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  • Expanded Line of Crimpers and Cutters

    ILSCO’s TaskMaster continues to add to its popular battery-powered crimpers and cut-ters hand tools line.

    The company recently debuted its TB-CUT26ACSR-IS, an ACRS cutter featuring a 350° rotatable scissor head design with heavy duty blades that cuts up to 3/8” EHS Guy Wire and 556 ACSR.  Blade inserts make for easy field replacement.  A DataTrack / USB interface captures output performance and data. The tool is backed by a 5-year TaskMaster Pro warranty.

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  • Cloud-based CMMS Software Keeps PM Tracking Manageable

    A major part of ensuring your company stays profitable is maintaining your own assets. That includes everything from tracking equipment location to ensuring proper maintenance PM schedules and repairs are followed. Whether your business is mobile or tied to a location, keeping equipment in optimal condition is vital to your success.

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  • Conduit Comparisons… and a Surprising Fact

    There are several types of conduit. Of course, you know that. But in this article, we're only going to discuss metallic conduits. PVC conduit may be a topic for another day. Because of their somewhat fragile composition — particularly in commercial and industrial settings — they don't fit in with this article.

    Of course, the main two families of conduit, if conduits had families, are steel and aluminum.

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  • Making Wire Pulling Easier, Safer, Faster

    Late last year, Encore Wire updated its already quite popular and robust wire pulling tool PullPro.

    The company’s pre-filled wire caddy sits upright at a job site, with an ergonomically-friendly top handle, reducing the act of stooping to pick up a spool of heavy, cumber-some conductor.

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  • Cable Pulling Solutions

    Large or long cable pulls can be costly and time-consuming and, without the proper tools and equipment, sometimes difficult, back-straining work.

    Encore Wire offers two solutions most contractors might want to know about.

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  • Are You Sending the Right Signals?

    We’ve used signals for communication for eons. One of the most famous signaling scenarios allegedly happened during the American colonies’ struggle for independence. Memorialized in the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” written by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the passage is quoted here:

    “One if by land, and two if by sea;
    And I on the opposite shore will be,
    Ready to ride and spread the alarm
    Through every Middlesex village and farm,
    For the country-folk to be up and to arm.”

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