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New Sensored Termination from 3M Enables Real-time Monitoring to Support Grid Automation in Underground Distribution Networks
AUSTIN, Texas - December 10, 2013
The 3M Electrical Markets Division, the innovators of cold shrink technology, introduces a new sensing solution that enables power utilities to monitor their underground distribution systems, helping utilities realize the benefits of their grid automation systems. The 3M™ Sensored Termination QX-Series supports applications such as volt/VAR optimization (VVO), fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), asset management and load balancing.

New 3M Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice Combines Proven Reliability with Simpler Installation
AUSTIN, Texas - September 19, 2013
For power utilities and utility contractors, 3M announces the Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice for the utility market. The new splice will be demonstrated at the upcoming ICUEE show in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 1-3 at 3M booth #3548.

New Shearbolt Connectors, QCI Series, from 3M Eliminate Need for Additional Tools
AUSTIN, Texas - May 3, 2011
For utilities looking for a reliable alternative to compression connectors for medium voltage cables, 3M Electrical Markets Division introduces the Shearbolt Connectors, QCI Series.

3M Adds Cold Shrink Joint Kits to 69kV Line (PDF 20.9KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – December 15‚ 2009
The new 3M™ Cold Shrink Joint Kits QS-III join the 3M Cold Shrink Termination Kits QT-III to complete 3M’s line of 69/72.5kV cable accessories for power transmission and distribution‚ petrochemical‚ transportation and other heavy industry applications.

New Connector Bags from 3M Make All the Difference (PDF 22.1KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – June 4‚ 2009
Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference‚ which is why making a plastic bag thicker and more durable is so important. 3M Electrical Spring Connectors 312 (yellow) and 512 (red)‚ 500 count‚ are being sold in new bags that are designed to stand on their own and are resealable. This makes it easy to grab a single connector at a time and not end up with a couple hundred on the floor around your feet.

Broader Line of 3M Safety Products Is Available at Electrical Distributors (PDF 13.3KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – May 27‚ 2009
3M offers a full line of products to promote occupational health and environmental safety. With the acquisition of Aearo Technologies Inc.‚ manufacturer and owner of brand names such as E-A-R‚ Peltor and SafeWaze‚ 3M has added hearing protection‚ safety eyewear and fall protection to its full line of respiratory products.

Scotch Cool Gray Arc Proofing Tape Protects Cable Makes Visibility in Manhole Better (PDF 14.8KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – April 1‚ 2009
Inspections are easier and tape more visible in a manhole with the new cool gray Scotch® Fire-Retardant Electric Arc Proofing Tape 77W.

Rugged New Cold Shrink Quick Splice from 3M Offers Added Protection for Low-Voltage Connections (PDF 23.3KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – March 17‚ 2009
A tough‚ new‚ low-voltage splice from 3M combines the reliability of cold shrink technology with a broad cable range. The two sizes of 3M™ Cold Shrink Quick Splice Low Voltage QSLV-M include factory-installed mastic in each end of the tube to accommodate an especially wide cable range.

Protect Electrical Assets with Variety of Barricade Tapes from 3M (PDF 14.0KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – February 17‚ 2009
Provide warnings to restrict entry to hazardous areas with a complete line of Scotch Barricade Tapes from 3M for the electrical industry.

3M Salutes American Electrical Workers (PDF 13.9KB)
AUSTIN‚ Texas – February 11‚ 2009
Patriotism is the theme of 3M’s newest electrical tape and connectors promotion‚ which begins Feb. 16 and runs until May 15‚ or while supplies last. Supporting materials pay homage to American workers and American-made products.