The Easy-To-Install ERITECH® HAMMERLOCK Now Accommodates a Wider Range of Conductor Sizes

SOLON, Ohio, USA, June 2009 - The ERITECH® HAMMERLOCK grounding connector has undergone an exciting redesign, allowing it to be used with a wider range of conductors and reducing the amount of unique part numbers that customers must stock.

Part of the ERITECH® line of facility electrical protection products from ERICO®, the state-of-the-art ERITECH HAMMERLOCK provides a low-resistance connection designed to withstand ground fault currents and lightning transients. With only a few strikes of a hammer, this user-friendly connector quickly joins the grounding conductor to a ground rod.

ERITECH HAMMERLOCK features a mechanically rugged design that will handle 100% of the current carrying capacity of the conductor and helps ensure the highest level of performance is maintained for many years after the connection has been buried in the harsh underground environment. Machined from high-conductivity copper, ERITECH HAMMERLOCK is ideal for pad-mounted transformer applications, installs three to five times faster than an acorn clamp and offers cost-effective protection for people and expensive equipment.

The UL® Listed ERITECH HAMMERLOCK is one of the quickest and easiest grounding connectors to install and requires no special tools or training. For more information, visit

ERICO® is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving niche markets in a diverse range of electrical, 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® electrical and mechanical fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail and industrial products; ERIFLEX® low voltage power distribution; ERITECH® facility electrical protection; and LENTON® concrete products. Visit ERICO online at

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