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ESMO 2016 - The Demo You May Have Missed

If you attended the ESMO show in Columbus, Ohio 2 weeks ago then you may have seen a Haverfield aerial line crew performing some fantastic demonstrations. Click the image below to see a short video of a couple of their demonstrations. And for those of…


Here's What To Do After Finding Hot Connectors

As the grid continues to age, many utilities are increasing connector inspection frequency with a main goal of preventing outages and wire down incidents. One simple and relatively inexpensive line inspection method utilizes Infrared (IR) technology. The…


Many Utilities Ban The Use of Automatic Splices

There are estimated to be 250 million automatic splices installed on overhead power lines in North America. The majority of which were installed over 30 years ago. A variety of reports in the field indicate the service life of automatics is as short as…


Classic Connectors USA Introduces Overhead Shield Wire (OHSW) Protection And Correction

When attending the upcoming IEEE show in Dallas, please visit the Classic Connectors booth #4736 to see the new ClampStar® for Overhead Shield Wire. This new ClampStar is designed for both tangent and deadend applications as well as splices.  Full…


Classic Connectors USA Introduces a New Transmission Class ClampStar® That Substantially Decreases Total Installation Time

This new ClampStar model CSR-1631-048 is designed to protect and thermally uprate connectors to meet n-1 contingency conditions as well as continuous service on overhead transmission lines with Aluminum and ACSR type conductors sized from 1272 Bittern to…


The most cost-effective, technically superior, uprate technology alternative

In 2000, NERC began advising utilities to consider actual field conditions to confirm transmission line thermal ratings. In turn, many utilities have surveyed transmission lines to identify critical issues and determine whether their lines are capable of…


Classic Connectors USA Introduces the Newest ClampStar®, The Latest in Connector Corrector Technology, for Use on Copper Conductor

January 15, 2015 -- Classic Connectors USA, CSR-0325L-007-P is designed to protect automatic splices on overhead, copper conductor sized from #6 - #2 AWG. In addition to torque limiting nuts, each unit is supplied with nickel-plated keepers, and is…


International Lineman's Rodeo Video Montage

This video pays tribute to the those highly trained and dedicated individuals that keep the lights on. They're out there in extreme conditions doing what they do best and we appreciate it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giqfz_8d4OY


Choosing the Right Fastener - Part ll

By Carl Tamm In the first part of this article, a brief mention was made regarding “conductivity” of fasteners.  This second section will address that issue. Peculiarities of electrical connectors give rise to further thought of fasteners.  It is not…


Choosing the Right Fastener

By Waymon P. Goch With proper attention to the fastener assembly, the best choice is almost always fasteners of the same material as the components being joined. The primary reason is it eliminates differential thermal expansion and contraction, and just…