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ENERGYx2020 - Interview with Paul Morrow from Klauke

24 July 2020

In this interview with ENERGYx2020, Paul Morrow, UK & Ireland Manager for Klauke, discusses electrical safety and the recent launch of the KLAUKE Orange range of fully insulated tools that have set the standard within the global utility industry.

Health & Safety is a main pillar of Energy Network Events and the KLAUKE Orange range is a huge leap forward in the development of battery-powered cabling tools for the cutting and crimping of overhead lines and underground cables.

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Paul Morrow describes how Klauke was started in 1879 by two brothers in Germany originally making high quality pliers for the watch-making industry employing only 5 people. In 1960 when electrification become more popular Klauke shifted to developing cable lugs.

In 2018 they were acquired by Emerson and along with Greenlee and Rigid, Klauke can now service all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements in the market.

For even more safety, Klauke has now developed the world‘s first battery hydraulic crimping and cutting tools with Tri-Insulation Barrier.

Cable cutting & crimping insulated tools & total safety

The world‘s first battery hydraulic crimping and cutting tools with Tri-Insulation Barrier technology that provides users with 1.000V protection against electrical shocks.

There have been several recent advances in cable cutting and crimping tool technology including data recording, Bluetooth remote controls and pressure sensors.

All tools have become more compact making them more efficient for jointing and terminating cables in confined spaces as well as enhancing safety features.

Training, supervision, testing and PPE are all standards but what the KLAUKE Orange implements is another layer of electrical safety into the process.

Download Brochure Klauke Cutting & Crimping Tools

- You frequently work in close proximity of live lines and parts. You cannot take any chances.
- You have ergonomic issues due to use of manual insulated tools. You want to work safe but with faster and more ergonomic tools.
- Cables you perceive as not live, can turn out to be live. You want to be protected at all times.
- Live line cutting is one of your safety critical tasks. You have to use safer tools for more protection.

Tri Insulated Barriers on Klauke Tools

During the interview, Paul stresses the importance of safe working practices including the physical aspect of the tool e.g. the body insulation of the cable crimping or cutting tool. The new Orange Line Tool uses a 3 level or tri-insulation system – the 3 level includes creepage distance, insulation material and oil within the system.

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