New Products Showcase
A collection of new products for linemen and utility workers.
Mini Light Bar
Superior Signals Inc. (SSI) has added a new 9-inch amber mini bar to its extensive inventory of light bars. This bar is designed to shine light on your work site, truck bed, or even to warn other drivers of your presence. The XMICRO mini bar is 9.76” long and a thin 1.45” high.
Designed with strong polycarbonate lenses and mounting base, 30 amber LEDs, 23 built-in selectable flash patterns, and an impressive 100,000+ working hours, it has the capability to be synchronized with multiple units and has non-volatile memory recall. The bar is also backed with a 5-year warranty. SSI serves OEM and aftermarket customers domestically and internationally by providing quality vehicle safety lighting and traffic control products for demanding on- and off-road markets. The company offers an industry-knowledgeable sales force and dedicated sales representatives to assist you in your product requirements for a variety of vehicle and equipment components.
Superior Signals Inc.
Underground Cable Placer/Scrapper
The TSE/OKC Underground Cable Placer/Scrapper from Al Asher and Sons uses a 24,000-lb capacity grip wheel that is controlled with an in-line tension meter that reads the line pull in pounds and displays the data on a digital LED screen at the control station. It also controls the winch line speed in fractions of feet per minute. All readouts are displayed at the handset of the multi-function radio remote controls and at the master control panel.
The TSE CP-120 puller is designed for high-speed cable retrieval, and is capable of removing cable and placing cable in and out of the ducts. The pulling boom feature allows a small crew to set up underground pulling operations with minimal or very little rigging to depths of 29 feet below ground level. The articulation and rotation of the telescopic (up/down) pulling boom allows simple and accurate alignment of the cable to the duct for easy removal of old cable or the installation of new. It is ideal for many utility applications where high-speed cable retrieval services can be accomplished with a minimal crew. Similar machines have been delivered to many leading utilities across the United States and Canada, including Arizona Public Service, Detroit Edison, AT&T, Bell Canada, and Southern California Edison.
Al Asher and Sons Inc.
6” Diagonal Flush Cut Cutter
Flush-cut jaws on the new 6” Diagonal Flush Cut Cutter from Snap-on provide clean cuts across a wide range of materials. The 6” Diagonal Flush Cut Cutter (part number 786CF) makes crisp, flat clean cuts, eliminating painful edges on wire bundles and other components secured by both large and small cable ties.
The cutter is manufactured with cold-forged alloyed steel for added strength and extended tool life. Additionally, the tapered head provides greater access for precise cuts in tight workspaces. Features and benefits of the 6” Diagonal Flush Cut Cutter include: a differential heat-treatment manufacturing process that adds strength and toughness; cushioned plastisol handles that provide comfort and leverage while reducing fatigue; additional color options (available in green handle [part number 786CFG] and orange handle [part number 786CFO]); and a protective plastic cap that’s included with each unit to secure the precision ground cutting edge from damage.
Electric Chain Hoist
Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and services for material handling, recently released its CM® Lodestar® VS electric chain hoist, now available in higher capacities up to three tons. The CM Lodestar VS combines the company’s industry-leading hoist design with best-in-class adjustable frequency drive performance. The Lodestar VS features CM HI-Tech™ (Hoist Interface Technology) — one of the easiest-to-use computer interfaces on the market, developed exclusively by Columbus McKinnon.
CM HI-Tech gives operators the ability to quickly and easily adjust hoist speed and performance parameters to deliver the precision load control their application demands. Using the interface, operators can easily set upper and lower hoist limits, enable additional electronic overload protection and instantly access hoist status and fault information. The Lodestar VS comes equipped with the Magnetek IMPULSE®•G+ Mini drive, a Columbus McKinnon brand. Utilizing Magnetek’s advanced programming features, the IMPULSE•G+ Mini is optimized for unparalleled performance with programming features that allow for monitoring of the lift, load, current and voltage. Combined, these features help decrease wear and tear on the hoist by lowering torque spikes and reducing overload faults while ensuring smooth acceleration and deceleration. Magnetek drives are backed by superior aftermarket support, available 24/7, 365 days per year. The Lodestar VS, excluding 3-step models, comes equipped with the CM Rocket universal pendant, which features a unique, ergonomically designed rocker switch that reduces thumb strain and fatigue while giving the operator ultimate load control for micro-positioning applications. The Lodestar VS is available in capacities ranging from 1/8 to 3 tons with a 10-ft. standard lift.
