Electric Power Distribution Compression Products
Nicopress manufactures a comprehensive collection of power distribution sleeves to meet your specific requirements. Our electric distribution sleeves deliver consistent performance. You can depend on the longevity and durability of our power distribution sleeves providing simple and secure connections.
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Nicopress® manufactures a comprehensive collection of power distribution sleeves to meet your specific requirements.
Nicopress® electrical conductor splicing sleeves are designed to splice conductors in both full and partial tension. Splicing sleeves are used to splice a broad range of sizes of copper, copper-covered steel, Copperweld® copper, galvanized steel, ACSR, All-Aluminum, AAAC, and Amerductor. All Nicopress® sleeves are designed to assure perfection in physical and electrical requirements.
Electrical conductor splicing sleeves are designed to splice the following types of conductors: copper, copper-covered steel (Copperweld®), galvanized steel, and Amerductor. Full tension sleeves are made of high conductivity seamless copper or copper alloy tubing with a specially bonded inner bore coating to assure maximum holding power and conductivity.
Aluminum Splicing Sleeves and Units - Partial Tension
Splicing units are designed to splice ASCR conductor and have an inner core splicing sleeve and a larger cover sleeve. These partial tension sleeves and units are designed to splice the neutral of self-supporting service drop cables (triplex) and short span overhead distribution lines. There are two types of these sleeves. The single piece sleeve is made of high conductivity seamless aluminum tubing. The two-piece unit consists of an inner core wire splicing sleeve and a larger cover sleeve. The core sleeve is made from high strength galvanized seamless steel tubing and the cover sleeve is made from high conductivity seamless aluminum tubing. Each sleeve is marked with catalog stock number, conductor size, and installation tool groove.
Aluminum Jumper (Loop) Splicing Sleeves
Nicopress® jumper sleeves are designed for the loop splicing of both solid and stranded conductor. These partial tension sleeves are made of high conductivity seamless aluminum tubing and meet the Class II requirements of ANSI C119.4. Each capped sleeve is marked with catalog stock number, conductor size and installation tool groove
Nicopress® reducing sleeves are used when it’s necessary to splice two wires of different sizes. A broad range of sizes are manufactured for copper, copper covered steel, aluminum and galvanized steel wires, also combinations thereof.
Nicopress® reducing sleeves are designed for jumper splicing applications involving the joining of two different size conductors. Both ends of these sleeves are pressed in the same tool groove. Reducing sleeves are made of high conductivity seamless metal tubing with a specially bonded inner bore coating. Each sleeve is marked with catalog stock number, conductor size, and installation tool groove.
Split Repair Sleeves
Nicopress® split repair sleeves are for use on stranded conductors when some of the strands are damaged or broken. The installation restores the strength and conductivity of the conductor and the split feature eliminates any necessity of cutting and re-splicing the line. The repair sleeve also is used as a seat for hot-line clamps.
Nicotap® sleeves are designed to tap into the main conductor without cutting the conductor. Nicotap® sleeves are first attached to the tap wire, and following this, the open end of the Nicotap® sleeve is pressed onto the line conductor using standard Nicopress® tools. Nicotap® sleeves assure the uninterrupted conductivity of the line conductor while providing excellent electrical tap. These sleeves are made of high conductivity copper with a specially bonded inner bore coating
Offset Dead-End Sleeves
Full tension offset dead-end assemblies are used to terminate conductors on pin, knob, spool or strain insulators. This sleeve is designed to allow the fabrication of a loop of any desired size for connecting to dead-end fixtures using standard Nicopress® tools. It also permits the feed through of a tail of conductor which can be spliced to other conductors. This Nicopress® sleeve is made of high strength seamless metal tubing with specially bonded inner bore coating. Each sleeve is marked with catalog stock number, and installation tool groove
Suspension Dead-End Sleeves (Clevis-Type)
Nicopress® suspension dead-ends are for use in dead-ending conductors on suspension insulators or on neutral-wire eye-bolts. The conductor feeds straight through. This fact, plus the unique design, not only insures a full-strength dead-end, but one that also has remarkable resistance to vibration fatigue. The design also permits a tail of any length where needed for connecting to other lines or apparatus
Nicopress® suspension dead-end sleeves are designed for the termination of conductors on suspension insulators or on neutral wire eye bolts using standard Nicopress® tools. A tail of conductor may be fed thru this sleeve. This feed-thru design permits any desired length of conductor to be spliced to other lines or fixtures. These full tension sleeves are made of high strength seamless metal tubing with a specially bonded inner bore coating. The clevis and pin are made of hot dipped galvanized steel. Each sleeve is marked with catalog stock number, conductor size, and installation tool groove.
Solder Sweated Split Tinned Copper Connectors
Split tinned sleeves are used for the non-tension solder splicing of underground power cable. These sleeves are designed for use with concentric, compact, or sector compact cables. Tin coated copper material and split design facilitate easy soldering and a good flow of solder into the splice. Smoothly rounded edges assure the uniform distribution of electrostatic stresses.