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

Hastings Line Guards are installed before setting new poles to guard against accidental line contact. They also guard against accidental contacts by personnel working in insulating aerial buckets or on platforms.

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Video monitoring: Dome network cameras

Video surveillance: Panasonic’s 720p dome cameras deliver high definition images at 60 frames-per-second and up to 133dB enhanced video dynamic range.

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Line construction: Vermeer introduces the second horizontal directional drill (HDD) in its new S3 series. The D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD is designed for what contractors want: more power to handle tougher jobs.

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Safety products: Larson Electronics releases an explosion proof box fan designed for use on 220 volts AC.

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Utility safety: Belden introduces its industrial security solutions. New Tofino Xenon and Configurator 2.0 increase customization, flexibility and ease of securing industrial networks.

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Cable stripper: Cable stripping tool from Greenlee

Utility equipment: Greenlee’s JRF-4 Universal Stripping Tool is one tool with infinite adjustability to strip hundreds of cable sizes and types.

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Utility tools: New PRO 6-in-1 screwdriver

Utility equipment: Platinum Tools’ ergonomically designed screwdriver has a high impact plastic core covered in a comfortable cushion grip handle.




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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.