Utility supplies: Helicopter blocks now available in multiple sizes
Line construction: Condux Tesmec 2-3 bundled conductor helicopter blocks are now available in 24- and 32-inch diameters, measured to the bottom of the groove.
Utility supplies: Condux Tesmec 2-3 bundled conductor helicopter blocks are now available in 24- and 32-inch diameters, measured to the bottom of the groove. The one-piece cast aluminum frame is over 25% lighter, yet stronger and less likely to break compared to aluminum blocks with welded extruded frames.
The unit’s specially designed counter-weight fly-in gate allows for quicker and more secure rope installs, featuring a unique hinge for safer and more efficient cable removal during clipping operation. Specially designed polyurethane sectors for the 32-inch block are available for use with twisted pair, T2/VR2 conductor.
With a workload rating of 12,000 lbs, the Condux Tesmec 2-3 bundled conductor blocks are load tested to 60,000 lbs providing a 5:1 safety factor. Lightweight aluminum blocks are easier to handle and require less fuel when hanging by helicopter or shipping from jobsite to jobsite. Replaceable nylon sectors are also available.
Condux Tesmec offers a full line of stringing equipment including pullers, tensioners and puller-tensioners, as well as productivity-enhancing conductor stringing tools and accessories.For more information about Condux Tesmec or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ website. Or visit our Industry News and Equipment Showcase e-newsletters