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Insulated Work Platform

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In response to requests for work platforms capable of providing electrical insulation at voltages up to 765 kV, Diversified Products has introduced the IWP-765kV Insulated Work Platform. Designed to enhance worker productivity and increase job functions performed with hydraulic telescoping cranes and digger derricks, the platform permits bare-hand work and de-energized line construction, and reduces lineworker fatigue by eliminating the need to climb towers.

Featuring a tried-and-proven design, the IWP-765kV provides electrical insulation to personnel working on live transmission lines and equipment at voltages up to 765 kV. The insulated jib consists of a main structural fiberglass member, which is filament wound with computer-controlled, continuous-roving epoxy/anhydride resin. It’s also sealed with bulkhead covers to minimize maintenance and protect from contaminants that may reduce insulation properties.

The IWP-765kV features a radio control system that provides flexible, yet precise operation. Every unit comes standard with a two-man, steel-constructed basket, which can be easily installed and removed by two lineworkers. It features a 600-pound capacity, 36-inch-by-72-inch platform, with the controls located on the curbside near the top rail. Serviceable, self-lubricating bushings are located on all pivots, and a ground access adds convenience for entry and loading. The basket is gravity hung with a closed-loop brake cylinder to dampen movement and lock it into position. Custom baskets are also available to suit specific requests.

Minimal setup time is required to install the IWP-765kV on most hydraulic telescoping cranes. Crane specifications are reviewed prior to installation, and field or factory installation is provided standard. Other standard features include test bands and shield, boom-tip bonding straps, cable reel, lanyard attachment(s), current leakage monitor and battery charger. The jib and controls meet or exceed ANSI A92.2, ASME B30.23, CSA Z150 and CSA 225 standards.

Diversified Products    www.diversifiedproduct.com

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