Utility equipment: Connector Manufacturing Company (CMC) introduces the new ROTO-LUG connector product line. ROTO-LUG connectors have the built-in Turning Point rotational feature that allows up to 219 degree positioning in all directions: front-and-back and side-to-side.
The built-in rotation feature significantly reduces installation time and the amount of conductor needed because it allows the installer to bring the connector to the conductor by quickly adjusting the angle of the connector to accommodate the conductor. ROTO- LUG connectors are range taking and accommodate both copper and aluminum conductors. ROTO-LUG connectors are cULus Listed for wire terminations.
Over the years, wire has become larger in size while at the same time switchgear boxes and breaker boxes have become smaller and more compact. Electrical contractors must bend large diameter wire to install it in the fixed lugs available today. Often, bending is accomplished by heating and machine-bending the wire beyond limits allowed by codes and safety for lack of an alternative. CMC’s ROTO-LUG connectors provide a superior connection in 50 percent less time as standard termination methods where the need to bend the wire is present.
Acquired by BURNDY in 2013, CMC was established in the early 1940s and relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1976. CMC has three primary sites totaling over 206,000 square feet of production. CMC is a full line manufacturer of aluminum and copper connectors, offering both mechanical and compression designs. In addition to its utility products, CMC manufactures connectors for meter socket terminals, load center neutral bars, switch gear terminations, commercial panel boards, circuit breakers, motor controls and pole line hardware, wind energy products, solar energy products, and enclosures.