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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.