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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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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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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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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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Full-Page Mobile Printer

Brother Mobile Printer WEBThis mobile printer is out-of-the-box ready to support full-page mobile printing from the most popular computers and mobile devices. It features the legendary PocketJet reliability and fast full-page print speeds. But the really big deal is the freedom it gives you and your mobile workforce. Print what you need – from practically any device and any location.

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Ratcheting Lineworker Wrenches

Klein Tools Lineman Wrenches WEBKlein Tools has introduced the next generation of wrenches for lineworkers, redesigned to improve durability and featuring fully integrated handles and non-slip grips for comfort.

The wrenches are up to 20% stronger than previous models. Additionally, the KT155HD and KT151T feature smaller gear teeth for shorter throws; the KT155T and KT155HD feature six sizes in one tool; and the KT151T and KT152T feature four sizes in one tool, plus tether holes for securing the tool.

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Real-Time Worker Heat Monitoring System

Kenzen Heat Monitoring System WEBKenzen, the smart PPE innovator focused on physiological monitoring and the prevention of heat injury and death among workers, has launched a real-time worker heat monitoring system. The cloud-based software-as-a-service system includes a wearable device worn by a worker on their arm, which alerts both the worker and their supervisor when core body temperature is too high. Real-time alerts allow for immediate intervention and worker safety from heat injuries.

The wearable device monitors multiple physiological and environmental metrics, including heart rate, activity, skin and ambient temperatures. Together, this data allows for the real-time prediction of core body temperature, providing alerts to workers and supervisors when temperatures approach unsafe levels.

Kenzen’s multi-level alerts are sent to workers via device vibration or iOS or Android app notification, and to supervisors via a web dashboard alert signaling that the worker should take a break and allow their temperature to return to a safe level. Alerts are accompanied by actionable recommendations, such as advising the worker to take a break, find shade, drink water, or remove any excess clothing and equipment to decrease body heat. A second “back to work” alert then indicates when the worker’s core body temperature has returned to a safe level.

Kenzen     www.kenzen.com

Vehicle-Mounted Spotlight

KH NightRay WEBKH Industries has released the new NightRay LR vehicle-mounted spotlight line, which is replacing the NightRay 2 product line.

Though it has the same professional-grade, durable design on the outside, the new NightRay LR has been upgraded internally with state-of-the-art technology. The new product line features a long-range remote controller for extended communication, as well as additional features.

The new NightRay LR controller uses the latest low-energy wireless networking technology to communicate up to 200 feet in the line of sight. This longer range surpasses other vehicle-mounted spotlights on the market and allows for more efficient and effective control by operators.

Additionally, the onboard solid-state accelerometer allows the wireless remote to provide convenient control for users. It’s designed with intuitive tilt-and-roll control, allowing operators to direct the light by a tilt of the remote and a twist of the wrist.

Due to its bright light output, the NightRay line has long been used in the utility industry for nighttime inspection, maintenance and repair, as well as in emergency services and construction. The full lamp head rotation creates versatility with 370 degrees of horizontal rotation and a 250-degree vertical tilt. The exclusive open-yoke design and heavy-duty clutch outperform most in extreme weather climates and dominate in ice, snow and saltwater.

KH Industries    https://khindustries.com

Electrical Fish Tapes

Greenlee Fish Tape WEBEmerson has revealed a new line of electrician fish tapes that make fishing two times faster compared to a traditional electrical fish tape. Faster fishing is possible with REEL-X because the anti-bind case reduces friction. Additionally, REEL-X can be set on the ground or held between the legs to free up both hands for pulling or feeding the tape.

REEL-X was engineered to eliminate the biggest problems present in traditional fish tape designs: fighting binds and jams in the tape, which slows down an already tiring process. Customers often reported strain in their shoulders and wrists while fishing. Greenlee’s patent-pending design features a free-spinning interior reel that helps eliminate binding, requiring less physical force to feed and pull the tape, which reduces fatigue. The new design lacks a handle, so the user is encouraged to hold the case close to their body. This helps minimize discomfort while assisting with decreasing physical strain by promoting neutral arm and wrist posture.

The case is designed to be opened easily to remove dirt and quickly swap out reel cartridges. A storage lock was added to the case to keep the tape in place when not in use.

REEL-X fish tapes are now available in fiberglass in 50-foot and 100-foot lengths.

Emerson    www.greenlee.com/us/en/product-overview-reel-x-fish-tapes

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