Hendrix Wire & Cable's Molded Products division has introduced the new HRS-67 Raptor Shield, which is designed to protect wildlife from live-power-line contact, as well as reduce power outages.
The HRS-67 aims to help utilities implement their avian protection plan, and complies with the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Golden & Bald Eagle Protection Act, and the Endangered Species Act, the company notes.
The HRS-67 Raptor Shield is equipped with internal clips to support and provide stability when the shield is mounted over porcelain or polyethylene ANSI class pin insulators, and can withstand wind speeds of up to 150 mph. The shield is also designed with retainer pins for added security and uplift drafts, Hendrix says.
The HRS-67 is designed to be installed easily without de-energizing any live lines, allowing installation on energized power lines up to 35 kV with live-line rubber gloves or hotsticks. The material is flexible enough to accommodate line angles of up to 20 degrees, Hendrix adds.