Saturday, 25 May 2013 10:14
May 25, 2013 - Greenlee Utility has launched four new guillotine-style cutting heads for cutting cables and other materials. The SDG45 and SDG55 remote cutting heads are designed to cut ACSR cables and other materials, such as rebar, guy strand and ground rods; SDG85 and SDG105 heads are designed to cut large-diameter copper and aluminum cables. A battery-powered Gator version of the SDG105 is also available (ESG105LU), which features single-trigger operation and automatic retraction. “Guillotine-style heads are far safer than conventional, scissor-style cable cutters,” said Ryan Berg, senior product manager. “They also reduce egging and distorting cables, giving users cleaner, more accurate cuts.” Remote heads allow utility line workers to operate safely away from the cutting location. All four heads can be powered by the EHP700LU battery-powered hydraulic pump.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:18
May 21, 2013 - Greenlee is looking for photos from professional tradespeople from their toughest jobs. From braving harsh elements to poor electrical system organization, users will be asked to submit their photos through June 21, 2013.
Friday, 17 May 2013 14:23
May 17, 2013 - Greenlee, a Textron company, says its new high-quality reciprocating saw blades are designed to cut a variety of construction materials, thanks to its carbon-alloy blade frame and cobalt tool-steel teeth. The reciprocating blade line-up consists of standard-duty Bi-Metal blades, Specialty blades, Extreme blades, and Extreme Ti-Metal titanium-coated blades. The Specialty blades are purpose-built for cutting construction materials, such as stainless steel, cement board, masonry block, and cast-iron pipe. The Extreme blades feature a wider, thicker blade frame, suitable for structural steel applications, such as angle iron, I-beam, structural tubing and C-channel. The Extreme Ti-Metal blades boast titanium coating to help reduce friction and heat build-up, giving it the longest blade life in the entire Greenlee reciprocating blade lineup.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:05
May 1, 2013 - In a move to broaden its position in the utility segment, Greenlee (a Textron Inc. company) says it has acquired Sherman & Reilly Inc., a manufacturer of underground and aerial transmission and distribution products based in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:55
April 25, 2013 - Greenlee’s new and redesigned E-Z Bore Self-Feed Wood Boring Bits claim to make conduit or pipe sized holes up to four times faster than standard bi-metal hole saws, without a difficult slug to remove. The E-Z Bore bits are suitable for different types of construction lumber, including hardwood, softwood, laminated veneer, and pressure-treated woods. According to Greenlee, the two-blade design resists clogging, and the outer spur teeth help prevent splintering and blowouts while providing fast, smooth holes. The bits are available in 13 sizes from 1-in to 4-5/8-in (for installing 1/2-in to 4-in conduit and pipe). A seven-piece contractor kit is also available.
Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:25
March 7, 2013 - Greenlee has launched the LP6, an interchangeable head cutter/crimping unit suitable for 6-ton. work, which boasts a faster and easier way for contractors and linemen to cut and crimp connections. The low-pressure hydraulic tool features a spring-loaded pin for quick change of the crimping and cutting jaws. The head rotates 350º and at 8.4 lbs, the LP6 can be operated with one hand. The tool is also available with or without couplers installed from the factory.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:10
November 27, 2012 - The new coaxial cable tool kit from Greenlee contain the six essential tools a professional cable technician needs to strip, cut and terminate coaxial cables when making repairs or installations, says the company. The 46601 coaxial cable tool kit includes 8-in. diagonal cutting pliers with laser-hardened edges; RG 59/6/6Q – 7/11 coaxial cable stripper with spring-loaded handles; and RG 59/6/6Q 7/11 coaxial compression tool.
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:53
November 19, 2012 - Greenlee Communications has announced the new Tele-Mate Pro 700 (TM-700) telephone test set with a built-in tone generator for pair tracing, Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) detection and measurement, as well as a new “dog-bone” design. The TM-700 is designed to help both skilled and apprentice technicians debug a variety of telecom problems with ease. The TM-700 is DSL compatible in both Monitor and Talk modes, and can measure data such as polarity, voltage, current, and ringing frequencies. 10 programmable speed-dial memories can be set and 10 last dialed/received numbers can be stored in the unit. The test set comes with built-in language support for English, French, Spanish, German, Turkish, and Italian.
Monday, 10 September 2012 14:21
September 10, 2012 - Greenlee has introduced its Gator 15-ton battery-powered crimping tool, low pressure crimping tool and high pressure remote crimping head, all designed to help make crimping faster and easier. Each tool offers up to 1250 MCM capacity for aluminum and 1500 MCM capacity for copper colour coded lugs and splices. The 15-ton battery-powered low pressure crimping tool operates with Intelli-Crimp Technology and Automatic Retraction Stop, which comes with a pressure sensor that monitors the crimping force of each crimp and provides the operator a visual and audible alert if the force is below specifications.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 21:44
August 22, 2012 - At its annual general meeting this year, the Independent Electrical Distributors (IED) Limited Partnership II recognized outstanding performances by both suppliers and distributor partners, as well as honoured a special individual with the Tom Torokvei Award. Congratulations to the following: