Energy management: BURNDY® announces the new Bolted Wedge In-Line Disconnect Switch, combining an innovative bolted-wedge hybrid connector with industry standard components to bring the most reliable performance to switch/distribution line connections. The Bolted Wedge In-Line Switch features recognized and proven MindCore Technologies blade components, as well as Advanced Rubber Products Inc. insulators attached to a BURNDY-designed yoke plate assembly. It is ideal for use in gloving and hot stick applications when paired with an industry standard loadbreak tool.
The Bolted Wedge In-Line Switch utilizes dual insulators to minimize switch movement during opening and closing of the blade. Installation steps are kept to a minimum as the switch can be snapped directly onto the line and secured with the BURNDY conductor pivot retainer. This retainer acts as a third hand to free up the line worker’s hands to safely install the connectors.
The innovative BURNDY bolted wedge connectors utilize bolted technology to provide a highly reliable mechanical and electrical connection and combines it with sliding wedge technology to ensure the connection stays tight even if the line experiences high mechanical loads. The hybrid design also takes some of the guess work out of tightening the hardware. Simply tighten the bolts near the recommended tightening torque and the hybrid system takes over.
In addition to improving the safety and reliability of the connection, the new Bolted Wedge Connector system also increases the range of conductors it accommodates. Two switches now accommodate conductors ranging from 1/0 ACSR up to 556.6 (26/7) ACSR. This increase in range taking ability reduces the number of different SKUs required by a utility for switching applications.
Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire BURNDY has over 90 years of dedicated customer support in both service and product. Our customers need to look no further than BURNDY for all their connector, tool, and accessory needs with our BURNDY Engineered Systems of coordinating dies, connectors and tools. The three elements have been specifically designed to work together and engineered to meet stringent, accepted quality standards – providing the user complete confidence in the integrity of the connection.
Since 2009, BURNDY LLC has been a key brand under the Electrical Systems Platform of Hubbell Incorporated. More information can be found at www.Hubbell.com