At MacLean Power, 2014 was a banner year for the Corrosion Resistant Splice (known as the CRS splice) with sales more than double the prior year. The design of the CRS splice addresses two major concerns of utilities: ensuring proper insertion of the conductor into the splice and improved reliability through increased corrosion resistance. Utilities have recognized the benefits of the CRS splice and have become large users.
When the CRS splice was initially launched, the manufacturing team at MacLean Power – Trenton determined that investment in new equipment was necessary to give the splice its improved corrosion resistance. Today, the production capacity is well equipped to make over a million splices per year.
The project team consisted of members representing Value Stream, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, and Electrical Engineering.