Columbus McKinnon Channel Services
Security Patch Management
Doble Engineering Company, a leader in power grid diagnostic solutions and subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., has released PatchAssure, its advanced patch management solution. PatchAssure provides utmost field and substation asset defensibility for susceptible electrical utility environments by performing update monitoring, configuration management, and extensive evidence collection for audits. Power grid operators can use PatchAssure to leverage Doble’s extensive cybersecurity experience and expertise.
Doble’s PatchAssure ensures that all types of updates are accounted for, including: security, functionality, and workarounds. Doble PatchAssure also delivers the following benefits: offers an efficient, cost-friendly and turnkey program for strained internal teams, especially in identifying and deploying security and software patches from a variety of vendors; manages risk quickly and allows asset managers to redirect focus on more complex field tasks due to fast and accurate vulnerability and patch detection; reduces infrastructure and resource costs by addressing all aspects of patch management, from discovery to delivery, and all substation devices such as relays and network switches. On-demand provision of extensive evidence for every aspect of the patch management process makes Doble PatchAssure an ideal solution for NERC CIP compliance. With the consistent and reliable monitoring capabilities of PatchAssure, utilities can focus on the complexities behind grid operation.
Doble Engineering Company
Color Change: Hundred Series Arc-Rated Face Shields
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announced that the color of the company’s arc-flash-resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional visible light transfer (VLT), the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a true color gray (TCG) arc-rated face shield, improving technician vision over prior green models.
The Cementex Hundred Series Arc-Rated Face Shields feature a molded shape to minimize vision distortion. The long length, chin cup, and sides provide superior coverage and protection, while the brow shield deflects the impact of an arc blast in the event of an arc flash incident. The new gray arc-rated face shields feature translucent sides and chin area, providing improved peripheral vision for technicians working on energized equipment. The face shields meet the requirements of NFPA 70E and ASTM F2178. All Cementex products are made in the U.S.A. to the highest standards of quality.
The Series 3 full-body fall protection harness from Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, is used for personal fall arrest, work positioning, restraint and rescue/confined space applications. It features a captivated chest strap that prevents improper adjustment and accidental slippage, rubber web ends that fold over and protect the harnesses against damage, and dual lanyard keepers for safe storage of unused lanyard legs.
Both have a loop for easily connecting to a dual SRL connector, freeing up the D-ring for other attachments, and an optional heavy-duty waist pad and belt to accommodate tools. Capacity for the harnesses is 130-420 pounds. The torso on the Series 3 can be easily adjusted in seconds and its snap-on shoulder padding adds comfort for users while they work. The Velcro®-covered label maintains its legibility, and impact indicators alert users if a fall has occurred while the harness has been worn. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and are pending CSA certification. The harnesses in the Guardian S series are customizable and assembled in the USA.
Pure Safety Group
Keystone Cat6A Jack
Platinum Tools®, the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, has released the new Keystone Cat6A Jacks (product numbers 751-1 shielded/752-1 non-shielded). The new Keystone Cat6A Jack has a tool-less design that is easy and fast to terminate and made to fit industry standard wall plates and unloaded patch panels.
The design also reduces tool cost, since no punch-down tool is required. The color-coded wire guide ensures pairs stay in the proper order for fast, easy terminations. This keystone jack is also designed to be reusable, and comes in multiple colors, so it can be used to replace old, worn-out jacks or be integrated into newer projects with little difficulty. Additional features and specifications include: color-coded T568A/B sequence that makes wire configuration easy; unshielded is available in either blue or white; UL listed; exceeds TIA/EIA-568-C.2; IEC 60512-99-001 PoE compliant; and RoHS compliant.
Telehandler with Traversing Boom Carriage
Marking its entry into the 12,000-pound capacity market, Pettibone introduces the Traverse T1258X telehandler. The new Traverse model becomes part of the industry’s only new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage that can move loads by traveling horizontally. By providing up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, the Traverse allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions. The T1258X has a specified lift height of 58’6” and its landing height is identical.
