Press Release Summary:
ERITECHÂ® HAMMERLOCK joins grounding conductor to ground rod with one hammer strike. Machined from electrolytic copper, connection is conductive and withstands ground fault currents and lightning transients. Dual-hole version, available for No. 6 and No. 4 solid, is suited for pad-mounted transformer applications. Larger version of single-hole product permits 2/0 stranded to be joined to 5/8 in. and Â¾ in. ground rods. Both withstand harsh underground environments.
Original Press Release:
Eritech© Hammerlock Now Available for Parallel-Through Applications and for Larger Sizes
SOLON, Ohio, November, 2004 - The ERITECH® HAMMERLOCK grounding connector joins the grounding conductor to the ground rod with the strike of a hammer. Machined from electrolytic copper, the connection is highly conductive and designed to withstand ground fault currents and lightning transients. ERITECH HAMMERLOCK is UL® Listed (2, 4, 6 solid to 5/8-in. copper or galvanized rod).
A new two-hole version of the patented grounding connector is now available. Designs are available for #6 and #4 solid and are perfect for pad-mounted transformer applications. Additionally, the two-hole version allows for more configurations and easier installation in a ground ring. A larger version of the single-hole ERITECH HAMMERLOCK permits 2/0 stranded to be joined to 5/8-in. and ¾-in. ground rods.
The rugged design of the connector ensures that the highest level of performance is maintained for many years after the connection has been buried in the harsh underground environment. ERITECH® HAMMERLOCK installs three to five times faster than an acorn clamp and offers cost-effective protection for people and equipment. The patented grounding connector has a current carrying capacity greater than that of the conductors being joined.
For more information on ERITECH® HAMMERLOCK, contact your local distributor or call ERICO at 800-677-9089.
ERICO is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving global niche product markets in a diverse range of electrical, commercial and industrial construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's well-known brand names include: CADDY® fixings and fasteners; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail bonds; ERIFLEX® low-voltage components; ERITECH® lightning protection and grounding; and LENTON® mechanical rebar splices. Visit ERICO online at www.erico.com.