Electrical Materials Company manufactures, develops, and supplies electrical products for a diverse range of industries. Items available include wildlife protectors, cable enclosures and transformer accessories. The company is also significantly experienced in the fabrication of metals and plastics.
The raptor family of birds, such as eagles, hawks, falcons and ospreys, are known for perching and nesting in the tops of dead trees. However, when these are not available, raptors have been known to use the closest thing they can find to a tall tree, which is often a cross arm or a utility pole. This causes many raptors to die every year from being electrocuted, as a result of being in locations they should not be.
To avoid this, EMCO produces perch guards that have been designed for mounting on utility poles or cross arms.
EMCO's perch guard PG-1 is vacuum formed, has high molecular weight and is made from polyethylene. It has been made to withstand wind speeds of up to 80mph, with each unit thoroughly tested. The perch can be installed directly onto line arms by using #106 fasteners.
The perch guard PG-2 is similar in design; it has an extruded high molecular weight and is made also made using polyethylene. It can be directly installed with #107 fasteners.
Both perch guards are UV-stabilized and grey in colour.
The features of EMCO's side-mount insulator and live parts plus conductors include:
The side-mounted insulator base cover has a momentary withstand value of 60kV and is also UV stabilized and made from HMWPE. It can be installed on a live line, without the need for re-energizing. It has a protection area above 15m both above and below the centre of the side-mount insulator attachment. It can be attached to a pole with an EMC #106 fastener. It provides a protected cover around the base of the insulator base with two polypropylene ties that are UV-stabilized.
The EMCO squirrel guard has been designed to stop animals and birds coming into contact with high-voltage equipment and getting electrocuted.
The squirrel guard has a flat surface, which ensures that repeated contact with its circular material is difficult. It is made from polyethylene that is high in molecular weight and the material is also UV-stabilized.
When it is installed, with the option of a hotstick, the guard can also be energised and used as a retrofit if required.
EMCO produces a range of products for protecting electrical equipment from wildlife. We provide:
Electrical Materials Company
145 Elizabeth Lane
United States of America
Tel: +1 262 279 3812
Fax: +1 262 279 6824