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Product Announcement from ERICO



Since its development in 1938, CADWELD® electrical connections have been recognized as the ultimate connection for rail, cathodic, power and grounding applications. CADWELD® PLUS is the latest advancement in the continuing evolution of exothermic products from ERICO.

The revolutionary CADWELD® PLUS system is a simplified method of performing exothermically welded electrical connections. The system features an integrated welding material package to streamline the installation process and eliminate ignition materials – reducing set-up time. The tamper-proof package consists of a steel cup containing CADWELD patented welding material alloys and an ignition source. This welding material package is designed for use in all standard CADWELD molds, including CADWELD® MULTI. Once placed in the CADWELD mold, the welding material is electronically ignited using a simple, battery-powered control unit with a 6' lead.

The CADWELD PLUS system offers a variety of benefits, including:

* Withstands repeated fault currents without failing during operation

* Exceeds requirements of IEEE® Std 837- Std. for Qualifying Permanent Connections Used in Substation Grounding

* Joins copper to copper, copper to galvanized or plain steel, copper to copper-clad steel, copper to bronze/brass/stainless steel, steel to steel, and many other combinations

* Current-carrying capacity is equal to or greater than that of the conductor

* Creates a permanent, molecular bond that will not loosen or corrode

* Requires no external power or heat source

* Requires minimal installation training