AFL Introduces New Swage Bus Accessories

  AFL Introduces New Swage Bus Accessories

Swage technology faster than traditional welding

Business Wire

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- November 21, 2013

AFL’s newest product line, Swage Substation Bus Accessories, enables
installation of aluminum bus accessories without a welder. Using a process
called swaging, electric utilities can install a substation bus accessory
using a hydraulic press.

Swage Press (Photo: Business Wire)

Swage Press (Photo: Business Wire)

“AFL’s swage products allow electric utilities to install accessories faster
and more efficiently, lowering installation costs,” stated Gary Harter, AFL
commercial manager. “Swaging is the ideal solution for areas with shortages on
qualified welders or when inclement weather conditions prohibit installation.”

To make the compression possible, AFL uses itsSwage 65 Ton Press Assembly, a
portable construction and maintenance tool designed to swage bus accessories
onto a bus pipe. The power unit works with one to four inch head assemblies
and features interchangeable press heads and dies. The new product line
provides a full series of fittings involving end caps, expansion joints,
couplers, tee and vee connectors, stirrup and ground studs, and terminal

Swage accessories complement AFL’s entire substation family which are made for
low voltage up to 765 kV applications that involve cable, pipe, flat or
tubular bus and integral web connections. With the new swage product line, AFL
is the only manufacturer that offers a full line of fittings involving bolted,
welded and compression applications.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility,
broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging
markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and
transportation. 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, Canada,
Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in
Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
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Gary Harter, 864-486-7361
Commercial Manager
Corie Culp, 864-433-5409
Public Relations Manager
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