tonneau cover ARE

Durable Coating Options for Tonneau Covers and Truck Caps

A.R.E. Accessories is partnering with LINE-X, North America's largest retail automotive aftermarket franchise and provider of high performance spray-on bed liners, to offer an elastomeric protective coating option for all A.R.E. truck caps and fibergla... Read more >
vegetation management Terex

XT Pro Tree Trimmer Series for Vegetation Management

Utility vehicles: Redesigned Terex XT Pro Series Tree Trimmer trucks are designed to meet the unique jobsite needs of tree care professionals. These overcenter aerial devices have the same features that made the company’s previous tree trimmers so popu... Read more >
line maintenance Condux Tesmec

PLW 2-5 Hydraulic Puller is Completely Self-contained

Line construction: Condux Tesmec’s PLW 2-5 Hydraulic Puller is completely self-contained and can be mounted on a truck chassis or trailer. The multi-drum puller provides up to 5,000 lbs. of pulling force and is designed to be used with pilot rope for i... Read more >
docking station Gamber Johnson

New Vehicle Docking Station for Panasonic Toughbook 54 Laptop Computer

Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and long-time partner with Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, announces a vehicle docking station designed for the new Panasonic Toughbook 54 semi... Read more >
crimping tool Greenlee

Battery-powered EK50ML Micro Crimping Tool

Utility supplies: Greenlee introduces what is cited to be the world’s first battery-powered crimping tool with PowerSense Technology, the EK50ML Micro Crimping Tool. The lightweight tool can deliver 3,400 lbs. of crimping force and crimps 65 percent fa... Read more >
vehicle accessory KH Industries

New LED StarBeam Vehicle Mounted Spotlight

KH Industries, US manufacturer of the NightRay and StarBeam remote control spotlights, has introduced a new LED StarBeam Spotlight featuring low amperage draw and a focused high output light pattern.

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protective clothing Ergodyne

Safety clothing: Redesigned cooling vests


Protective clothing: Ergodyne launches three redesigned Phase Change Series cooling vests.

electrical measurement Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories SEL

Energy meter: Meter provides wide-area visualization with synchrophasors


Electrical measurement: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL) recently added synchrophasors to its SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter.

utility equipment Schneider Electric

Utility tools: Enhance demand response and customer engagement in one platform


Utility equipment: Upgraded Schneider Electric Energy Profiler Online solution builds on value of multi-solution integrated platform.

power distribution Larson Electronics

Energy management: 15 KVA three-phase 480 to 120 volt power distribution system


Energy management: 15 KVA three-phase 480 to 120 volt power distribution system

utility equipment CBS ArcSafe

Utility safety: Remote racking, switching solutions for low-, medium-voltage switchgear


Utility equipment: CBS ArcSafe introduces RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers.

utility vehicles Doosan

Construction equipment: Tier 4-compliant wheel excavators from Doosan


Utility vehicles: Doosan introduces two new Tier 4-compliant wheel excavators with improved fuel efficiency.

mobile computer Handheld Group

Mobile computer: NAUTIZ X1 ultra-rugged handheld now with Windows embedded handheld

04/23/2015 Handheld computer: Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, tablets and handhelds, is now offering its ultra-rugged handheld and enterprise smartphone NAUTIZ X1 with Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, Microsoft’s ...


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NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power systems, went into effect last year. Here is a look at what makes this standard so unique and some tips on how best to comply.

Winter is Here: Batten Down the Hatches and Harden Your Systems

Utility designers are faced with a two-fold challenge: to enhance systems with new, more responsive smart grid technology, while hardening infrastructure to withstand future attacks from Mother Nature. 



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This Month's Issue

April 2015
Volume 19, Issue 4




Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.

Meter Socket Converter

AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.

Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers

AE Product’s Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers are a cost effective way to safely blank-off a Socket that is not in use. Available with or without blades. Color options and personalization available.

Meter Socket Gaskets

AEP’s Meter Socket Gaskets protects your Meters from moisture, insects, sand and other particles by providing a better seal between the meter and the meter socket cover.