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Rubber Blanket Clamp Pin

Rauckman Clamp Pin JoomlaRauckman Utility Products has introduced a new Rubber Blanket Clamp Pin. These clamp pins use newly developed material and patent-pending design features to provide durability, functionality and economy.

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Wireless Temperature Probe

Hastings Temperature Probe JoomlaHastings, a manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, recently introduced a wireless temperature probe to its product offerings. The probe can be used to measure the physical temperature of any energized or de-energized hardware or object, including transformers, conductors and connectors.

Intended primarily for use with Hastings' Tel-O-Pole Series products, the unit can transmit and receive measurements from distances of up to 100 feet. Measurements are taken through direct contact with the end of the fiberglass probe. This direct contact feature eliminates the emissivity effect and produces more accurate readouts than noncontact sensors or thermal-lensed cameras.

A spring-loaded guide plate on the probe helps position the device and offers retracting, allowing for use on any size round or flat objects. An included LCD receiver reads real-time temperatures and allows for temporary memory storage for up to three separate readings.

Hastings    www.hfgp.com

Lift-Front Arc Flash Hoods

NSA Arc Flash Hoods JoomlaU.S. manufacturer National Safety Apparel has released ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods featuring the latest arc flash industry innovations in one superior product.

The lift-front arc flash face shields were designed to solve the common problems of poor ventilation and overheating that often came with traditional hood designs. The lift-front design allows the wearer to easily obtain fresh air when out of the hazard risk zone by simply lifting a latch. The easy-to-raise window provides fresh air without having to remove the entire hood. Before returning to the hazard risk zone, the wearer can quickly regain compliance by securing the shield back to the lowered and locked position. The latch makes an audible click to alert the wearer that the shield is safely secured.

When the shield is down and the wearer is at work, the lift-front hood features specially designed indirect vents. With built-in vents at the front, sides and top, ArcGuard Lift Front Arc Flash Hoods deliver more ventilation than similar products on the market. These vents also serve as auditory ports for improved two-way communication, even when the window is secured.

The lift-front design is currently available in two 40-cal options. ArcGuard Compliance, made with Westex UltraSoft, is a perfect upgrade to your classic arc flash suit. For a premium solution, the ArcGuard RevoLite is made from lightweight, inherently flame-resistant material that is 50 percent lighter than traditional 40-cal options.

National Safety Apparel    www.thinknsa.com/product-category/arc-flash

FR Pullover Sweatshirt

DragonWear Hoodie JoomlaComing in early 2018, DragonWear will introduce its formidable Elements Cyclone Pull-Over Hoodie in two colors for the utilities, industrial safety and petrochemical markets. Constructed from DragonWear Inherent Tri-Blend Elements FR Fabric, a wind-repelling outer surface and durable water-resistant finish guard against fierce weather. Developed to provide superior comfort and freedom of movement in nonstop work environments, this four-way-stretch hoodie with stylish contrast stitching and a modern fit is an ideal mid-layer or outerwear garment for the demands of any season. Functionality and useful design stay at the top of the list with a three-panel, hard-hat-friendly hood design that can be adjusted to ensure unobstructed peripheral vision; a hidden cellphone pocket inside the front kangaroo pocket; and extra-long sleeves with knit cuffs that prevent wind gusts up the arm. This powerhouse hoodie levels up with advanced air permeability technology for a true comfort experience in the windiest of environments. The Elements Cyclone gives two times greater wind protection than other fleece-style garments with a cfm air permeability specification of 60 cfm, allowing the wearer to be exposed to high winds all while staying warm and comfortable. The hoodie is offered in navy and gray. CAT 3, arc rating 28 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112.

