Manipulating
rod

Represented in 3 sizes, which cover the application on the electrical installations to a height of 4.5 meters

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High-voltage circuit breakers control instruments

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Micro-ohmmeters and Multipurpose Low / High Resistance Meter

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Manipulating rod is an auxiliary additional equipment for connecting the test cable clamps of various measuring instruments to the bushings of de-energized high-voltage equipment to a height of 4.5 meters from the ground or a tank cover, without the use of ladders or an elevated work platform.

Objects for application:

  • high-voltage circuit breakers of different types;
  • disconnecting, isolating, short-circuiting switches;
  • high-voltage busbars;
  • power transformers, autotransformers, electric reactors.

Device is recommended for use together with all SKB EP groups of instruments as well as with the instruments of other manufacturers. It is available in three sizes:

Full length of the rod (at the customer's choice) 2.2 m 3.7 m 5.1 m
The height of the object for comfortable work with the rod up to
2 m
up to
3 m
up to
4.5 m
Weight of the instrument as the assembled set 3.4 kg 4.0 kg 4.6 kg

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WARNING!

  • Manipulating rod is the auxiliary equipment for various measuring instruments, and its use, same as the instruments, is only allowed on de-energized high-voltage equipment.
  • When using the manipulating rod, it is obligatory to work with the permissible distances to the current conducting parts of the high-voltage equipment according to the regulatory documents and safety regulations.
  • Electrical personnel certified not lower than the III group of electrical safety and having not lower than secondary education in the field of electrical engineering is allowed to work with the manipulating rod.
  • Full instructions on safe operation with the manipulating rod are indicated in the equipment specification.

Manipulating rod does not require certification. Instructions on safe operation with the manipulating rod are indicated in the equipment specification.

Manipulating rod does not require calibration or verification. Maintenance means periodic inspection of the product on a subject of elements damage.

  • The damaged insulating rod (chips, cracks) should be replaced.
  • The rest of the elements can be repaired on site (depending on the damage).

Together with circuit breaker analyzers PKV/U3.1, PKV/U3.0 and PKV/M7 we recommend to purchase Manipulating rod that is aimed for convenient pole cabels connection to the circuit breaker from the ground or a tank cover for getting time, travel, and speed characteristics without the use of ladders or elevated platforms.

For convenient operation, we recommend a set of 6 pcs. of extension cables SKB010.41.08.000 (2 pcs. are included in the standard complete set of the manipulating rod).

The manipulating rod is recommended to be used together with MIKO-1 and MIKO-21 micro-ohmmeters, as well as with MIKO-2.3 multipurpose low/high resistance meter for test cables connection from the ground or from the tank cover to the bushings of high-voltage circuit breakers, and to the structural elements of high-voltage disconnecting switches and earthing devices for contact resistance measurement, without the use of ladders or elevated platforms.

For convenient operation, we recommend a set of 2 or 6 pcs. of extension cables SKB010.41.08.000 (2 pcs. are included to the standard complete set of the manipulating rod).

Manipulating rod extension cable is made according to a four-wire (Kelvin) scheme with the test current capacity of 100 A in the presence of a good contact.

When working with MIKO-2.3 and a manipulating rod, we recommend using cables: K151 (023.03.00.000), (K152 (023.03.00.000-01); K322 (023.06.00.000-01); K232 (023.07.00.000-01); K233 (023.07.00.000-02); K238 (23.07.00.000-06) or K239 (023.25.00.000).

When working with MIKO-21 and a manipulating rod, we recommend using cables: 039.27.00.000; 039.36.00.000 or 039.35.00.000.

When working with MIKO-1 and a manipulating rod, we recommend using K01 cable (018.10.00.000).

If specialists use or plan to use milli-ohmmeters MIKO-7M(A), MIKO-8M(A), or MIKO-9A, manipulating rod shall be an essential accessory for connecting instrument test cables from the tank cover of power transformers up to 220 kV to high-voltage winding elements without the use of ladders or elevated platforms for active electric resistance measuring and for demagnetizing.

For convenient operation, we recommend a set of 4 or 6 pcs. of extension cables SKB010.41.08.000 (2 pcs. are included in the standard complete set of the manipulating rod).

