Alcan Cable launches new Adjust-to-Fit™ line of brackets for MODEX™ brand of modular wiring systems

  3/18/2009

Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products – a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan – introduces the new Adjust-to-Fit™ line of adjustable wall and floor brackets for its MODEX™ brand of modular wiring systems. 

“Ease of installation and being able to adapt to job site changes are common concerns for our customers. The Adjust-to-Fit™ line is designed to help with simple, quick installation of prefabricated wiring assemblies by addressing the challenge of on-site design modifications,” said Howard H. Atkins, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Alcan Cable.

The MODEX™ Adjust-to-Fit™ line consists of 16” and 24” adjustable wall brackets which can support up to three electrical box positions. Adjustments can be made for both stud width and box positioning. The new adjustable floor bracket offers several different box configurations and box height can be adjusted from 6” to 20”.  In addition, the new line consists of both a 3½” to 6” adjustable support arm and a stud-to-stud support arm that adjusts from 16” to 24”.

MODEX™ Modular Wiring Systems are UL approved, complete custom wiring assemblies offering total installed cost savings. Unlike the traditional pipe and wire method, Alcan Cable’s MODEX™ modular systems eliminate the need for on-site component assembly by skilled labour. MODEX™ wiring assemblies are also delivered directly to the job site in pre-packaged units using a just-in-time schedule, which minimises material shrinkage and handling costs.

Alcan Cable has provided its customers with quality products and outstanding customer service for over 100 years. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Alcan Cable is a leading manufacturer of aluminum cable, rod and strip products and has seven manufacturing operations – six in North America and one in China.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.



For further information, please contact:

Rio Tinto Alcan Cable, Atlanta
Rhonda Buckley
Tel.: +1 770 392-2381
rhonda.buckley@alcan.com

Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal
Stefano Bertolli
Tel.: +1 514 848 8151
stefano.bertolli@riotinto.com
 
Website: www.riotintoalcan.com

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