DragonWear    www.dragonwear.com

Arc-Rated Anti-Vibration Glove

Youngstown Knuckle Buster JoomlaYoungstown Glove has introduced the world's first arc-rated anti-vibration and impact protective work glove. We took our top-selling Ground Glove design and added FR gel to both the palm and top of hand. The palm-side gel reduces vibration caused by impact tools, while the top-of-hand gel dampens against unexpected impacts. The glove is made of a double-layered goatskin and sewn into an ergonomic, 3-D pattern for superior grip, comfort and dexterity. This glove will not drip, melt or ignite if exposed to sparks or flames. It is arc rated to 23 cal/cm². MSRP $49; size range S-2XL; part number 11-3210-10.

Youngstown Glove    www.ytgloves.com

High-Voltage Training

Timpson High Voltage Training JoomlaRisk reduction starts with effective training. Two of the three founders of Timpson Electrical & Aerial Services LLC are journeymen linemen and training specialists who have found that injury/fatality rates can be reduced when trainees experience the risks associated with high-voltage work firsthand. The Timpson High Voltage Training Unit provides a way to allow real energized high voltages to be applied to aerial and underground primaries at a non-lethal current level in your training yard.

The unit is designed to energize your yard to full voltage; automatically de-energize when tripped by a trainee; de-energize in fewer than 60ms with a current threshold of 1.5mA; sound an audible horn; and measure current changes down to 60 microamps.

The accompanying HMI display can monitor opening times and trip currents, record the number of shorts and keep historical track of test records. Subsequent data analysis can help you determine where you should focus to improve the overall effectiveness of your training program. This allows you to get hands-on training, with trainees experiencing the danger and stress of high-voltage work with no actual physical risk, while the trainers monitor everyone objectively. The unit is capable of energizing transformers, transformer banks and other yard equipment, so you can have multiple people training at the same time on different tasks, increasing efficiency and thoroughness of the training yard.

Timpson Electrical & Aerial Services LLC    www.timpsontraining.com

Slide Stop Accessory

Hastings Slide Stop JoomlaHastings, a worldwide manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, understands that every day has the potential to bring the unexpected to lineworkers. That is why we strive to make lineworkers’ jobs safer as well as more efficient. The introduction of Hastings’ Tel-O-Pole Slide Stop is no exception.

Designed for use with Hastings’ Tel-O-Pole products, the Slide Stop prevents hot-stick sections from extending while in storage or transit. The outer band construction provides surface protection and grip to help prevent rolling and sliding when not in use. Made of a strong and durable synthetic rubber known as ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, these accessories weigh less than 1 ounce each.

Lightweight and stretchable, the Slide Stop provides additional safety and convenience to Hastings’ Tel-O-Pole product series.

Hastings    www.hfgp.com

Lightweight Arc Flash Protection

National Safety Apparel JoomlaNational Safety Apparel offers the Arcguard TECGEN CC 55 Cal Arc Flash Kit for the ultimate in protection and comfort. Constructed of lightweight 7.5-ounce TECGEN CC inherently FR fabric with a 7-ounce quilted Nomex lining, this arc flash kit is 30 percent lighter than traditional arc suits – providing a high level of protection without the added weight. It also offers superior moisture-wicking for a dry, comfortable fit. The arc hood features a removable, replaceable anti-fog and anti-abrasion-coated face shield that is highly transparent for better color recognition and improved visibility. This 55 Cal Arc Flash Kit includes a short coat, bib overalls and arc flash hood, along with rubber voltage gloves and 10-inch leather protectors. A separate glove bag, hood bag and large deluxe gear bag ensure that the necessary protection is all in one place.

National Safety Apparel    www.thinknsa.com

Personal Air-Conditioning Vests

Vortec Air Conditioning Vests JoomlaHeat stress, though often considered during the summer months, is problematic in some industries – including electric utilities – throughout the year. Vortec Personal Air Conditioning Vests (PACs) circulate cool air to minimize temperature-related stress and fatigue, thus improving comfort and productivity.

Vortec PACs use a vortex tube to reduce the temperature of the air circulating through their vests, which diffuses the airflow around the worker’s torso. The circulating air is up to 60 degrees cooler than ambient, keeping workers comfortable even in oppressive environments. Durable, plasticized vests are available in three sizes and provide continuous cooled or warmed air through the perforated lining. They do not restrict movement or absorb sweat or other contaminants, and they can be worn under other protective clothing. Dual-action PACs can easily switch from cold to hot to provide comfort in all seasons.

