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Temporary Mechanical Jumper Holder

Utility Solutions Jumper Cuff WEBUtility Solutions Inc. has unveiled a new hot-line tool, the Jumper Cuff – Temporary Jumper Holder. The patent-pending Jumper Cuff is a temporary mechanical jumper holder for overhead conductors. It reduces the risk of uncontrolled jumpers and keeps lineworkers outside the minimum approach distance.

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Transformer Containment Pallet

Andax Containment Pallet WEBAndax Industries is pleased to announce the introduction of the Transformer Containment Pallet (TCP), a UN DOT 51H packaging and shipping solution for Packing Group III solid hazardous waste materials. This patented product is designed with an integrated pallet bonded to a flexible, liquid-tight containment system. This DOT- and OSHA-compliant packaging solution is approved for use with inner containers or articles, such as electric utility transformers. Additionally, its Packing Group III rating helps you comply with EPA rules when transporting or storing PCB-contaminated transformers or articles.

The TCP is constructed of heavy-duty, puncture-resistant material with a super-absorbent inner core. Engineered with four interior anchor points on the pallet and two 10,000-pound ratchet straps to secure the load, the flexible containment system creates a liquid-tight enclosure. The TCP can then be safely lifted, moved or stored using the integrated pallet.

TCPs are available exclusively through Andax Industries authorised distributors. Two sizes are available and can contain loads up to 1,219 pounds with a UN 51H/Z/*/USA/+AA9998/0/553 rating.

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Heavy-Duty FR Glove

Ironclad Flash Fire Glove WEBIronclad recently announced the release of the first glove in the world to pass NFPA 2112:2018 certification for flash fire protection. Designed in partnership with DuPont Personal Protective Equipment, the Heatworx Heavy Duty FR is an extremely advanced glove, featuring a molded silicone rubber palm and a shell made with 100% DuPont Kevlar. Designed for maximum dexterity plus the ability to handle hot items up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit (315 degrees Celsius), the Heatworx Heavy Duty FR delivers complete heat and flame protection in one glove.

This glove was developed in response to a desperate need for an NFPA 2112-certified glove in the safety market. Workers in hazardous locations that are at risk for lethal flash fire exposure are required to wear FR garments certified to NFPA 2112:2018 for protection in the event of a flash fire incident. Up until now, they had no options for flash fire certified hand protection. Now they can be fully protected with the Heatworx Heavy Duty FR glove.

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Rope Tester

Greenlee Rope Tester WEBGreenlee, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, released its new HDE RT-10 rope tester, offering crews a portable and easy way to test a rope’s dielectric strength in the field. The RT-10 rope tester is designed to test any length of rope before use, providing clear visual and audible indications of contaminated sections.

The tester is powered by two field-replaceable 9-volt batteries and comes equipped with heavy-duty aluminium clamps, a magnetic mount for quick setup on equipment, and a loud buzzer and bright LED lights to indicate a rope’s condition.

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Reel Management System

ReelLift Management System WEB1Industry-leading utility hydraulics manufacturer HydraBed has introduced a new version of its popular Reel Lift lifting unit, the ReelLift Reel Management System, a full-capability solution that performs all the major functions of reel and cable handling. Enabling utility workers and contractors to reduce their reel and cable handling time by up to 50%, the new ReelLift system combines the functions of reel pickup and transport with semi-autonomous hydraulic cable payout, retrieval and figure-eight deployment in one compact, truck-bed-based package.

Featuring an industry-best 5,000-pound reel capacity, the ReelLift system eliminates the need for a dedicated reel trailer while enabling a cable crew to transport and position reels of telecom wire, fiber-optic cable and other reel-based connective media, and then precisely pay out, retrieve and even create figure-eight patterns via its variable-speed, easy-to-use controls. Thoughtful features include a contractor-tested, quick-release axle security latch, a built-in 20,000-pound-rated tow hitch and an unmatched five-year structural warranty.

