Leader in Innovation
Custom Rubber Corp.'s relationship with a leading BPL provider and Smart Grid innovator continues with BPL products functioning as the starting point for Smart Grid data transmission and collection off power lines.
Multiple Designs for Multiple Uses
Custom Rubber Corp. and our customer jointly designed two versions of a node—one for installation with a hot stick, and one for installation when the power is off. Custom Rubber Corp. and our customer jointly designed these products that incorporate three primary components: 1) a heat-resistant coaxial cable, 2) a ferrite core to create the magnetic field, and 3) a durable, functional rubber cover that protects the ferrite cores, the connection between the coaxial cable and the ferrite, and holds the whole unit in place, encapsulating the high-voltage power line.
The rubber material used is specifically designed and molded to have just the right amount of conductivity to ensure the proper transmission of Advance Metering data from the power line to the Smart Grid electronics on the other end of the cable.
As a result of this project, Custom Rubber Corp. has perfected the ability to completely encapsulate the terminal end of a wire, inside a fully formed and molded rubber part. The brown cable in the foreground of the picture shows a thin black wire that gets wrapped around the ferrite core—Custom Rubber's unique rubber mold holds this wire in place (around one of the ferrite cores) during the molding process to create a water-tight seal around the cable entry point and insure a continuous loop.
The rubber parts pictured are not in stock or for sale. These are examples of custom-manufactured products that illustrate Custom Rubber Corp.'s capabilities. Contact us with information on your needs.