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Glu-lam Manufacturing Process Extends Laminated Wood Pole Life

Laminated Wood Systems Inc. (LWS) has developed a new, patent-pending, glu-lam manufacturing process called PentaTrate. The PentaTrate design features a grooved, un-glued edge joint on multiple-layup E-LAM laminated wood poles.

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VarCom 2600 Communicating Capacitor Controls

HD Electric Company's VarCom 2600 Communicating Capacitor Controls provide remote control from central Volt-VAR, CVR, DMS or SCADA systems and can control capacitor banks using combinations of ambient temperature, time, voltage, current and kVAR.

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Docking Station for Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Tablet Computer

Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounting, announces a new vehicle docking station designed for the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 7-inch tablet computer.

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PowerBlade Cable Cutter Line Expanded With Big Kahuna for Large MCM Cables

IDEAL Industries Inc., a manufacturer and suppliers of tools, connectors and testing products for electricians and data communications contractors, has introduced the newest member of its PowerBlade line of professional-grade cable cutters-the Big Kahu... Read more >

Adjustable CablzMonoz Eyewear Retainers

Cablz eyewear retainers feature patented ball bearing technology. Cablz recently announced its new line of adjustable eyewear retainers called CablzMonoz.

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Hastings Line Guards Keep Linemen Safe

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Line maintenance: Remedial preservative paste for in-service wood utility poles

Utility poles: Osmose Utilities Services Inc., a provider of remedial wood preservative technologies to the utility industry, has released a new solvent-free remedial preservative paste formulation for use on in-service wood ut...
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Electrical measurement: Electro Industries releases MP200 high density energy metering system in easy install NEMA 1 type enclosure.

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Protective eyewear: Galeton has taken its Wildcard Safety Glasses and added these hot new looks -- black frame with white accents and black frame with safety yellow accents. You get to protect your eyes while looking great.
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Utility equipment: Simplify wireless Smart HART temperature readings with Moore Industries’ THZ WirelessHART solution.

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Energy meters: Meter enclosures now UL listed

Voltage meters: TESCO Pre-Wired Meter Enclosures are now UL Listed. The enclosures are designed for use in commercial and industrial metering installations where voltage ratings of 480 and above are required.

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Utility safety: Heated insoles keep your feet warm in cold weather

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This Month's Issue

June 2014
Volume 18, Issue 6




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.