Cooper Crouse-Hinds Announces the Expansion of its News Release

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Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (866) 764-5454
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www.crouse-hinds.com
News Release
Contact:
Mike Petrasek
412-394-6611
[email protected]
Cooper Crouse-Hinds Announces the Expansion of its
Third Party Certified ACB Family of Fittings
Expanded third party listing includes approval for use with MC Cable in trade sizes of 1 ¼ to 3 inches.
SYRACUSE, NY, February XX, 2013 – Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a leader in electrical products that
provide safety, productivity, innovation, and labor savings in hazardous, industrial, commercial and solar
environments, is pleased to announce the expansion of the third party certification of the ACB family of
fittings to include MC Cable in trade sizes 1 1/4” to 3”. This expansion provides contractors THE most
cost effective solution for terminating large MC Cable in dry location applications. Typically, in the past,
the only options for contractors were cumbersome connectors with multiple pieces and parts or an
expensive industrial grade fitting. This expanded third party listing is in addition to the existing
certifications with approvals for use with FMC in 3/8” to 4”, AC/MC and MCI-A in 3/8” thru 1 ¼”.
The ACB family of fittings is approved and used for services, feeders and branch circuits for power,
lighting, control, and signal circuits and is an ideal solution for contractors. ACB fittings feature a sleek,
one-piece, steel tubular design for a compact and aesthetically pleasing installation. They also include a
dual gripping saddle design on the connector to safely secure cable or conduit in place to prevent
loosening from vibration for long, dependable service.
“The expansion of our third party certifications of our ACB fittings allows those working on commercial
construction and light industrial dry location applications to save both time and money,” said Jack King,
Commercial Marketing Manager, Cooper Crouse-Hinds. “That’s because ACB fittings eliminate the need
to pull conductors separately and offer ease of installation and greater flexibility. They also meet and
exceed UL test requirements, providing end users and contractors with added peace of mind and
confidence.”
Available in straight, 45°, and 90° configurations to meet customer requirements, ACB fittings are
quickly and easily installation without disassembly and are securely held to the box or enclosure by the
locknut provided. They have a zinc electroplated finish for corrosion resistance and also feature a tri-More-
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head screw which can be easily tightened using a slotted, Phillips or Robertson screwdriver. They come
standard with an insulated throat that provides a smooth pulling surface that won’t strip cable and are
cULus listed, and UL File No. E-19188 certified.
Typical use of the expanded ACB fittings includes terminating metal clad & armored cable at controls
centers and panel boards, junction boxes, and enclosures for motor control and electrical distribution
equipment.
Cooper Crouse-Hinds is part of the electrical business of Eaton. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc
in late 2012. Cooper Crouse-Hinds integrates a comprehensive line of electrical and instrumentation
products with expert support, industry insights and local availability, engineering safety and productivity
in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Cooper Crouse-Hinds
manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings; enclosures; plugs and
receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical apparatus; commercial
outlet boxes and hubs; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control
branded MTL Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local
and international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous
environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more
information, visit www.crouse-hinds.com. For information about Eaton, visit www.eaton.com.
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