Compression Deadends and Splices for ACSS high-temp Conductor from PLP

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is pleased to introduce a more complete transmission package, with their enhanced line of compression products. PLP now offers compression deadends and splices for high-temperature conductors (ACSS) along with the standard compression products for ACSR. Features of this product include: Utilizes a two-stage compression process, requiring compression of a steel component around the steel core, and an aluminum component around the aluminum wire. Able to withstand higher temperatures, up through 250⁰C that are required for ACSS conductors. Compression of products can be completed with industry standard presses and dies. Deadends and splices meet ANSI requirements for holding strength of 95% of conductor RBS. Jumper pads and various hardware configurations available. For more information, click here or contact sales@power-sales.com....

INCAB America LLC

Power Sales Group is pleased to announce that we are now representing INCAB America.  INCAB has been manufacturing fiber optic cables for nearly 10 years and their offering includes OPGW, ADSS and In-Duct Solutions.  They have an unblemished track record of success and since inception, they have utilized Corning Fiber Optic Cable. We are also excited to be reunited with Mike Riddle, Executive Vice President, INCAB America LLC.  Mike is one of the foremost OPGW experts in the country.  He has been a valued partner and is always there to assist. We look forward to meeting with you over the next 60 days to present INCAB’s offering.  If you have immediate needs, please do not hesitate to call or email!...

A Brief History of Trinity-Meyer’s Innovation

Meyer Machine Company was established in 1927, when Louis Meyer purchased a small machine shop in Red Wing, MI. Acquired by his sons Roy and Gordon in 1939, the Meyer Machine Company branched out into steel fabrication and steel accessories, and eventually becoming a historic pioneer and innovator in the transmission industry. Trinity Meyer represents a heritage of over 50 years of innovation. In the late 1950’s, transmission lines were facing heavy public scrutiny, driven by issues such as limited rights-of-way, large transmission footprints, and unsightly aesthetics. Meyer introduced the patented Poly-12 multi-sided transmission pole, improving public acceptance and forever transforming structure design in the transmission industry. Meyer also became the first transmission pole supplier to use corrosion-resistant weathering steel, the first to utilize full-scale vertical testing, and the first to develop and distribute wood-equivalent steel poles. During the 1960’s, steel transmission pole use had become widespread, with the transmission industry relying heavily on general ASCE and AISI practices. Meyer, along with other suppliers and customers, began the development of the very standards that govern the industry today, including welding, ASTM steel specifications, quality assurance standards, and general guidelines for design, fabrication and delivery. Today, Trinity Meyer remains one of the transmission industry’s premier steel structure providers, offering engineered solutions for many of today’s industry transmission challenges for voltages up to 765kV. Innovations, such as Trinity Meyer’s patented QuickPin Arm Connection® and the QuickPier Adapter™, reduce total installation time and cost while promoting a commitment of continuous improvement, quality and reduction of environmental impact. QuickPin Product Guide – Click Here QuickPier Product Guide – Click Here Contact sales@power-sales.com for more information....

5 Things You May Not Have Known About SEFCOR

SEFCOR has been designing substation connector solutions since 1971.  They offer welded, bolted and compression fitting and connectors that have been the industry standard spanning more than 4 decades.   With over 20,000 standard and special designs available, SEFCOR already has a connector for most applications.  Here are 5 more that you may have missed! (1).  PRE-FABRICATED PRODUCTS –   SEFCOR manufactures pre-fabricated bus runs with welded expansions, terminals and other connector requirements.  They also fabricates pre-assembled A-frames, jumpers and outriggers to suit each customer’s individual needs. This provides easy field installation and can help lower the total man hours required for the job. (2).  SEFCOR’s EHV fittings / connectors are available for 230, 345, 500 and 765 kV Applications.  They arrive ready to install for corona free applications. These connectors require little to no field prep as all surface areas have been properly finished during the manufacturing process. (3).  SEFCOR INNOVATES – Their dive into 3D modeling has proven to be a benefit for many customers. With in-house 3D modeling software, they are able to provide models to suit your engineering and designing needs.  If you need it, they can design and build it! (4).  SEFCOR SPECIFIES – Because of the depth of their engineering and technical support department, SEFCOR can confidently help you select the right connector for virtually any application. They also assist with general technical information, installation instructions, current ratings, and drawings. (5).  SEFCOR DELIVERS – They have built a solid reputation around fast, accurate deliveries. They routinely fill your rush requirements and offer after-hours emergency service. With an on time shipping rate exceeding 99% and a commitment...

