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RIDGID, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the smallest and lightest press tool on the market, the RP 115 Mini Press Tool. Designed for residential and lightweight commercial plumbing use, it completes the majority of press connections installed in the market with ease, while getting professionals to their next job faster. Engineered with the Read more

RIDGID RP 115 Mini Press Tool, press technology, pressing, tools, RIDGID, RIDGID tools, plumbing, heating, HVACRIDGID, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the smallest and lightest press tool on the market, the RP 115 Mini Press Tool. Designed for residential and lightweight commercial plumbing use, it completes the majority of press connections installed in the market with ease, while getting professionals to their next job faster.

Engineered with the quality and technology that have kept RIDGID first in pressing for decades, the RP 115 can press 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch copper and stainless steel fittings. It is 14.6 inches long, 2.5 inches wide and weighs only 5.5 pounds with battery and jaws. The RP 115 has a SlimGrip handle and optimized trigger for balance and control; one-handed jaw opening and operation for reach and ease of use; and 210-degree head swivel for access to tight spaces.

Visit RIDGID.com for more info.

PACKOUT Rapid Charger

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool has officially introduced the M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger. With the ability to rapid charge two batteries simultaneously, this new solution can charge six M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery packs in just three hours, so users can get back to work quicker. “As our M18 system continues to expand, there is Read more

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool has officially introduced the M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger. With the ability to rapid charge two batteries simultaneously, this new solution can charge six M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery packs in just three hours, so users can get back to work quicker.

M18™ PACKOUT™ Six Bay Rapid Charger (48-59-1809)

“As our M18 system continues to expand, there is a growing need for a portable, multi-bay, fast charging solution,” said Kelli Semon, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “We are excited to pair our charging technology with PACKOUT™ Modular Storage, delivering faster charging and increased portability, leading to our most versatile M18 charger yet.”  

The new M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger can charge two batteries simultaneously at a rapid charge rate. Users can charge one battery at a time on each side of the charger, with charging then automatically moving sequentially to the next available battery as charging progresses. The increased charge speed reduces downtime spent waiting for batteries to charge, delivering more productivity with every charge. Full compatibility with the PACKOUT Modular Storage System provides an optimized solution for transporting and storing batteries on the jobsite. The USB-A port provides charging of personal devices such as phones, headlamps, and flashlights. 

Milwaukee Tool is committed to driving toward a cordless jobsite by delivering innovative solutions that maximize productivity for users. The new M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger represents this commitment, providing reduced downtime and unmatched portability, allowing users to get more work done throughout the day.

Specifications

M18™ PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger (48-59-1809)

  • Charge Rate: Rapid
  • Charge Type: Two-Battery Simultaneous
  • Fully compatible with PACKOUT Modular Storage System
  • M18 Ports: 6
  • Power Source: AC
  • DC Output: (1) USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A (10W)

*Batteries sold separately

Milwaukee Tool PACKOUT Rapid Charger carry

For HVAC contractors, is an industrial-grade corrosion inhibitor, lubricant, and cleaner that prevents and removes rust, helping contractors to be significantly more productive, while improving equipment reliability and extending its lifespan. The corrosion inhibitor penetrates into metal parts to prevent rust and corrosion while forming a bond that repels water and other contaminants.  The protectant Read more

For HVAC contractors, is an industrial-grade corrosion inhibitor, lubricant, and cleaner that prevents and removes rust, helping contractors to be significantly more productive, while improving equipment reliability and extending its lifespan.

The corrosion inhibitor penetrates into metal parts to prevent rust and corrosion while forming a bond that repels water and other contaminants.  The protectant goes on wet and dries in place.  A shield-like film coating protects equipment against the effects of moisture and corrosion, including coastal salt air.  This helps to ensure HVAC equipment reliability and prolongs its usable life.

As a lubricant, the fast-acting, penetrating compound cuts through corrosion, rust and dirt, quickly getting into metal parts that have become frozen or encrusted to get them working again.  It contains synthetic-based additives that act like microscopic ball-bearings to reduce friction, facilitate maintenance and improve operation.

Dealers wanted:  For more info, call 678-883-3578; visit www.force5products.com; or write to Force5 Products at 3434 Howell St. NW, Suite B, Duluth, GA  30096.

