Cooper Wheelock Extends Notification Portfolio

Sept. 29, 2006
New notification products, industrial sounders and strobes, including models are designed specifically for harsh and hazardous environments

LONG BRANCH, N.J., – Cooper Wheelock has extended its product line-up with new notification products, industrial sounders and strobes, including models designed specifically for harsh and hazardous environments. Originally developed and manufactured by UK-based Cooper Menvier, Cooper Wheelock’s parent company, the new products will now be available for North America distribution. Cooper Wheelock showcased its new product line at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) tradeshow in San Diego, Sept. 25-28, at Booth 3823.

“Safety and security are paramount concerns, particularly in heavy industrial environments,” said Jim McDaniel, Cooper Wheelock’s vice president of marketing. “These devices operate in the most difficult settings, where weather, flammables and other harsh elements persist. Our customers will appreciate the durability and quality of these products as they look for devices designed expressly for complex conditions.”

Advanced Notification Devices

Cooper Wheelock’s new notification products for harsh environments and hazardous locations include strobes and multi-tone horns, along with unique combination units that offer both a strobe and a sounder that are factory installed on a common mounting plate. The products offer flexible mounting options – including wall, ceiling or pipe in any orientation – and operate in temperatures ranging from minus 67 degrees to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 55 degrees to 70 degrees Celsius).

Useful for on-shore and offshore applications, the devices are manufactured from either a unique lightweight glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) or a marine alloy. The line is UL-certified for hazardous locations and meets NEMA 4x, NEMA 6, IP 66 and IP 67 environmental ratings.

New Sounders and Strobes

Cooper Wheelock’s new sounders and strobes are targeted for the industrial and security notification markets. Products are available in either a small footprint – ideal for panels and OEM equipment – or in larger footprints designed for wide, noisy areas. The products feature a wide voltage ranges, including 24Vdc and 120Vac, low power consumption and high sound output. Models with up to 44 unique tones and custom-programmed voice messages are available. Environmental ratings up to IP 65 and 66 are offered.

About Cooper Wheelock Cooper Wheelock, based in Long Branch, N.J., designs and manufactures fire safety and emergency incident communications and devices. It is part of the Cooper Menvier, which is based in the United Kingdom, which is a division of Cooper Industries. For information about Cooper Wheelock, visit the website at