Vortec    www.vortec.com

Load Pickup/Break Switch Products

Hastings Switch Products JoomlaHastings, a worldwide manufacturer of hot-line tools and equipment, recently introduced load pickup/break switch products in single- and three-phase versions to its diverse catalog. The break switches allow a lineworker to install a temporary switch anywhere on their system.

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Padmount Transformer Sac

Andax Transformer Sac JoomlaDesigned specifically to fit padmount transformers, the Andax Pad Mount Transformer Sac is a complete containment and spill control solution. Once opened, it lies flat, ready for installation. Just lift the transformer inches off the ground and slip the Transformer Sac up and around it.

Other product features include: contains all leaks and reduces cleanup time for equipment and on-site; no more bulky trays or tubs; avoid PCB exposure; compact storage size; and customizable to your exact specs.

Also, be sure to ask about Andax’s Pole Mount Transformer Sacs.

Andax    www.andax.com

Base Layer Series for Men and Women

DragonWear DriPro Shirt Joomla

Available this month, DragonWear introduces Dri Pro, our new base layer series for men and women. Our short-sleeved shirts are CAT 1 and meet relevant industry certifications for the utility and industrial safety markets. Made in the USA with new DragonWear Inherent Tri-Blend FR Fabric that was originally developed and tested by the U.S. military, this shirt offers unmatched comfort and superior, always-permanent moisture management. Increased fabric strength and proven wash-and-wear performance provide long-lasting durability, while True-Flat high-density seams, tagless garment labels and improved stretch give the wearer a true comfort experience all day long. Odor-resistant, anti-microbial fabric that is highly breathable and fast-drying makes this shirt a must-have for any environment. Offered in navy and tan. Shirts are available in both men and women’s fits (navy only). CAT 1, arc rating 5.5 cal/cm2, NFPA 70E.

DragonWear    www.dragonwear.com

New Face Shield Technology

Honeywell PrismShield JoomlaHoneywell has announced an innovative new face shield technology with more optical clarity to better protect electrical workers from potentially deadly electrocution and arc flash.

Salisbury by Honeywell’s new PrismShield arc flash protective face shield incorporates proprietary nanotechnology that allows a wider spectrum of light to enter the lens of the face shield. This greatly improves color recognition and color sharpness for electrical workers and reduces the need to lift the shield to see wires more clearly, particularly in dim light.

PrismShield makes use of a bronze lens tint, which improves color recognition for the electrical worker in poorly lit areas, particularly indoors. A premium anti-scratch, anti-fog lens coating also enhances visibility for the worker over the life of the product.

In addition, Honeywell has developed an exclusive weight-balancing frame for the face shield that reduces the likelihood of the shield moving or tipping, which reduces neck strain and increases comfort.

The PrismShield technology meets ASTM F2178 and ANSI Z87.1 standards and will be available on all Salisbury by Honeywell 12- and 20-cal face shields for all switch hoods and in both 20- and 40-cal versions of the lift front hood models.

Salisbury by Honeywell    www.salisburybyhoneywell.com

Climbing Helmets

MSA Climbing Helmets JoomlaMSA is excited to offer the new line of Nexus Climbing Helmets in partnership with Centurion Safety Products. Nexus Climbing Helmets provide users with Type I impact protection in a low-profile, modern design that includes a replaceable four-point adjustable chinstrap.

Two models are available – Heightmaster and Linesman – which include a Dry-Tech sweatband for increased user comfort and retro-reflective striping for increased visibility in low-light applications. The Heightmaster model is suitable for use primarily in work-at-height applications for workers in industries such as utilities, oil, gas and petrochemical, and meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 as well as EN 12492 standards. The Linesman model is recommended for confined space entry and rescue applications.

MSA    www.msasafety.com

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