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February 08, 2016 2:25 AM ET

Electrical Equipment

Company Overview of IDEAL Industries, Inc.

Company Overview

IDEAL Industries, Inc. manufactures and provides electrical tools and supplies, electrical testers and meters, datacomm tools and supplies, and wire processing solutions for customers in the United States and internationally. It offers wire termination products, such as twist-on connectors, push-in connectors, luminaire disconnects, grounding, terminals and crimps, terminal blocks and strips, lugs, and application systems; and tools and totes, which include wire strippers, pliers, screwdrivers, screwdriver bits, cable cutters, crimp tools, insulated tools, hand tool kits, various hand tools, tool bags and totes, and saws and drill bits. The company also provides mil-aero wire processing prod...

1375 Park Avenue

Sycamore, IL 60178

United States

Founded in 1916





Key Executives for IDEAL Industries, Inc.

Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Vice President of Sales
Vice President and General Manager
National Account Manager - Electrical Division
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

IDEAL Industries, Inc. Key Developments

IDEAL Industries, Inc. Breaks Ground on New, Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Sycamore

IDEAL Industries, Inc. announced the beginning of a construction process that will result in a new manufacturing facility of 220,000 square feet. It will replace several existing facilities in the area and provide additional capacity within the existing product lines as well as support new product launches which are being announced simultaneously with the construction. Ideal Industries leadership joins Sycamore city officials to break ground on the company's new, expanded manufacturing facility. The new facility marks continued growth of IDEAL's operations as well as their contributions to the local economy.

IDEAL Industries, Inc. Launches SignalTEK CT, Data Cable Transmission Tester

IDEAL Industries, Inc. launched the SignalTEK CT, a data cable transmission tester designed for installers and network owners who need to prove that copper cabling has been installed correctly and is capable of supporting Gigabit Ethernet applications to the international standard IEEE802.3ab. SignalTEK CT is a new generation of tester that is a cost-effective alternative to LAN cable certification. It carries out two primary tests via its Autotest function: a wiremap test and a data transmission test. The wiremap test identifies and locates crossed pairs, opens, shorts and split pairs using its TDR, while the data transmission test performs at 100Mbit/s or 1000Mbit/s, providing 100% load on that link from both sides. This offers users a clear reading if the link really can support the desired Ethernet speed. These tests perform to the IEEE802.3ab standard by measuring if all the frames arrive at the other end of the cable, and is achieved by having two handsets which also allows for one person testing. The Pass/Fail results are displayed on the screen and can be saved to a USB memory stick for import into PC for later report generation. It is a cost-effective way for installers and network owners to generate pdf test reports that prove a professional job has been carried out thereby reducing the risk of call backs. The data cable transmission tester has been developed to essentially bridge the gap between verifiers and full-blown certifiers, enabling a more affordable method of testing installations, while ensuring the work is defect-free and documented to meet end-customer's expectations of quality and reliability. SignalTEK CT comes in a kit with display and remote unit as well as rechargeable batteries, patch cables, power supply, multi-lingual manual and carry case.

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