Aluminum lugs, splices
Blackburn Copper-Clad Aluminum Lugs and Splices from Thomas & Betts are designed exclusively for termination on copper-clad aluminum cable and have been UL listed.
Blackburn Copper-Clad Aluminum Lugs and Splices from Thomas & Betts are designed exclusively for termination on copper-clad aluminum (CCA) cable and have been UL listed. The lugs and splices are compatible with Thomas & Betts’ HEX-FLEX Die System, an indent-style crimping system that enables die identification on the crimp for traceability, and feature the Color-Keyed Compression System to help ensure proper connections. Blackburn Copper-Clad Aluminum Lugs and Splices properly compress CCA cable for maximum pull-out force and longevity. They also are designed with an oxide inhibitor pre-applied in their barrels.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey