BURNDY® announces the release of Copper FASTAP™ with Lineman Assist™ A Novel Solution to an Age Old Problem

BURNDY®, a leading manufacturer and provider of compression connector 
solutions to the utility, industrial, energy, construction, 
telecommunications, petrochemical, data center, and transportation 
industries, introduces Copper FASTAP™ with Lineman Assist™ pioneering a 
novel solution to an age old problem.

BURNDY® LLC

BURNDY®, a leading manufacturer and provider of compression connector solutions to the utility, industrial, energy, construction, telecommunications, petrochemical, data center, and transportation industries, introduces Copper FASTAP™ with Lineman Assist™ pioneering a novel solution to an age old problem. Parallel groove clamps are an industry staple for mechanical tapping of utility lines. For decades these connectors have provided a safe, reliable, and easy to install solution for most utilities. The BURNDY® Copper FASTAP™ with Lineman Assist™ adds innovative features to this tried and true connector technology improving safety, reliability, as well as ease and speed of installation for copper to copper application.

Copper FASTAP™ adds three unique features to the standard parallel groove clamp: spring loaded Lineman Assist™, duckbill handle, and a conductor side entry capability. These three features work in concert to improve the installation speed, safety, and reliability of the connection. The installation begins when the lineman squeezes the duckbill handle to allow the tap conductor to be side-loaded into the connector. This side entry feature enables faster insertion of the tap conductor. The innovative spring assist then acts as a third hand by providing a constant force on the tap conductor and securing it. Using the duckbill as a guide, the lineman then snaps FASTAP onto the run conductor, tightens, and the connection is complete. The entire process literally takes only seconds.

With increased visibility from the public during storm restorations, utilities are looking for solutions that quickly restore power in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way. The Copper FASTAP™ duckbill design allows linemen to easily handle the connector with dielectric gloves in cold, wet, and icy environments. Add in the Lineman Assist™ feature and the linemen can now focus on getting the lights back on and not worry about the conductor falling out prior to tightening.  

Click links below for videos:
Copper FASTAP Product Video
Copper FASTAP Installation Video

About BURNDY
Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire has over 90 years of dedicated customer support in both service and product. Our customers need to look no further than BURNDY for all their connector, tool, and accessory needs. BURNDY is the only manufacturer to have the BURNDY® Engineered System of coordinating dies, connectors and tools. The three elements have been specifically designed to work together and engineered to meet stringent, accepted quality standards allowing the user complete confidence in the integrity of the connection.

For additional information, contact us at 47 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03109; call Customer Service at 1-800-346-4175; or visit our website at www.BURNDY.com.

Since 2009, BURNDY LLC has been a key brand under Hubbell Incorporated. More information can be found at www.Hubbell.com.