Emerson is now offering professionals four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter (EK6ATILX, EK6FTILX), the 6-Ton Underground Indenting Crimper (EK6IDCLX) and the In-Line ACSR and Guy Wire Cutter (ESC25LX).
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The ClampStar solution is a practical, inexpensive strategy to help utilities reduce wire-down incidents and unplanned outages.
ClampStar is an engineered electrical and mechanical shunt that significantly reduces whole-span wire replacement costs when installed over a failed splice or on a damaged portion of conductor, functioning as a permanent bypass electrical connection for virtually all overhead transmission- and distribution-class conductors from 6 AWG to 2515 kcmil.
This solution eliminates replacement of overhead splices and repairs damaged bare conductors through a quick, easy, permanent fix. ClampStar also is used to increase the performance rating of existing splices and other connectors, clamps and fittings for the purpose of increasing line ampacity that may presently be limited by such devices.
With ClampStar, splices, dead-ends and suspension clamps are repaired with no power interruption; connector replacement is no longer required. It easily installs over the existing connector.
The Red Wing Burnside boot collection for men offers best-in-class performance attributes without sacrificing ultimate comfort. Handcrafted in Red Wing, Minnesota, the Burnside collection features a new Vibram outsole for excellent slip and heat resistance. Memory foam padding along the tongue and collar minimizes pressure points around the ankle, and a four-layer removable footbed with polyurethane midsole, thermoplastic polyurethane arch and gel-pod heel strike creates unmatched comfort and protection against abrasion. The direct-attach welt construction allows for flexibility while a Nano composite toe cap provides superior protection with less weight and bulk. Designed for workers in heavy industrial, construction and indoor/outdoor work environments, the waterproof Burnside collection offers unmatched comfort, protection and slip resistance.
Red Wing www.redwingsafety.com
LineWise has introduced its new TLL-500A Triple Line Lifter for subtransmission applications. The new product is designed to be a low-cost, lightweight solution for supporting three phases of energized conductors from 34.5 kV to 72.5 kV.
The four main components of the TLL-500A are easy to assemble on the job site. The steel mast, which contains a turntable that allows it to swivel up to 15 degrees left or right, quickly pins to digger derrick adapters. The heavy-duty steel crossarm includes wear pads for maximum durability. Aluminum extension arms allow adjustment of the polymer insulators in 3-inch increments from a minimum overall span of 7 feet 4 inches to a maximum span of 16 feet. Insulators can be spaced a minimum of 3 feet 8 inches apart or a maximum of 8 feet apart.
The TLL-500A can be used in a horizontal or vertical configuration. It supports a maximum load of 500 pounds per position with a maximum side load of 200 pounds per position. An optional delta configuration allows operators to hang insulators in a downward position from the insulator sliders. Insulator extender attachments can extend insulators to accommodate pole structures with one conductor that is higher than the rest. A static arm attachment also is available to pick the static line at the same time as the conductors.
The TLL-500A comes in a convenient skid container that allows forklift loading from any side and will fit into standard full-size pickup beds.
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used as personal protective equipment to access workers and provide fall protection in confined space environments. The tripod features an innovative new crown and foot design that makes it stronger yet more lightweight than other tripods.
The TR3 is one of 20 new fall protection products PSG is launching in 2019 into the construction, oil and gas, energy, utilities, telecom, mining and transportation industries. It is the first Checkmate product to be launched in North America.
The TR3 tripod legs lock in the open position automatically during use, easily disengage for folding and are adjusted for proper height with captive pins. Detent pins secure them to the tripod using PVC-coated keeper wires. The tripod’s pivoting spiked feet and rubber soles allow for its use on soft or hard surfaces. Its anti-splay webbing, which prevents the tripod legs from splaying under a load, can be neatly tucked into its own housing slot for storage.
When used in conjunction with other Checkmate equipment, the TR3 can be used as an anchorage for suspended work and winch operations and as a secure fall arrest point.
The tripod’s maximum single-user weight for fall arrest, with one operator, is 310 pounds. When used in assisted rescue, the maximum combined capacity load for workers is 620 pounds, and it’s 550 pounds for carrying goods. The tripod meets OSHA standards, exceeds ANSI standards and will be CSA certified.
Pure Safety Group www.checkmateuk.com/products/tr3-tripod/
Rock Mills Enterprises is pleased to introduce The Lifter PLUS, the next generation of vehicle-mounted, automated manhole cover removal tools.
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Princeton Tec, makers of industry-leading personal lighting products, has introduced the EOS-360 hard-hat light, created to enhance job performance and worker safety.
Built around Princeton Tec’s EOS headlamp, the EOS-360 improves upon the best-selling EOS, connecting it to a durable, rubberized hard-hat band comprised of LEDs and reflective strips. A slip-resistant design keeps the EOS-360’s LED band in place on both standard and wide-brim hard hats. The LED band includes constant-on and safety flash modes, set bright enough to draw attention but not so overwhelmingly bright that the light negatively impacts professionals working in the immediate area.
The EOS headlamp comes standard with spot high, low and strobe modes. The headlamp and the LED band function independently from one another, allowing workers to choose and easily switch between which combination of task lighting and safety lighting they need in various situations.
The EOS-360 gives off 165 lumens from the headlamp’s spot beam, runs on three AAA batteries, is waterproof and weighs 5.75 ounces.
Princeton Tec www.princetontec.com
Venturo, a leading producer of truck- and van-equipped cranes, has released an advanced control system that provides safety, control and reliability for its line of fully hydraulic service cranes. The new Venturo Logic Controls crane control management system provides enhanced control of capacities throughout a crane’s load operation.
Benefits of the VLC system include overload protection, vehicle stability and grade indications, real-time load and status updates, safety alerts, and wireless or CAN communication. These features keep operators on top of crane operation and prevent potential damage to loads and injuries to job site staff.
Features like overload protection offer additional benefits, such as increased payload capacity on service trucks and decreased waiting time on job sites, which accounts for 63% of total labor time. This improved efficiency helps crews move a greater amount of material with fewer people, saving money and protecting workers.
Standard for the new VLC system, operators receive a wireless-remote, pistol-grip controller. This controller offers less fatigue and increased comfort with over 60 hours of battery life; a four-line, 20-character screen display; seven two-way toggle switches; and four momentary push buttons. It also keeps the user experience intuitive in either 2.4-GHz wireless or wired cable operation.
Venturo’s VLC crane control management system will become a standard feature on the entire Venturo hydraulic service crane product line.
Milwaukee Tool has introduced the USB Rechargeable Utility Hot Stick Light, which attaches to any universal hot stick.
Powered by REDLITHIUM USB, the new light delivers up to 350 lumens of halo lighting, and adjustable output levels light the fuse for up to eight hours off one battery charge. Its advanced TRUEVIEW high-output lighting and optical design deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail, leading to a more productive work area.
Built to thrive in the toughest conditions, the USB Rechargeable Utility Hot Stick Light is built with a durable, high-impact polycarbonate lens that can survive up to a 40-foot drop. Its high-impact aluminum body is also IP67 rated for protection from water and dust. As with all Milwaukee high-output LEDs, the new light also features a limited lifetime LED warranty, and a five-year warranty on the product.
Milwaukee Tool www.milwaukeetool.com
Pure Safety Group, the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled a new lineup of three self-retracting lifelines. The SRLs – which meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and will be CSA certified – include the GR11, GR6 and GR6 Tie-Back, all under the company’s Guardian Fall Protection brand. The SRLs feature HPME webbing, which is lightweight and highly resistant to cuts and abrasions.
The Guardian GR11 SRL has a capacity of 11 feet and maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features durable housing that protects its internal assembly; rubber housing grips for comfort; ergonomic handling and impact resistance; an external shock absorber designed to minimize arrest forces; and multiple snap, rebar hook options that are made of steel or aluminum. The GR11 user capacity is 130-310 pounds.
