New Products

 

Switch Attachment

 

The LLS-I (72kV and below) is an ideal attachment for vertical break switches, adding the capability for breaking full load current (2,000 amperes), line charging currents (300 amperes), and loop splitting currents (2,000 amperes). The single gap SF6 interrupter design with pressure gauge provides increased performance and reliability over multiple gap vacuum devices.

Southern States LLC

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Software Update

 

Landis+Gyr has released an outage notification update to system software for Gridstream PLC advanced metering systems that improves accuracy and adds features to enhance the outage management capabilities of the system. The Gridstream solution, comprised of the TS2 network and command center operating software, is a powerline carrier-based technology with a communication structure that enables unsolicited outage reporting from every electric meter on the system. Software updates to the substation data collector and command center have demonstrated improved accuracy of outage and restore notifications to nearly 100 percent; improved response time, with outage events being detected in less than 15 minutes and power restoration events in less than 10 minutes; a storm outage mode that allows customers to see which meters have power rather than those that are out during a major outage event; and better integration with third-party outage management systems for more accurate outage tracking.

Landis+Gyr

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Joint Venture

Condux International Inc. of Mankato, Minn., has entered into a joint venture with Tesmec Spa, Italy. Ownership will be equally shared. The new company, Condux Tesmec, began June 1 in Mankato. The company will take advantage of Condux’s North American market strength and knowledge as well as its ability to assemble and manufacturer certain products. In conjunction with Condux, Tesmec’s advanced proprietary equipment technology and manufacturing know-how and processes to design and produce will enable the joint venture to provide superior products and service to the high-voltage transmission and distribution market. Equipment and accessories will be stocked and shipped from Mankato. The joint venture will provide stringing equipment and accessories to the North American transmission and distribution market. The stringing equipment represents the latest and safest stringing equipment technology.

Condux International

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Digital Multimeter

 

Fluke Corp., a global leader in electronic test and measurement technology, has published a valuable series of application notes to help electricians and electronics professionals do advanced electrical testing with their Fluke digital multimeters.

The advanced Fluke 289 Industrial Trending Digital Multimeter has multiple features specifically designed for industrial technicians. The Fluke 289 has extra automatic safety features such as ghost voltage detection, easier logging with better display for on-the-spot troubleshooting, filters for variable-frequency drive output readings and onscreen help.

Fluke Corp.

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Power System Management

 

Operation Technology Inc., developer of the ETAP enterprise solution for electrical power systems, has announced the launch of its smart grid solution suite built on ETAP’s open-standard technology. The suite offers comprehensive, real-time applications enabling electrical utilities to plan, coordinate and safely operate power grids. The real-time system integrates into the data acquisition systems and offers a range of functional features to manage, control, visualize, optimize and automate the power grid. These capabilities provide significant benefits to end users, including increased efficiency and reliability, as well as higher-quality power that is less vulnerable to outages and the lost revenue that accompanies them.

Operation Technology Inc.

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All-Terrain Tree Trimmer

 

The Jarraff four-wheel-drive all-terrain tree trimmer can easily navigate through tough environments while offering low ground pressure and minimal maintenance. The Jarraff is available with five tire options ranging from small, all-terrain tires to large, heavy-duty log-skidder style tires. A turntable base provides a 360-degree range of motion with a 40-degree lateral tilt. The nonconductive fiberglass boom offers a 90-degree range of motion and extends to 75 feet. The Jarraff’s carbide-tip blade reaches speeds of up to 3,200 rpm. The boom and blade operate on a pilot system. Two four-way joysticks and fingertip control offer optimal precision. These controls are housed in a new enclosed cab design with climate-control options. Full-panel, tinted, lexan windows prevent distortion, providing improved visibility. The four-wheel-drive Jarraff combines comfort, convenience and raw cutting power.

Jarraff

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Tool Catalog

 

The new 2009 Wright Tool catalog is now available. The 406-page catalog provides descriptions, specifications and part numbers for all the Wright Tool product lines. The catalog introduces new tools that expand the existing line of heavy-duty hand tools. Information on the new Wright Tool University is featured, as well as industries served. Wright Tool manufactures a complete line of more than 4,000, professional-grade hand tools for industrial and contractor markets. All Wright-manufactured products are manufactured in the U.S. and carry lifetime guarantees against defects in workmanship.

Wright Tool

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