3M Launches Scotchcast Low Voltage Resin Jointing Kits

3M Launches Scotchcast Low Voltage Resin Jointing Kits

3M Electrical, the diversified technology company, has launched a new range of 3M Scotchcast LV Resin Jointing Kits, designed to simplify and speed up the installation of low voltage electrical cable systems, while simultaneously minimising the risk of contact with cable jointing resins.

Says Neil Roberts, General Sales and Marketing Manager for 3M’s Electrical Markets division in the UK, “Our new LV cable joint kits represent a market breakthrough, helping cable jointers and installers to meet increasingly stringent health and safety requirements, whilst also enabling them to install more joints, more easily, in less time.”

Unlike existing resin mould joint systems that use two shell components, the new range from 3M Scotchcast is the first in the power cable industry to use a one-part mould cable joint shell.  This enables more rapid installation of the cable joint, while a single top seal and five fixing clips ensure a consistent, error-proof process, significantly reducing the chance of resin leakage and completely eliminating the need for additional taping.

Furthermore, the new 3M Scotchcast cable joint kit range means that at no point does the jointer need to be exposed to the resin, since an integrated resin delivery system reduces the chances of skin contact or vapour inhalation.  The Scotchcast resin is mixed in a two-part bag. A release-nozzle, which is built into the mixing bag, is then pierced by a receptor on the top of the mould shell. The joint kits use 3M’s own polyetherurethane resins, designed to comply with the impending environmental and user safety regulatory changes being brought in across the EU.

Another significant innovation is the introduction of foam seals at either end of the cable joint body that provide a flexible but totally secure fit around the cable, removing the need for additional sawing or taping that is necessary with most existing resin cable jointing techniques. 

The new 3M Scotchcast Low Voltage Resin Jointing Kits cater for both armoured and non-armoured power and instrumentation cables.  Within the joint kit range, there are options for standard applications such as street lighting and service cable jointing, products for more specialised applications where there are high levels of humidity and hazardous areas.

The new range is the latest addition to 3M’s portfolio of jointing and terminating solutions for the electrical industry, which cover low, medium and high voltage applications, including Cold Shrink which is used by more than half of the UK’s main power utilities.  Other products include 3M tapes, 3M wire marking systems, 3M cable location and 3M fault detectors, 3M earthing kits, 3M lugs and 3M connectors.

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