Cable Cutter

Ideal Industries Inc.

Ideal Industries Inc. has added to its PowerBlade family of products with the Merlin PowerBlade Cable Cutter designed to cut ACSR cable commonly used in overhead power lines and “guy-wire” tensioned cable installed to improve utility pole stability. It fits onto standard corded or cordless drills. Once installed, the Merlin Power Blade is held securely in place with an adjustable torque arm, while the user grips an ergonomic, textured Santoprene handle for added stability. Next, the user pulls the drill’s trigger to cut through ACSR cables in 20 seconds or less. The Merlin PowerBlade blade is contoured to provide clean, rounded cutting of ACSR cable. Ideal employed a new heat treatment method that achieves extreme hardening of the blades, which translates into hundreds, if not thousands, of cuts before requiring replacement. Heavy-duty gears are protected within a reinforced, all-metal housing to maintain peak performance.

Ideal Industries Inc.
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Box-joint Diagonal Cutter

KNIPEX

The new X-Cut cutting pliers from KNIPEX are compact, lightweight, powerful and precise box-joint diagonal cutters that cut through fine strands with great precision, easily cutting through materials similar to hard piano wire, but also feature a large jaw opening for multistrand cables. The X-Cut model requires 40 percent less force than conventional diagonal cutters. The box-joint design gives the tool greater stability while eliminating backlash movement, and the slim shape of the tool’s head provides easy access in confined spaces. A double-supported joint axis and optimum coordination of the cutting edge angle, combined with a high-lever ratio, allow for heavy-duty, high-capacity cutting. Manufactured of forged and oil-hardened chrome-vanadium, heavy-duty steel, the X-Cut cutter is available in a polished or chrome-plated finish with multicomponent handles. An insulated X-Cut model is also available.

KNIPEX
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Low-Profile Sprocket Booms

Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch’s new Low-Profile Sprocket for compact trencher booms is designed with low-profile teeth on the tail roller, which help reduce seize-up and flat-spotting during trencher operation. Engineered with lower-profile teeth than traditional sprockets, the sprocket reduces chain wear and minimizes binding caused by rocks and other debris. The Low-Profile Sprocket is available in greasable and sealed models and is available on compact equipment booms designed to trench depths of 18 to 48 inches. The Low-Profile Sprocket is compatible with the following trencher booms in greasable and/or sealed designs: standard boom, designed with abrasion-resistant bars on the top and bottom, and manual chain tension provisions; greasable boom, a rugged, proven boom similar to the standard boom but features a grease cylinder to tension the digging chain; and split boom, an economical boom designed for operating in light- to medium-jobsite conditions. The boom’s design allows for quick, easy installation and removal.

Ditch Witch
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Linux Real-Time Capabilities

Telit/DCS

DCS Solutions, a provider of wireless data products, solutions and services, will use Telit’s DE910-DUAL PCIe CDMA|EV-DO cellular data card for mobile data communications in its DCS-559 Wireless N-Router. With the new router, DCS looks to deliver wireless broadband access over nationwide 3G networks to users anywhere with minimal setup effort. The DCS-559 provides highly secure wireless network access for the mobile work force anytime, anywhere. It is also an ideal solution as a fail-over for corporate wired systems, ensuring business continuity during wired-ISP outages. The mobile router is an ideal solution for remote surveillance systems either as the main connectivity provider or as a backup for wired connections. It allows quick configuration of VPN tunnels and a redundant Internet access path over the cellular network.

Telit/DCS
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