AFL Launches New ConductaClean® Tool for Distribution Market at IEEE PES Expo

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optic cable and accessories manufacturer, is introducing ConductaClean for the Distribution market at the IEEE PES Expo, Booth #2501. Originally released in 2009 in a joint EPRI development, the tool was manufactured for transmission only. With the release of a new distribution version, all sizes of transmission and distribution conductor can be quickly and thoroughly cleaned. Additionally, ConductaClean is now available in a new plastic design reducing the overall weight and increasing portability, allowing linemen to operate wherever the splice is most efficiently made.

“As power systems age, the risk of failures due to the deterioration of compression connectors increase,” commented Gary Harter, commercial manager for AFL’s accessories division. “ConductaClean allows line crews to thoroughly clean the conductor without laborious wire brushing. It’s more efficient and in the long run, saves money.”

Manufactured by EDM International, Inc., ConductaClean cleans the ends of overhead conductors in virtually all sizes of both transmission and distribution versions prior to installing compression accessories. This system agitates a specialized solution to remove oxidation and grime from conductor strands, cleaning to the inner core in six minutes or less.

AFL’s accessories provide superior performance and reliability for electric power utilities and rail companies. Products are manufactured in a facility that is certified to ISO 4001 and ISO 9001:2008 standards. AFL's accessories product offering includes substation, transmission, rail, fiber optic cable hardware, motion control, wire products, network underground accessories, tools and compounds.

AFL will be demonstrating ConductaClean at the IEEE PES Expo, May 2-5 in Dallas, Booth #2501. For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Gary Harter
Commercial Manager

Corie Culp
PR Manager