By contrast, traditional fixed-boom pivots typically have a true landing height that is several feet less than the promoted lift height, as users must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone. The traversing boom allows for maximum forward reach of 47’10”. The new telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that helps the machine achieve its maximum load capacity of 12,000 pounds. The engine is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19”. The T1258X is built on Pettibone’s next-gen X-Series platform, delivering a combination of rugged dependability, user-friendly controls, and clear sightlines for excellent visibility. Drivetrain and axles have been optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. A pintle hitch mount adds versatility for towing. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius of 14’4”. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse. Featuring formed boom plates and less welding, the machine’s 4-section boom offers greater strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads.
Klein Tools introduces Padded Leather Quick-Release Belts, which combine comfort and safety with extra cushion for all-day use. Several models from Klein’s battery-operated tool product line now feature 4-amp-hour DeWALT® lithium-ion batteries, helping line crews get the job done with greater efficiency.
Padded Leather Quick-Release Belts’ (Cat. Nos. 5426M, 5426L, 5426XL) durable leather belt and pad combine comfort and safety for all-day use. The quick-release buckle allows user to immediately disengage the belt if needed, while the leather belt pad provides a comfortable cushion for additional back support. One-way release snaps secure the pad in place. Made in the United States with global components and heavy-duty leather for a longer tool life. Multiple sizes available to accommodate varying waist sizes, from 34” to 54”. This is not an occupational protective belt.
Grinders and Cutoff Tools
Snap-on Industrial has launched a new lineup of grinder and cutoff tools that are lightweight and designed for low vibration. The four new grinders and two new cutoff tools feature pneumatic motors that keep internal components cool; adjustable rear exhaust that allows the operator to direct air flow away from the work area; and a built-in air regulator to dial in the exact speed for each specific application.
Additional features and benefits of the grinders and cutoff tools include: ergonomic comfort grip handle that isolates vibration; variable speed safety-style padded trigger that helps prevent accidental start up; low vibration and sound levels that reduce fatigue and vibration; and small size that provides maneuverability to reach restricted areas. Available in red, green, orange or hi-vis yellow.
Turnkey Distribution Automation Solutions
G&W Electric and Survalent have entered into an agreement that enables G&W to bundle Survalent software into its LaZer® II and LaZer® III distribution automation solutions. These solutions will enable utilities to automatically restore power in seconds to as many customers as possible in the case of a fault or loss of voltage on a feeder. G&W LaZer automation solutions are a family of complete, pre-engineered Fault Location, Isolation, and Restoration (FLISR) solutions that can include G&W switchgear, IEDs, communication equipment, protocols, software, integration services, and Factory Acceptance Tests.
With this agreement, LaZer II will include SurvalentONE FLISR and Loss of Voltage (LOV) in the bundle and LaZer III will include FLISR, LOV, and Distribution Power Flow (DPF). These solutions detect faults and low-voltage issues, isolate the feeder sections, calculate back-up feeder capacity, and create switch orders to automatically redistribute and restore power flow. This can have a dramatic impact on reliability metrics. For example, Survalent FLISR has helped one utility reduce SAIDI by 46.9%, SAIFI by 38.7%, and CAIDI by 13.1% after one year.
Remote Switch Actuator
CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the RSA-224 remote switch actuator for the Eaton/Cutler-Hammer POW-R-WAY lineup of 100-200 A busway systems. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-224 allows technicians to remotely close or trip the busway plug from a safe distance of up to 300 feet while stationed outside the arc-flash boundary.
Installation and operation do not require any modifications to existing electrical equipment, thanks to CBS ArcSafe’s magnetic latching system. POW-R-WAY busway systems are broadly deployed in applications where users provide local power distribution to devices while supplying power and protecting a wide range of industrial equipment. The RSA-224 is a cost-effective solution for keeping operators safe when compared with arc-flash mitigation alternatives. Optional features include a radio remote with a range up to 300 feet, a 24 VDC LED light, a wireless video camera system with an LCD monitor, and a rugged protective case assembly. All RSA units are portable, with fast and easy setup. They offer mechanical and/or electrical safety protection, adjust to fit unique electrical equipment configurations, reduce requirements for personal protection equipment, and meet NFPA 70E arc-flash safety compliance standards.
Commercial and Industrial Electric Meters
Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities worldwide, announced significant enhancements to its fifth-generation kV2c™ commercial and industrial (C&I) meter, making it easier for utilities to optimize existing grid infrastructures. One major enhancement permits utilities to deliver reliable power by better managing over-voltage and surge events.