Power Sales Group Attends the 84th International Conference of Doble Clients

The Power Sales Group Team will be attending the International Conference of Doble Clients – March 12th to 17th in Boston, MA. The goal of the conference is to bring together your peers in the power industry to discuss the pressing topics that impact your job. Visit our manufacturers at their booths:  Sefcor Booth 221 and Southern States Booth 610. There will be technical presentations and discussions throughout the event. Some of the topics to be addressed at this year’s conference are: Apparatus Diagnostics Asset Management, ISO 55000 Animal Mitigation Replacement Strategies for Aging or Troubled Assets Partial Discharge Use of Natural Ester Operating Concerns IEC 61850 Troubles and Failures and What We can learn from them Focusing on your safety concerns   Register or find out more about the conference...

Southern States offers new Mobile Switching Solutions

Southern States, LLC has a long history of innovation in the high-voltage switch business. Some of their recent innovations include highly reliable capacitor switching products and a definite-purpose reactor switch for utility substation applications. Another recent innovation is Southern States High Voltage Mobile Solutions. This allows our customers to deploy power switching equipment easily and quickly to a needed location. Main Benefits of High Voltage Mobile Solutions: Quick deployment Simple set up Emergency restoration Small, flexible designs Fits existing substations Ideal for temporary configurations No DOT permitting needed Planned bypass outages Highly adaptable Please click this link for more detailed information. http://www.southernstatesllc.com/services/61-High-Voltage-Mobile-Switching-Solutions Video: Mobile Switching Solutions -one of many HV switching innovations from Southern...

Uticom and Modern Compliance Graphics

Most of us in the Industry remember “MR. OUCH”.  This grumpy lightning bolt monster was used as a means to alert the public on Warning and Danger signs and labels.  Did you know that this character has been out of compliance for nearly 10 years? Uticom Systems has provided custom signs, labels and marking systems since 1988.  Uticom’s value to the electric utility industry is found with their Compliance Monitoring Process (CMP), a process that provides clients with a fully integrated program aimed at reducing potential liability through effective and compliant hazard alerting graphics. Contact us at sales@power-sales.com for information. Click here for a Uticom Compliance Brochure...

PLP Introduces “Universal” Insulator

Preformed Line Products (PLP) manufactures a complete line of polyethylene distribution insulators, in both tie-top and vise-top configurations. All products are made right here in the USA! PLP has expanded this product line to include a “universal” vise top insulator, for both jacketed and bare conductors, at 15, 25 and 35 kV. PLP has decades of experience with guy and conductor grips, and has coupled this very reliable “grip” technology with the polyethylene insulator family to provide a product with industry-superior mechanical ratings. Click for Product Spec Sheet  For more info, check out the video below, or contact Power Sales Group for more...

Power Sales Group at DistribuTECH 2017

The Power Sales Group Sales Team will be traveling to San Diego to attend DistribuTECH 2017 – January 31st to February 2nd 2017. The team will spend time with customers and our manufacturers who are bringing new innovation which is currently powering and continuing to shape the smart grid. Visit our manufacturers at their booths: AMSC Booth 731, G & W Electric Booth 3626, Novatech Booth 1523, Schneider Electric Booth 3012, Southern States Booth 3347 and Southwire Booth 1215.  http://www.distributech.com/index.html   Why attend DistribuTECH, a Video...

IEEE / ESMO – September 12th – 15th Columbus, OH

“ESMO is the premier event for electric utility professionals, contracting, construction and consulting companies who are interested in the hands on solutions for the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the world’s power delivery systems.” Event Page Indoor Exhibits Monday and Wednesday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center – 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio Be sure to visit the manufacturers we represent to see some of the greatest innovators in the industry: Booth 205 – Classic Connectors Booth 211 – Rapid Rail International Booth 303 – Hughes Brothers Booth 313 – Preformed Line Products Booth 502 – Sediver Booth 503 – Laminated Wood Systems Click for Floor Plan   Outdoor Exhibits / Demonstrations Tuesday and Thursday (transportation provided from the Convention Center to AEP’s Bixby Station outside of Columbus) Our Manufacturers’ Demonstrations: Classic Connectors – a Haverfield Aviation crew will install a ClampStar connector from a platform attached to the aircraft. Laminated Wood Systems – demonstrating wood pole reinforcement using the PoleEnforcer Spliced Reinforcement System. Preformed Line Products – demonstrating solutions to conductor motion caused by Aeolian vibration and galloping. Sediver – Inspection of HV line insulators and applications of RTV coated glass to avoid washing. Full list of Outdoor...