New Heating Test Tools Establish Industry Gold Standard for Diagnosing Furnace Safety and Fuel-Efficiency Fieldpiece Instruments, the leading manufacturer of professional-grade tools for HVACR pros by HVACR pros, today announced the launch of two new combustion analyzer models, with compatible printers sold separately or bundled together. The new Fieldpiece Combustion Analyzers, CAT85 and CAT45, enable HVACR professionals Read more

New Heating Test Tools Establish Industry Gold Standard for Diagnosing Furnace Safety and Fuel-Efficiency

Fieldpiece Instruments, the leading manufacturer of professional-grade tools for HVACR pros by HVACR pros, today announced the launch of two new combustion analyzer models, with compatible printers sold separately or bundled together. The new Fieldpiece Combustion Analyzers, CAT85 and CAT45, enable HVACR professionals to assess heating system emissions, draft pressure, and temperatures to support the overall fuel-efficiency and safety of furnaces. These new combustion analyzer models make analysis easier and more effective with a large touchscreen display interface delivering effortless readings, new sensor technology that maximizes uptime on the jobsite, a convenient rechargeable battery, and industry-leading  wireless range when used with the Job Link® System App.

Optimizing combustion can lower energy consumption and costs and is critical to preventing pollution risks to humans and the environment,” said Jeb Ball, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fieldpiece Instruments. We developed the CAT85 and CAT45 to improve combustion analysis through optimized thermal processes in order to elevate the technician experience and reduce emissions. We are proud to add these new combustion analyzers to our full range of professional-grade HVACR tools to improve how technicians assess and monitor combustion data during installation, maintenance and repairs.”

Starting with a convenient one-touch On-button with immediate analysis readily available from the onset, these tools are intuitive, user-friendly and make data simple to scan quickly. Techs appreciate the clear view of all information on a single screen, the easy-to-navigate touchscreen display design and simple user-interface.

The CAT85 and CAT45 both feature Fieldpiece patent pending SensorVault™ technology that offers lower cost of ownership. This patent pending feature extends sensor life by sealing the sensors from oxygen in the air during storage. These sensors are warrantied for four years and are field replaceable – meaning maximum uptime on the jobsite.

Featuring a thick over-molded construction, a long flexible hose/cord and a padded carrying case, the combustion analyzers are designed to handle the rigors of any job site. They measure O2, CO, CO2, flue temperature, airtemperature and draft/gas pressureto ensure combustion safety and efficiency. Plus, the CAT85 and CAT45 come with a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to seven hours and enable charges in trucks between jobs and overnight. Compatibility with the Fieldpiece Job Link® System App featuring its industry leading 1000-foot wireless range, means techs can view trends, draft pressure, and customer details seamlessly and conveniently.

On the commercial and residential side, the CAT85 features a built-in manometer, meaning one less tool to carry to the job; and live draft pressure that lets technicians troubleshoot while running system analysis.

The CAT85 automatically separates and returns accumulated water to the flue using the patent pending HydroCycle™ Pump technology that saves time.

In addition to the two new combustion analyzer models, CAT85 and CAT45, Fieldpiece has also launched compatible printer model options including the Combustion Analyzer HC with Wireless Printer, CAT85K2; Combustion Analyzer with Wireless Printer, CAT45K2; and the stand-alone Wireless Printer, CATPR.

For more about the latest innovations, visit: www.fieldpiece.com/combustionanalyzer.

The Snap Solo LED Headlamp, Princeton Tec’s innovative new lighting solution for HVAC-R contractors, provides a lightweight, versatile, and robust light that can accommodate technicians’ many and varied environments and work situations. Whether walking or crawling through poorly lit, cramped, or enclosed spaces, Snap Solo gives workers one light source that is appropriate for most Read more

The Snap Solo LED Headlamp, Princeton Tec’s innovative new lighting solution for HVAC-R contractors, provides a lightweight, versatile, and robust light that can accommodate technicians’ many and varied environments and work situations. Whether walking or crawling through poorly lit, cramped, or enclosed spaces, Snap Solo gives workers one light source that is appropriate for most circumstances, changing easily from a headlamp to a flashlight to a secure stationary mounted beam, delivering a 3-in-1 solution.

The Snap Solo can accommodate technicians’ many and varied environments and work situations.

Snap Solo’s three configurations cover every aspect of the workday. The lightweight hands-free LED headlamp provides illumination in low light conditions. With a twist, the lamp easily snaps off the headband to become a handheld flashlight for spot illumination. The light can quickly be snapped back on the headband when needed. Once at the work site, the lamp can be removed and attached to any nearby metal surface where its magnetic backing holds it firmly in place to illuminate the task at hand.

The light comes with a dimming feature that preserves battery life. And, for those times where an emergency strobe is required to attract attention, flash mode is available.

The Snap Solo headlamp delivers 300 lumens when at full strength—bright enough for most work. The robust 155-hour runtime means that the light will consistently be available.

Easily worn and easy to use, Snap Solo covers most situations contractors encounter during the workday. Princeton Tec’s Snap Solo innovative 3-in-1 solution for HVAC-R technicians specific lighting needs is the right tool for workplace efficiency and safety.

For more info, call 1-800-257-9080; email questions@princetontec.com; visit princetontec.com; or write to Princeton Tec, PO Box 8057, Trenton, NJ 08650.