The Guardian GR6 SRL has a capacity of 6 feet with a maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features a double-locking carabiner with a 3,600-pound strength gate; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and is sealed and tamperproof; a fall-indicating attachment point that swivels 360 degrees and pivots 180 degrees for optimal orientation; indicator that displays red if the SRL has been exposed to a fall; and multiple snap, rebar hook options. The GR6 SRL user capacity is 130-420 pounds.
The Guardian GR6 Tie-Back SRL has a minimum fall clearance of 6 feet, average arresting force of 1,350 pounds and maximum deceleration distance of 24 inches. It features a double-locking carabiner; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and prevents against contaminants; a load-bearing steel chassis with a structural metallic core; and a fall arrest indicator that shows if the SRL has been exposed to impact.
The Guardian SRLs have a minimum web breaking load of 5,000 pounds and are 3,600-pound gate-rated. All are manufactured in Houston, Texas.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com
Bashlin Industries has introduced the ZEUS lightweight arc-flash tower-climbing harness. At just 7.5 pounds, this full-body H-style harness with integral body belt has stacked aluminum D-rings, quick-release buckles and a Dri-Lex moisture-wicking pad.
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Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench with ONE-KEY. The industry’s only cordless impact wrench made specifically for lineworkers, this is also the world’s fastest-drilling cordless 7/16-inch impact wrench, delivering 30 percent faster drilling than other cordless options available. The new tool also provides up to 750 foot-pounds max torque for powerful breakaway capability and has features uniquely designed to offer lineworkers maximum control, such as an extended handle and QUIK-LOK chuck.
This 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 runtime to drill up to 40 holes per charge.
The impact wrench’s 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-inch utility impact and allows for single-handed bit insertion. Lineworkers now can quickly swap between augers and sockets 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.
Milwaukee Tool www.milwaukeetool.com
Hard work doesn’t have to be a pain. Protect your hands and connect easier with the 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector. This connector is built for workers who need to connect and disconnect efficiently and comfortably in multiple orientations from anchorages used in fall protection applications. This connector is designed to keep your fingers out of the way while allowing the gate to be opened completely. In the event of a fall impact event, the hand-guard pin will shear to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely connected to the anchor.
Radians, a leading manufacturer of high-performance personal protective equipment, recently demonstrated their premium IQuity anti-fog safety eyewear at the 2019 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
According to Radians, IQuity is an intelligent, breakthrough technology that provides one of the most superior and long-lasting anti-fog coatings in the marketplace, outperforming other mainstream hydrophobic coatings.
IQuity anti-fog coating is currently available in four pieces of popular ANSI Z87.1 impact-resistant safety eyewear. Each safety glass is sealed in an airtight bag for longer shelf life and packaged in a designer box. The eyewear includes Rad-Sequel IQ, Dagger IQ, Optima IQ, and the recently introduced Obliterator IQ with foam lining and adjustable head strap.
To see an online demonstration of the IQuity difference, watch the YouTube video at http://bit.ly/2prcDbS.
FallTech has introduced the latest addition to their leading-edge lineup: the DuraTech Personal Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline series. These SRLs are uniquely designed for applications where sharp and abrasive leading edges commonly present fall hazards beyond typical at-height concerns. The lightweight and impact-resistant nylon polymer housing ensures durability, while the proprietary integrated dorsal connector provides quick and straightforward triple-action harness attachment. The DuraTech Personal LE SRLs are designed for overhead anchorage and up to 5 feet below the user’s D-ring. They meet ANSI Z359.11 LE standards and comply with OSHA 1926.502 and 1910.66 regulations. In addition, they feature a 9-foot working length for users weighing up to 310 pounds and are available in single- and twin-leg configurations with steel snap-hook, steel and aluminum rebar hook, and aluminum carabiner lifeline connector options.