ORBIT INDUSTRIES’ HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BOX INSTALLATION TEMPLATE (HABIT) WINS 2017 NECA SHOWSTOPPER AWARD
SEATTLE, WA – Orbit Industries’ new Height Adjustable Box Installation Template (HABIT) was recognized in the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) Showstopper Awards as one of the top products at the 2017 NECA Convention. The NECA Showstopper Award is given to new products or services that help electrical contractors succeed on the job.
This is the first award for the HABIT, which was first introduced in October 2016.
The Height Adjustable Box Installation Template is a reusable tool. It allows installers to consistently mount boxes or brackets at a uniform height. The HABITs adjustable platform is also magnetic, so it holds tight to box & bracket assemblies while they are secured to studs.
The HABITs platform adjusts from 0″ to 21″ off the floor (measured at box center). The platform is easily locked at the desired height, via wing nuts on the sides, to accommodate the installer’s bracket of choice.
With the Height Adjustable Box Installation Template (HABIT), installers can:
Reduce material handling costs: HABIT eliminates the need for kick-brackets, which, due to their irregular shape, can get expensive to ship and tend to damage easily in transit.
Work faster: No measuring is required, especially in floors that require consistent switch and receptacle heights
Work efficiently: Maximize efficiency by using the HABIT in conjunction with Orbit Stud-to-Stud Brackets. By doing so, installers may confidently assign first year apprentices to layout and boxing-of-units — with minimal supervision.
Use it again: The more installers use the HABIT from one job to the next, the more they will save in time and exertion.
A second HABIT can also be stacked on top of the first – without tools. The second HABITs magnetic platform can now be raised up to a height of 49″, measured at box center. The HABITs stackability offers many benefits. For instance, receptacles can be secured with the lower HABIT, while NEC-required “First Means of Support” is secured with the top HABIT.
In addition to the HABIT, Orbit Industries premiered other innovations at NECA 2017. These include Orbit’s new line of True 5” Square Steel Boxes and Roof Coupling Plates. At Orbit’s booth, contractors were able to interact with these and other innovations – including returning favorites like the Universal Mounting Adjustable Box (UMAB) and Simple Support Bracket (SSB).
“Unveiling our new HABIT turned into an incredible success,” said David Nikayin, Orbit’s CEO. “These products really show their worth when in the hands of installers. Allowing contractors to handle the products, in person and at our booth, really revealed just the type of solutions Orbit provides.”
For more information on the Height Adjustable Box Installation, visit: http://www.orbitelectric.com/steel-products/prefab-products/habit.html.