The ReelLift system is available through its national dealer network as a turnkey solution customised to fit most popular chassis cab truck models, or it can be factory-installed at HydraBed’s Sabetha, Kansas, location.

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Rubber Insulating Gloves

PIP Rubber Insulating Gloves WEBPIP’s NOVAX electrical safety products are an industry-leading brand that is trusted by some of the world’s largest utility and electrical contractors.

NOVAX rubber insulating gloves are manufactured using an environmentally friendly aqueous dip process, which results in much softer and more flexible gloves that allow for greater dexterity and reduced hand fatigue for users.

The gloves also are dielectrically tested for their insulating performance. Production batches are subject to ISO sampling for a variety of tests, which include physical and further electrical testing. A second round of testing is conducted at PIP’s Black Pearl Manufacturing facility prior to delivering NOVAX gloves to customers.

PIP’s versatile line of NOVAX rubber insulating gloves features more than 30 styles that come in a variety of lengths and cuff styles, with select electrical class distinctions that range from Class 00 to Class 4.

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Flame-Resistant Denim

Lapco Denim WEBLapco’s men’s flame-resistant flex denim is constructed from an 11-ounce cotton, modacrylic, elastane fabric blend that offers a triad of comfort, protection and mobility. Design details – like a low-rise, boot-cut leg opening and Nomex thread and zipper tape – make it great for on-the-job tasks, while its modern fit and indigo wash with two-toned top stitching translate easily into off-the-job looks.

To complement this style, Lapco is launching a new women’s comfort stretch denim leveraging the same performance fabric and materials. Functional by nature yet feminine by design, this five-pocket style is offered in a dark wash and – like its men’s equivalent – combines value and versatility while meeting the requirements for modern safety standards. Because we know how important fit is to our female end users, we are offering this style in both regular and plus sizes.

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Air Quality Logger

AEMC Air Quality Logger WEBAEMC Instruments’ Model 1510 tests indoor air quality. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, this is an important time to monitor air quality in closed rooms through a CO2 measurement. The buildup of CO2 is an indicator of poor air circulation allowing aerosol concentrations, such as COVID-19, to remain in the room.

The Model 1510 portable indoor air quality logger is easy to use and can store over 1 million measurements. It can indicate air quality by monitoring CO2, humidity and temperature. This meter’s display backlighting changes from blue to red with an audible warning when high concentrations of CO2 are present. This is a warning that the premises should be vacated until the room has been properly ventilated.

The meter can be connected to a PC via USB or wirelessly by Bluetooth. Software can be used to program recordings, save the measured values in graphic or table form, export them to Excel and create reports. An Android app is available to display data on mobile devices in real time.

The Model 1510 is equipped with a magnet, allowing it to be attached to any metal surface. Optional accessories include a lockable wall holster, which provides theft protection, and a tabletop stand for easy transportation to different locations.

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Debut FR/AR Fabric Collection

Westex Polartec FR Collection WEBTwo Milliken & Co. textile businesses – Westex and Polartec – have announced a new collection of flame-resistant, arc-rated knit fabric. Known as the Polartec FR Collection, it introduces three unique Polartec fabric constructions engineered with Westex FR/AR fabric technology that provides trusted thermal hazard protection. The products span shirting, insulation and weather-resistant fabrics that meet or exceed worldwide protection standards for even the most demanding industries, including oil and gas, electrical and construction.

The Polartec FR Collection knits patented tri-blend yarn into flame-resistant, temperature-regulating fabrics, meaning that dual-hazard thermal protection is engineered directly into the fiber and is guaranteed for the life of the garment. The collection comprises three individual lines: Polartec Power Dry FR, which offers superior next-to-skin moisture management; Polartec Power Grid FR, which provides superior warmth without weight; and Polartec Wind Pro FR, which is four times more wind resistant than classic fleece.

For more than 60 years, Westex has been a leader in creating fabrics that offer superior dual-hazard protection for a wide range of applications. Polartec, acquired by Milliken & Co. in 2019, is a frontrunner in premium and sustainable performance textiles for the apparel market.