The enhancement eliminates the need to replace meters following an overvoltage and allows utilities to ride through overvoltage events safely. Another improvement provides expanded processing power and memory that permits backward compatibility to all previous fifth-generation kV2c meters. This feature ensures future-proof products for utilities and their C&I customers to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s grid. With more than two million units already in place, the kV2c line of C&I meters is the most widely deployed smart meter in the C&I market. Its new features also improve operational benefits, such as safety and lower total cost of ownership, generating a higher return on investment for the utility.
The LAD250 is the newest member in the LAD Series from Bay Shore Systems. This machine was developed to provide a deeper drilling depth while maintaining a short attachment height. The LAD250 has rotary torque of 26,000 ft.-lbs (90 kN-m); drills up to 45 feet (12 m) deep with square bars; and is capable of being built with RLKs.
An attachment height as short as 10 feet and side tilt capabilities of 10 degrees allow this rig to reach very limited access sites. Designed to be mounted to zero-swing excavators as small as 13 tons allows this completed rig to weigh less than 50,000 lbs for transport. Custom rigs are available.
Bay Shore Systems
Course for Crane Operator Evaluations
Crane Industry Services LLC now offers training for employers who need to qualify individuals to do crane operator evaluations according to new OSHA requirements. In addition, CIS staff can provide third-party crane operator evaluations to assist companies who need extra help getting these done. During the first 60 days of enforcement (until April 15, 2019), OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements for operators of cranes used in construction.
A one-day Crane Site Safety class offered by CIS may now also include two additional days on site devoted to instruction on how to evaluate an operator. On the second day of evaluation instruction, potential evaluators are observed performing the actual process. The course reviews the OSHA documentation requirements and includes a checklist that evaluators can apply to different crane types and configurations that are commonly used in the employer’s fleet. The course also provides guidance for evaluators to determine if an operator is qualified to run the machine.
Crane Industry Services LLC
Fast, Effective Marking System
The Flagshooter system was created to make flagging and painting marks for utility locating fast and effective. The flags are made of robust materials with the largest print in the industry.
The Flagshooter is designed to save time while withstanding the rigors that today’s technicians will place on it regularly. Backed by a 90-day, money-back guarantee and a one-year warranty.
Wire Management Clip
BURNDY®, a leading manufacturer and provider of wire management solutions to the Solar PV industry, announces the addition of the new ACC-F4F wire management clip to the WILEY line. The ACC-F4F wire management clip is made of corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, which makes it a durable, long-lasting and reliable solution for all environments. The ACC-F4F is easy to install and slides 90 degrees onto module frames of various thicknesses.
The ACC-F4F accommodates 1 to 4 PV cables up to 8.0 mm in diameter. The rolled edges are designed to help protect cable insulation from damage. ACC-F4F clips are the perfect solution for keeping the PV installation neat, clean and free from ground faults. This high-quality, long-lasting, labor-saving wire management solution features an innovative design that allows for quick and easy installations; corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel that provides outstanding durability and performance in all environments; and two snake-tongue tabs that securely anchor clips to module frames or purlins. It is compatible on modules/purlins with a flange thickness range of 1.0 mm to 3.0 mm and installs in a 90-degree orientation.
FISO Technologies Inc. (FISO), a leading manufacturer of high-quality fiber-optic sensors and monitoring solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the EasyGrid BASE (EGD-BASE), a new class of monitoring system designed for measuring critical temperatures within power transformers, reactors and other high-voltage equipment.
The EGD-BASE was designed to address the industry’s need for a compact and economical system to expand the attainable power grid applications and provide an easily integrated solution for transformer monitoring system (TMS) providers. The EGD-BASE adds new capabilities to the already highly successful EasyGrid product line, which includes the EasyGrid, EasyGrid LT and EasyTest. The monitor can measure up to 12 channels across a reading range of -80°C to 300°C while offering a fiber-optic communication capability for secure data transfer. Well-suited for integration within a TMS, the accurate temperature data from this direct, online and real-time monitor adds value and helps enable condition-based maintenance of power transformers (thus maximizing their performance), along with bushing, dissolved gas and partial discharge data.
Fast-Curing CIPP Technology
HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, has announced its exclusive Bluelight™ LED system is now available in North America. Already proven in Europe and Russia, the Bluelight system is a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining system that cures up to five times faster than conventional methods.
