Matching the proven CTC housing and collet system
for mechanical holding strength and the DMC Power
Swage System for electrical performance provides the
most technologically advanced connector system for
DMC Power’s Swage System offers more than twice the
compression area than traditional 100-ton presses! This
is a result of our unique 360° flex die technology which
distributes forces evenly around the entire diameter of the
GREATER COMPRESSION =
- MORE ELECTRICAL CONTACT SPOTS
- LOWER RESISTANCE
- LOWER TEMPERATURES
Top Quality Materials
Unlike other global suppliers that use 6000 series alloy for ACCC fittings, DMC Power has chosen the purest aluminum alloy available in a compressible form 1100-H12.
Fastest, Safest Installation Method
Give the efficient method the 360° flex Swage die applies forces to the
connector barrel we do not need a 100-pound (45Kilo) press head! All
DMC connector for ACCC size Lapwing and below can be installed
with our 45-ton tool weighing just 27 pounds (12Kilo). Shown below
in operation, this tool is safe and easy to use and requires only two
different dies which cover the complete line of ACCC CTC conductors.
Tested and Certified
Runs Cooler, Longer
Both DMC barrel diameters, 2.00” with Grosbeak and 2.50” with Lapwing were tested to IEC 61284 and met the acceptance criterion for both mechanical and current cycle test. These two barrel diameters cover all ACCC sizes up to and including Lapwing.
During ANSI C119.4 type testing, DMC Power ACSS Deadends and Splices showed superior resistance stability on all samples through 500 thermal cycles at 250°C-285°C above room temperature. Additional extreme temperature cycling to 325°C was performed for 280 more cycles with all samples averaging 50% cooler than the control and the post-aging tensile load yielding 104% RBS.
Thermal Mechanical Testing
Our ACSS line of high temperature Dead-ends and Splices have been independently tested to the rigorous international standards of CIGRE TB 426. Accordingly, samples were subjected to 500 current cycles at
250°C with 25% RBS constant tension including 5 separate sustained holds at 70% RBS for 24 hours. All DMC Power connectors passed easily with the post-aging tensioned conductor breaking at a remarkable 103% RBS.
As a result of these tests DMC Power has received CTC Global qualification for full tension transmission applications!
Based on the results of these tests CTC Global has qualified DMC as a supplier of partial tension fittings for substation applications where ACCC is fast becoming the conductor of choice for high operating temperature strain bus application.