When you’re on the line, we’ve got you covered. To guard operators at the job site, Altec’s patented ISO-Grip Control System—a high-electrical resistance, single-handle controller—supplies a secondary level of protection against electrical current.
The Altec ISO-Grip is a standard user-friendly feature on all Altec insulated aerial devices to provide limited insulation between the control handle and the upper control valve. It features an integral interlock and interlock guard. These industry-leading safety features meet ANSI A92.2 requirements for upper controls, which incorporate High Electrical Resistance Components (HERCs).
The single-handle control component is colored green to visually identify it as containing (HERCs). In order to keep the ISO-Grip at its full potential, Altec recommends the system be kept clean and dry, in good condition, and be periodically tested to maintain its limited protection in the event of accidental electrical contact.
Note: Although ISO-Grip does offer improved dielectric protection for the operator, it is not intended to replace safe work practices or primary protection such as personal protection equipment (rubber gloves and sleeves), hot sticks, or conductor cover-up.
Benefits of the Altec ISO-Grip Control System:
- Limited secondary dielectric protection for the operator.
- User-friendly: Simple simultaneous operation of multiple boom functions.
- Meets the ANSI A92.2 2009 requirements for HERC upper controls.
- Confirmation Tested to A92.2 Section 126.96.36.199.
- Testable to A92.2 Section 188.8.131.52 to maintain secondary dielectric properties.
- Secondary control coverage with non-conductive replaceable boots, color coded blue to indicate they are not dielectrically tested.
- Interlock Guard reduces the potential for inadvertent boom movement.
For more information about the Altec ISO-Grip Control System, call 800-958-2555. To learn more about safety procedures and training, contact Altec Sentry at 205-408-8260 or email email@example.com
What began as an idea among business partners is now a roaring manufacturing facility bringing jobs and green practices to the Sacramento Valley and entire state of California.
As more than 300 guests, including customers, associates, and area political leaders gathered for a formal grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in the newly constructed 42,400 square-foot assembly plant in Dixon, CA, on April 24, the excitement was contagious. From the hands that build our equipment to the sales and marketing team, Altec associates were proud to introduce the new facility to our customers.
Altec received significant guidance and support on the development of this new green-focused facility from two of its customers – Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison. The new facility in Dixon allows Altec the opportunity to increase manufacturing of our Green Fleet line of products—the industry’s leading energy-saving utility vehicles. Customer PG&E and Altec are in partnership to develop innovative, technologically advanced Green Fleet utility vehicles. These energy efficient Green Fleet vehicles provide a safer work environment for utility crews; significantly reduce emissions, and lower vehicle operating costs while extending vehicle life.
The brand new facility features state-of-the-art sustainable construction and exceeds Title 24 energy and lighting codes. Sustainability remains at the forefront of the way Altec does business, including company-wide recycling programs and manufacturing processes. At Altec, we strive to generate environmental stewardship solutions that contribute to sustainable change and economic growth.
Plans call for Altec to create about 100 new jobs with the opening of the facility. Additional jobs may eventually be added based on production growth and the expanded use of Green Fleet equipment in California and surrounding regions.
“Altec is committed to sustainable solutions,” said Lee Styslinger III, Altec Chairman and CEO. “That commitment to sustainability is reflected not only in the products we build, but also in the facilities where we build them. We are genuinely excited about expanding our capabilities and presence in California to better serve and support the growing needs of our customers on the West Coast. In addition, we are pleased to be bringing jobs and economic growth to the region. Altec is also committed to helping rebuild a strong manufacturing base in the U.S., and our new green-focused facility in California is a reflection of that commitment."
View more images from the Grand Opening on our Facebook page, facebook.com/Altec.
At Altec, we are committed to sustainable solutions and continuous improvement. This commitment to sustainability is reflected throughout our company — in the products we build, the facilities in which we build them and in the way we do business. For more than 80 years, Altec has maintained strong values focused on our customers and associates, and we believe it is crucial to protect our shared environment.
As a company, we make conscious business decisions that meet the needs of the present, without compromising the future. We consistently strive to contribute to a healthier environment by keeping sustainability at the forefront of engineering and research, production and manufacturing processes, and all other aspects of our business.
Altec is the industry leader for sustainability efforts and is dedicated to listening and creating solutions. That’s why we acknowledge the tremendous challenges and opportunities our customers face and aspire to responsibly care for the environment and the communities in which we operate. Altec’s allegiance is evident in the development of numerous sustainability initiatives:
- The Industry’s First Green-Focused Facility. Located in Dixon, CA, Altec products are manufactured in a plant that features state-of-the-art sustainable construction that exceeds Title 24 energy and lighting codes.
- Meeting Customer Needs. Our Green Fleet product line decreases fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while lowering noise pollution. In partnership with the Department of energy, electric Partners Research Institute, CALSTART hybrid Truck Users Forum and others, we offer a range of hybrid/electric and job-site energy management systems, along with recycled lightweight materials and alternative fuels.
- Facilities and Processes. each Altec facility has established procedures and environmental management programs and actively engages in recycling steel, copper and aluminum, as well as consumer recyclables. The installation of powder coat and e-coat paint systems has substantially reduced solid waste volume and air emissions, and energy-efficient lighting has replaced traditional lighting in all facilities.
By creating products and implementing sustainability initiatives and manufacturing processes to reduce our environmental footprint and build a healthier environment, Altec has established a sound environmental protection approach. We support sustainability throughout our products’ life cycles and strive to generate environmental stewardship solutions that contribute to sustainable change and economic growth.
Lee J. Styslinger III
Chairman and CEO
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On behalf of the Altec-UES Charity Golf Outing, and the 21st Annual IBEW Utah Lineman Rodeo, we hope you will join us this year for our second shot at a great golf event. It will be another great day of fellowship, networking and most importantly, an opportunity to support a very important cause, The University of Utah Burn Center Burn Camp!
This year we will be dedicating the tournament to the memory of a great and devoted Utah Lineman and avid supporter of the Burn Center, William J. “Doc” Weaver. Doc was at the inaugural event last year, and those of you that knew him well, know he would come back and play again if he could!
Last year’s tournament raised $6000, and combined with the lineman’s rodeo we all helped to raise over $23,000 for the Burn Center! Everyone is welcome, so please come join us.
This year’s event will again take place at the finest public golf course in Utah, The Old Mill. The tournament is on Friday June 1st beginning at 7:30am shotgun start.
Included in this package is a registration form. Please fill it out and submit as indicated. Tournament rules and other items will be available the day of the event.
Thanks for your support!