ROSEMONT, IL, July 10, 2009 -- O-Z/Gedney, one of the world's premier suppliers of fittings for electrical conduit, has introduced the Type AXB expansion fitting, an ideal connecting solution for long conduit runs installed in areas subject to vandalism, theft, harsh weather and wide temperature variations.
AXB fittings permit linear movement in conduit runs caused by thermal expansion, therefore preventing conduit buckling or disconnection. AXB fittings also incorporate an internal bonding jumper that aids in installation and maintenance by eliminating the need for an external jumper that could corrode or be tampered with by vandals. The corrosion-resistant, hot-dipped galvanized outer casing is watertight for a longer service life.
The AXB installs easily. No disassembly is required during installation, so there are no parts to lose and fewer tools are needed. The outer casing also slides open to view the jumper for simple, no-tools-required field inspections.
O-Z/Gedney Type AXB expansion fittings are UL Listed. They are immediately available in trade sizes from 1/2" through 2" with 4" and 8" movement.