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Anti-Fog Gel for Eyewear

Blisma Gel WEBBlisma has released StopFog into the U.S. market, and it could not come at a better time. StopFog is an anti-fog gel in a tube that comes with a built-in applicator brush and supplied microfiber cloth. This easy-to-apply product is simply dabbed on and buffed off, providing 24-hour clarity on any fogged-up eyewear.

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Leather Protector Gloves

Power Gripz Gloves WEBThe Power Gripz, designed by linemen for linemen, began as a solution to the many challenges faced by these end users on the job every day. We now offer no-melt, no-drip, no-ignition high- and low-voltage protectors plus a full line of work gloves for any job.

Grade A cow or goat high- and low-voltage leather protectors are available in standard, bell and contour cuff as well as a cut-resistant option. Proprietary grip pads provide unparalleled grip without compromising hand dexterity, performance or safety in all weather conditions. If you are more of a traditionalist, be sure to check out The Power Gripz Bare Series leather protectors.

The Power Gripz also offers a full line of durable work gloves, including leather, mechanic-style, impact- and cut-resistant, water-resistant and flame-resistant.

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Defender Masks

CarbonX Masks WEBYour PPE is flame-resistant. What about your face covering? 
 
Most face masks used in industrial workplaces are designed to either provide heat and flame protection or reduce the spread of COVID-19. CarbonX Defender Masks protect against exposure to thermal hazards and COVID-19 like no other face mask on the market. 
 
The Defender Masks are constructed with the highest-performing and most comfortable CarbonX fabric blends. Like all CarbonX products, they are truly nonflammable and will not burn, melt, drip, ignite, shrink or char when exposed to direct flame or high heat. With an outer shell of CarbonX fabric and an interior layer of nonwoven filtration media, the Defender Masks are highly protective as well as comfortable and reusable.  
 
These masks feature a moldable nose bar, soft-braided FR elastic that fits comfortably behind the head and neck, and fully adjustable FR straps. They can be customized with a company logo. Four different mask options are available. Contact Adam Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

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Helmet for Workers at Heights

Bullard Helmet WEBBullard, the inventor of the hard hat, has introduced the CEN10 Helmet designed for men and women working at heights in industries such as utilities, oil and gas, construction, telecommunications and transportation.

The Bullard CEN10 is a perfect mix of modern design and traditional toughness, featuring sleek, low-profile styles in vented and non-vented models; a self-adjusting FlexGlide suspension system; an impact-resistant shell; an inner foam comfort liner; and an integrated three-point chin strap. The CEN10 meets Bullard’s highest standards for industrial toughness, reliability and comfort.

Innovation is at the core of every Bullard product, and the CEN10 sets a new standard with its patented FlexGlide suspension system. FlexGlide lets wearers auto-adjust the fit of their CEN10 Helmet for all-day comfort. Bullard offers the only auto-adjusting suspension on the market, so even the smallest adjustments are possible for workers to achieve the perfect fit.

The CEN10 meets ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Type I, Class E and G requirements. Vented models of the CEN10 meet ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Type I, Class C requirements.

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Women's Workwear

ML Kishigo Womens Workwear WEBAs the workforce continues to evolve, women play an even more significant role than in the past. When we looked at the FR high-visibility market, we noticed women in large boxy designs, oversized neck drops/armholes and garments that were too long. In addition, improperly fitted garments can create secondary hazards. Therefore, we spent countless hours designing garments that fit women properly. We focused on ensuring that pockets are ergonomically positioned and waists are correctly cinched, creating the perfect fit and style that appeal to women.

The “1971 by Kishigo” Series FR Long Sleeve Women’s V-Neck T-Shirt (part number F615) is a long-sleeve T-shirt made from lightweight modacrylic blend FR interlock knit material and 2-inch-wide high-performance, breathable reflective material, which significantly reduces hot spots and provides greater flexibility over solid tapes. The F615 shirt also has a left chest pocket and an arc rating/ATPV of 10 cal/cm².

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