A key benefit of using Ampjack™ is that towers can be raised, while the power lines remains energized. This function provides significant system reliability improvements and saves the utility lost revenue over traditional methods of raising transmission line towers.
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There's more demand than ever for power – everything we do seems to take juice of one sort or another. And utilities and their lines are feeling the pinch. The grid hasn't been substantially upgraded since the mid 20th century – and the increased load put on these lines isn't helping the situation.
Traditionally, getting those lines higher in the air so they can take more load was expensive for the utility and involved taking done long corridors of lines. But a new technology is changing that – and the men and women of the IBEW are leading the way. It's called the Ampjack.
On November 15th, 2012 the Ampjack™ team staged a demonstration of the technology to a group of 40 people to show first-hand how the Ampjack™ performs in real-world situations.
- Extremely low environmental impact compared to traditional tower lifting methods.
- Only requires a crew of 6-8 and a small caravan of standard trucks – no heavy cranes, lifts, or other machinery that requires special road work or crane pads that impact the right-of-ways.
- Huge cost savings to you – towers can be lifted safely while the lines are fully energized, saving thousands of dollars in costly outages.