Made for laterals and small sewer pipes 4” to 10” in diameter, this exclusive technology greatly reduces the time installers must wait for a liner to cure, allowing them to complete jobs more quickly. While the curing speed alone helps installers complete more footage in a given workday, the Bluelight system’s LED technology offers another important advantage as well. Since the resin cannot be activated by heat, air or non-LED light sources, resin-impregnated liners are stable enough for storage and extended working times. The Bluelight LED system is compact and lightweight, making it easily portable on the jobsite. In addition, it includes a camera mounted in the LED curing head, allowing the installer to visually inspect inverted lining and monitor the cure progression.
Low Profile, Square Drive Torque Wrenches
Enerpac, a global market leader in heavy lifting technology and high-pressure hydraulics, announces the new RSL Series Low Profile and Square Drive Torque Wrenches. This versatile, single-drive unit solution with interchangeable hex cassettes and square drive heads lets users quickly change tools during operations, enhancing productivity and lowering tool investment costs.
Seven RSL Series drive units accommodate a wide range of hex cassette sizes from 7/8 in. to 6-1/8 in. (22 mm–155 mm), with maximum output torque ranging from 1408 ft-lbs. to 28002 ft-lbs. at 10,000 PSI. The RSL Series also features a range of “Slimline” hex cassettes that provide superior access to narrow spaces, like a blow-out preventer, without compromising on tool durability or torque output. The RSL Series cassettes provide optimum strength-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios, with rugged alloy steel design and just three moving parts for reduced maintenance. The innovative design completely encloses all moving parts and minimizes pinch points. The RSL Series delivers accuracy to +/- 3%, with 30-35° of operating stroke to enhance productivity while avoiding “tool lock on.” A minimum nose radius ensures trouble-free tool fit and the reaction arm has a simple dial lock for rapid changes. Robust handles are available for both sides and the tops of wrenches providing extra maneuverability. Back-Up Spanners and a number of optional accessories are available to provide maximum versatility. Enerpac offers a large selection of air and electric pumps that are system-matched to hydraulic torque wrenches.
Pipe and Cable Locator
Schonstedt Instrument Company is pleased to announce the launch of “Loki,” a multi-frequency locator solution designed to “sweep” large areas to quickly and easily locate buried assets. Loki is designed for utilities and construction crews seeking a user-friendly, lower-cost locating solution. Representing the latest evolution of locators, Loki combines new and innovative features to find buried pipe and cables more efficiently.
As the first Schonstedt pipe and cable locator with “Dual Mode” capabilities, Loki can simultaneously search for and identify transmitter and power signals for quick and accurate sweeps prior to excavation. Loki is a feature-rich, multi-frequency locator that operates in Active, Inductive, Sonde, and Passive modes. Built in to ensure safe and effective locating, ShallowAlert™ warns of shallow pipes and cables and NoiseProtect™ enables use in electrically noisy environments. Available in two models, Contractor and Utilities, each model is optimized to perform in the demanding environments of the construction and utilities industries.
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Utility Impact Wrench
Milwaukee Tool’s M18 FUEL™ 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ONE-KEY™ is the industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for linemen. It is also the world’s fastest-drilling cordless 7/16” impact wrench, delivering 30% faster drilling than other cordless options available. The new tool also provides up to 750 ft.-lbs max torque for powerful breakaway capability and has features uniquely designed to offer linemen maximum control such as an extended handle and QUIK-LOK™ chuck.
As with all M18 FUEL™ products, the new tool features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations: the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software. Together, these innovations deliver unmatched performance and durability for the most demanding applications on the line, as well as the run-time to drill up to 40 holes per charge. This means users can set up numerous poles without having to run to the charger. The industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for linemen, the tool is designed to increase overall efficiency during utility work. Its lightweight design offers improved balance, and its elongated handle was made to fit high-voltage rubber safety gloves, providing maximum grip and maneuverability in demanding environments. Additionally, the tool’s unique QUIK-LOK™ chuck is an industry-first for a 7/16” utility impact and allows for single-handed bit insertion. Linemen can now swap between augers and sockets quickly without taking their hand off the tool’s handle during installations, reducing the risk of drops. An integrated lanyard loop provides convenient transfer and storage. As an added benefit, ONE-KEY™ provides the ability to customize, track and manage this impact wrench.
