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AFL Expands Swage Substation Bus Accessories Line, Adds Swage Cable Accessories Line

Spartanburg, SC – WEBWIRE

 AFL expanded its Swage Substation Bus Accessories product line, adding five and six-inch bus accessories to the existing one through four-inch bus accessory offering. Additionally, AFL released its Swage Cable Accessories product line and a new Swage 45-ton press assembly. The assembly produces 360 degrees of compression on Swage accessories ensuring that the connection is electrically and mechanically sound.

“AFL’s swage products allow electric utilities to install accessories faster and more efficiently, lowering installation costs. These accessories can be installed by anyone and replaces the need for a certified welder,” stated Gary Harter, AFL commercial manager. “With the expansion of this product line, AFL becomes the only manufacturer to offer a full line of fittings for bolted, welded and compression applications.”

Swage accessories complement AFL’s entire substation family which are made for all substations with voltage up to 765 kV applications that involve cable, pipe, flat or tubular bus and integral web connections. The new five and six-inch bus accessories are necessary for high voltage applications starting at 345 kV and up to 765 kV. The Swage product line provides a full series of fittings involving end caps, expansion joints, couplers, tee and vee connectors, stirrup and ground studs, and terminal connectors.

Swaging, a process used to install substation bus accessories using a hydraulic press, is the ideal solution for areas with shortages on qualified welders or when inclement weather conditions prohibit installation. To compress accessories, a portable Swage Press Assembly is used to swage bus accessories onto a bus pipe.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit  

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