3M fosters a culture of continuous improvement. This year we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the third generation of 3M™ Cold Shrink Cable Accessories, QT-III terminations and QS-III splices.
Like you, cold shrink cable accessories work behind the scenes. However, quality and performance can make or break a project. In 2017, let's celebrate all of the hidden heroes that help keep the lights on!
The story of 3M began in 1902, when Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. was established as a mining operation. A few decades later the electrical industry was taken by storm with the invention of Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Tape in 1946. That was just the beginning.
Our desire to provide you with solutions that enhance safety, productivity and reliability led us to the invention of yet another technology that revolutionized the electrical industry, 3M™ Brand Cold Shrink tubing.
Proven in the field for decades but never happy to rest on our laurels, continuous improvement efforts brought significant enhancements to the technology in 1996-97. The third generation of Cold Shrink cable accessories - QT-III and QS-III - resulted in faster and easier installations than ever before.
Always working behind the scenes
Celebrating 20 years of easier installations and excellent reliability
Cold shrink cable accessories made even better
Fast and easy one-step-installation
-0.067% for cold shrink molded joints/splices
-0.022% for cold shrink terminations
*Data based upon U.S. failure data of U.S. manufactured 3M™ Cold Shrink Medium Voltage Cable Accessories between 2009 and 2012
Why we recommend cold shrink for medium voltage connections
Heat shrink can be a good insulator for electrical connections. However, we only recommend its use for low voltage, small scale applications. For medium voltage (5kV and up) applications, you must consider the following:
More complex installation
When you choose 3M, you get a lot more than just the product in a box. You gain access to a wealth of knowledge, industry experience, best-in-class technical support and more. Let our expertise help you solve your toughest challenges.