In recent years the Australian power grid has seen a dramatic increase in overhead connector failures as a result of an ageing grid and stretched maintenance programs. Classic Connectors create innovative devices to reinforce aging connectors, restoring their full mechanical integrity and increasing their electrical capacity, in many cases to double of what it was when new. Their products, identified by the name ClampStar® are purchased by electrical power utilities for application in transmission and distribution circuits. A unique design feature of all products is that they must be easily installed on energized lines. We call that “Lineman Friendly” which means no (or very few) loose components, readily handled by bare hand or Hot Stick methodology and requiring no special tools, hoists, come-alongs or other rigging equipment.
ClampStar® is an Engineered Mechanical Shunt also known as a Connector Corrector that is intended to correct and reinforce the deteriorated electrical and mechanical performance of hot, aged or degraded splices and other connectors, clamps and fittings. A popular use of ClampStar® is to increase the performance rating of existing splices and other connectors, clamps and fittings for the purpose of increasing line ampacity that may be presently limited by current connections. ClampStar® eliminates risk and prevents catastrophic connector failures before they happen, and are installed in just minutes.
ClampStar® connectors are currently available for: Splices, deadends, suspension clamps, conductor damage and OPGW. Specialist applications can be designed upon request in many circumstances
For purchasing enquiries, please contact: Corey Scott on 0419 729 026