Kate Wade

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.

Pad Mount Lid Lifter

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MADI has launched the Pad Mount Lid Lifter, which helps to eliminate lost-time accidents due to back strains and injuries. The new and improved Lid Lifter will also eliminate lineworker exposure to flashes while making the lifting of transformer doors up to five times easier.  This product is extremely simple to use and folds into […]

Lineman Wrenches

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Lowell Corp. offers a wide array of 100% made-in-the-USA lineman wrenches to make linemen’s toughest jobs easier. The Lowell lineman’s wrenches provide greater flexibility for linemen dealing with the most common nut sizes in pole fasteners, lag bolts, C-clamps and suspension bolts. Our 151T, 150T, 51T and 50T triple square wrenches showcase three socket sizes […]

Body Rescue Hook Stick 

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As a worldwide manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, Hastings understands that every day has the potential to bring the unexpected to lineworkers. That is why Hastings designs every product, including their Body Rescue Hook Stick, with safety in mind.  Hastings’ Body Rescue Hook Stick is an 18-inch open hook mounted on a 1-1/4-inch O.D. […]

Electrical/Mechanical Shunts

A unique combination of both saddle (constant electrical interface utilizing Belleville washers while mechanically maintaining conductor shape) and frustoconical (68,000 lb/in2 of penetrating force) keepers provides the most cost-efficient, performance-effective, permanent upgrade solution for extending the life of your critical conductor connections. This dual-keeper design results in tensile performance at or above 95% of the RBS […]

Critical Monitoring for Remote Sites

Quest Controls Inc. has introduced the TELSEC CPM to address the monitoring and alarming requirements of critical infrastructure equipment and facilities that are without a network connection. This compact intuitive system provides wireless network connectivity to monitor temperature, humidity, intrusion, AC and DC power, ATS, generators, fuel level and other critical systems found in small […]

Remote Cable Cutter for High-Voltage Work 

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Greenlee, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, has introduced the ES20LXR Overhead Remote Cable Cutter developed in conjunction with utility professionals to help “remove the target” in high-voltage cutting applications. Allowing unprecedented access to hard-to-reach overhead areas, the ES20LXR weighs less than 5 pounds with battery, has a 350-degree rotating head and is designed to […]

Insulating Rope Tools

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Common rope can be a hazard in live-line maintenance. While a brand-new rope with no previous use may have some dielectric properties, moisture, dust, dirt and other contaminants start compromising the rope as soon as it begins to be used in the field. This is concerning because traditional rope cannot be thoroughly inspected, cleaned and […]

Ground Protection Solution

DICA has acquired SlatTrax, the next generation of ground protection and temporary access road for a variety of markets, including general construction, utilities and public works departments. SlatTrax is an engineered ground protection solution that can be deployed mechanically or manually. Both options allow users to quickly deploy and retrieve the roadway. The company acquired […]

FR Garment Line 

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National PPE manufacturer and distributor Magid has partnered with flame-resistant PPE and apparel company CarbonX to co-brand a line of FR garments they’re calling Magid FR by CarbonX. Ideal for protecting against molten metal hazards, Magid FR by CarbonX garments can withstand direct flame up to 20 times longer than competing FR garments without melting, […]

Industrial Wireless Communication System

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The EARTEC Co. has introduced XTreme wireless for professional crews that need instantaneous, hands-free voice contact. These hard-hat compatible headsets feature a compact transceiver built inside the ear cups, eliminating wires and belt packs. Each complete XTreme intercom includes one main headset that relays the digital signals generated by up to eight remotes. The headsets […]

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