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Melni BD-2HLS Crimpless Connector features spiral insert technology.

Press Release Summary:

Melni BD-2HLS Crimpless Connector features spiral insert technology.

Nov 09, 2017 -

Melni BD-2HLS Crimpless Connector is UL rated for use in aluminum and copper cabling. Unit supports wire sizes between 2/0 AWG and #2AWG. Product comes with multiple lug sizes and dies. This mechanical connector is suitable for power lineman, electrical contractors, high voltage electricians and construction lineman applications.

Original Press Release

Remke is Setting a New Standard in the Electrical Industry with the Melni BD-2HLS Crimpless Connector

Press release date: Oct 06, 2017

A SMARTER 2-HOLE LUG THAT TAKES CRIMPING OUT OF THE EQUATION

The BD-2HLS is a mechanical connector that can replace existing commercial, mechanical, and crimp-style connectors. Its crimpless installation design and spiral insert technology simplifies the connection process making it safer, easier and less expensive. Invented by Mark Melni, the connector was initially featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Remke is proud to be the Master Distributor of Melni Connectors for the electrical industry.

While traditional 2-hole lugs are non-range taking, the Melni BD-2HLS accepts anything between 2/0 AWG and #2AWG, spanning a large range of cable and wire sizes, and drastically reducing installation time.

The BD-2HLS is all that’s required for a variety of electrical applications - having multiple lug sizes and specialized dies on hand isn’t necessary anymore. In the past, electrical connections required multiple measurements, tool change outs and crimps. With the Melni BD-2HLS, an everyday wrench is all that’s needed to forge a fast and reliable connection.

The Melni BD-2HLS:

  • Exceeds the UL secureness standards by over 250 pounds and is ergonomically better than any other traditional crimping tool on the market today.
  • Is UL rated for both aluminum and copper cabling, reducing the number of tools required for daily installations.
  • Is applicable across the electrical industry and will most certainly change how Power Lineman, Electrical Contractors, High Voltage Electricians, Construction Lineman and others install power, splice or change-out cords and cable, making their job faster and safer.

“Mark’s invention would be virtually “tool-less” and could easily replace many different existing wire terminations and could be properly installed without specialized training,” says Ron Rinehart, Manager at Consolidated Electrical Distributors. “I am eagerly awaiting production of this wire terminal and would be willing to stock and support promotion and sale of the end-product to our electrical contractors, OEM and industrial customers.”

“As the Master Distributor of Melni Connectors for the electrical industry, we are pleased to partner with a company that’s producing original solutions that result in quick, reliable and safe connections for our customers,” say Mark Sweeney, President and COO of Remke Industries.

Melni’s spiral insert technology collapses around the conductor as the nut on the end of the connector is tightened, resulting in a complete wrapping of the conductor with the Melni Connector. The elements inside the connector constrict down on top of the conductor, creating a perfect environment for the electrical transfer. This process eliminates the time-consuming, unreliable and expensive crimping, soldering and wrapping that is prevalent with many current electrical connectors today.

Learn More at www.Remke.com/Melni

About Remke Industries

For 50 years, Remke has been manufacturing a wide range of American-made electrical connectors. For more information about the family of Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Connectors please contact Remke Industries at 800-383-1524, email CustomerCare@Remke.com – or visit us online at Remke.com