructions, and it worked: It’s really easy to operate.”

Baron simply pumped his Water Ram to the desired pressure. Then he firmly positioned the flexible cone over the drain opening and snapped the trigger. The second try instantly cleared the clog.

The Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air that hammers through water — instantly breaking up the stoppage.  It easily clears clogs from lines up to 4″ in diameter.

The shock wave bypasses stacks and vents, so there’s no pressure build-up. The General’s device directs 98% of the force down the line and only 2% against pipe walls. So the RAM effectively handles stoppages on the far side of drum traps or series of tight bends.

“Our Water Ram has proven fantastic for emergencies,” Baron says.

The quick, clean performance of Kinetic Water Ram enhances Village Plumbing’s professional reputation. “It gets you through bad situations — fast,” Baron notes. “Our customers really like that!”

More more information, please visit General Pipe Cleaners at drainbrain.com.