The self-locking lip, Salisbury patented, prevents line hose from coming off the conductor after an installation is complete. Often, as a lineman is working on an installation and making adjustments, the angle of connection shifts, causing line hose and covers to separate. To prevent this, Salisbury developed an ingenious solution for ensuring that any two protective devices would hold together yet still be easy for a lineman to assemble and take apart.
RIB GRIP® construction takes advantage of rubber’s natural tendency to grip and tighten its grip through compression. By creating curving rib configurations slit at a specific angle, two pieces easily slip together but resist coming apart. To quickly disengage the lineman needs only to compress the rubber on either side.
Dipped sleeves are manufactured in the same way as Salisbury rubber insulating gloves. Porcelain forms are dipped into liquefied rubber, dried, trimmed, marked and cured. Every sleeve receives the same quality inspections and electrical testing before shipping. Dipped sleeves are available in the same colors as dipped gloves, including two color combinations.