Pyramex Safety Ridgeline® produces expertly designed, high-performing hard hats and bump caps. Ridgeline head protection comes in three styles; a variety of finishes and colors, including hi-vis options; vented versions; and are available with 4-point and 6-point ratchet suspensions for easy adjusting. Choose from Ridgeline’s three styles of hats: full brim, cap and bump cap. The Ridgeline Full Brim Hard Hat is constructed of ABS material for strong and seemingly weightless protection. The helmet is easy to adjust with ratchet suspension that allows the wearer to modify the fit while wearing the hard hat.
A soft, replaceable brow pad and ratchet suspension provides a comfortable fit. The Ridgeline Cap Style Hard Hat is also made of highly robust ABS material. The low-profile design has a low center of gravity for better balance and features a four-position harness allowing you to move the harness forward, backward, up or down for a personalized fit. There is also an easy to grasp knob to adjust the suspension from 6-1/2 to 8 as well as swinging hinge points that allow you to find the most comfortable position on the back of your head. The Ridgeline Cap Style Hard Hat also passes standards for reverse orientation, high temperature (HT) and low temperature (LT). Rear padded suspension and padded fabric and a polyurethane foam sweatband provide all-day comfort. A vented pressure pad keeps your head cool. The third model, the Ridgeline Bump Cap, is ideal for applications where hard hats are not required but protection from minor bumps and scalp lacerations are needed.
UFO Cloud Lock and Vehicle Security System
The UFO Cloud Lock and Vehicle Security System from National Fleet Products features remote, encrypted lock control, virtual key convenience, tiered access permissions, geofencing capabilities and tool tagging that ensures that all equipment that leaves also comes back. The cloud-based, app-driven locking technology puts advanced Internet of Things (IoT) security tools in the hands of fleet managers, and is the first of its kind in the industry.
Using the SHA256 encrypted communication protocol developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), all electronic commands and equipment communications are ultra-secure. An easy-to-use app transcends mechanical keys, allowing managers to create virtual keychains of admission that can be modified in real time. Using the app’s dedicated dashboard, locks can be opened and closed, access permissions granted and much more, all from the manager’s remote location and wherever they have access to their phone or computer. Through IoT connectivity, it’s also possible to manage an “ecosystem” of interlocking security systems including those in locks, doors, entrance gates, machines, cabinets and much more. The system gives managers total control over who can use virtual keys, and exactly what they have permission to access and when. The system’s tool tagging feature is particularly relevant to work truck applications and anywhere tools and equipment are regularly transported in and deployed from a vehicle. Not only can managers confirm that the right tools are on board before the truck is dispatched, they can also make sure the same tools are accounted for and loaded before the vehicle leaves the work site.
National Fleet Products
Wire Management Clip
BURNDY®, a leading manufacturer and provider of wire management solutions to the Solar PV industry, announces the addition of the new ACC-FPV90 wire management clip to the WILEY line. The ACC-FPV90 wire management clip is made of corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel, which makes it a durable, long lasting and reliable solution for all environments. The ACC-FPV90 is easy to install and slides 90 degrees on to module frames of various thicknesses. The ACC-FPV90 accommodates 1 to 2 PV cables up to 8.0 mm in diameter.
The rolled edges are designed to help protect cable insulation from damage. ACC-FPV90 clips are the perfect solution for keeping the PV installation neat, clean and free from ground faults. Features include: innovative design that allows for quick and easy installations; high-quality, long-lasting, labor-saving wire management solution; corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel that provides outstanding durability and performance in all environments; and snake-tongue tabs that securely anchor clips to module frames or purlins. It’s compatible on modules/purlins with a flange thickness range of 1.0 mm to 3.0 mm; installs in a 90-degree orientation; has considerate lead-in for installation without tools; accommodates all types of PV cable; and has rolled edges that protect cable insulation from damage.
Material Handling Aerial Device
Terex Corporation’s Optima TC55 is a non-overcenter material handling aerial device with 60 ft. working height and 42.8 ft. side reach. The Optima series ‘optimizes’ weight and payload with enhanced features of ground access, greater side reach, lower travel height, increased boom speed and responsiveness and improved maintenance access.
A new pedestal design allows for easier access for torqueing lower rotation bearing bolts. O-ring face seals allow for improved hydraulic connections and are used on hoses and fittings above rotation. Additionally, the platform can be lowered near the ground, making it easier for operators to access and handle tools and equipment passed from the ground crew.