When working with power transformer OLTC diagnostic systems PKR-2 or PKR-2M specialists may use manipulating rod for connecting test cables from the tank cover of power transformer up to 220 kV without the use of ladders or elevated platforms for receiving oscillograms and circular diagrams of contactor operation.

For convenient operation, we recommend a set of 2 or 4 pcs. of extension cables SKB010.41.08.000 (2 pcs. are included to the standard complete set of the manipulating rod).

Manipulating rod uncovered and in operating condition is recommended to be stored and operated within the temperature range from -15°C to + 45°C with the relative humidity up to 95%, in the absence of impurities in the air, causing corrosion.

It is forbidden to use manipulating rod in conditions of high humidity or under the rain.

Using the rod doesn’t cause any difficulties. It is important to follow the safety requirements and work according to the equipment specification supplied together with the manipulating rod.

Transportation of the manipulating rod is highly convenient: it is supplied in a special cover, and with a bag for the rest of the elements.

Specifications Value
Length of manipulating rod, m 2.2
3.7
5.1
Length of the extension cable, m 3.3
Width of the contact area, mm 25
Kelvin clamp jaw, mm up to 70
Minimum thickness of the segment to be clamped by crocodile type clamps, mm 5
Rotation angle of the crocodile type clamps horizontally, degrees ±90
Rotation angle of the crocodile type clamps vertically, degrees 0, 45, 90
Ground cable length, m, not shorter than 3.0
Weight of manipulating rod - 2.2 as assembled set, kg 3.4
Weight of manipulating rod - 3.7 as assembled set, kg 4.0
Weight of manipulating rod - 5.1 as assembled set, kg 4.6
Weight of the extension cable, kg 1.8
Operation temperature range, ºС -15 - +45
User manual language English

Standard complete set

Photo Item, Index Application
Rod handle with a recoil group and a roll<br>(1 pcs)<br><br>Additional sections<br>(1-3 pcs)
  • Rod handle with a recoil group and a roll
    (1 pcs)

    Additional sections
    (1-3 pcs)
  • 010.41.00.000
    010.41.00.000-01
    010.41.00.000-02
  • Rod handle with a recoil group and a roll
    (1 pcs)

    Additional sections
    (1-3 pcs)
  • 010.41.00.000
    010.41.00.000-01
    010.41.00.000-02

Dielectric rod consists of handle and additional sections (amount of sections depends on the rod's height):


  • Manipulating rod - 2.2 (length 2.2 m / weight as an assembled set 3.4 kg / recommended for objects up to 2 m);
  • Manipulating rod - 3.7 (length 3.7 m / weight as an assembled set 4.0 kg / recommended for objects up to 3 m);
  • Manipulating rod - 5.1 (length 5.1 m / weight as an assembled set 4.6 kg / recommended for objects up to 4.5 m);

Extension cable<br>(2 pcs)
  • Extension cable
    (2 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000
  • Extension cable
    (2 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000

For simultaneous connection to 2 bushings of high-voltage equipment. This set is sufficient, if you work with:

  • Micro-ohmmeters MIKO-1 or MIKO-21;
  • Multipurpose low / high resistance meter MIKO-2.3;
  • Milli-ohmmeters MIKO-7M(A) or MIKO-8M(A).

  • Manipulating rod extension cable is made according to a four-wire (Kelvin) scheme with the test current capacity of 100 A in the presence of a good contact and has 3.3 m length.

    The instrument test cable must end with a Kelvin clip with a jaw up to 70 mm to connect to the contact pad of the extension cable.

Ground cable
  • Ground cable
  • 010.41.10.000
  • Ground cable
  • 010.41.10.000

For extension cable grounding when lifting it to connect to the bushings.

Tool bag
  • Tool bag
  • 121.06.00.000
  • Tool bag
  • 121.06.00.000

For accompanying documentation (user manual), grip, extension cable and ground cable.
Weight 1.11 kg.

Additional complect set (on order)

Photo Item, Index Application
Extension cable<br>(2 pcs)
  • Extension cable
    (2 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000
  • Extension cable
    (2 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000

Additional extension cable set for simultaneous connection to 4 bushings of high-voltage equipment. To be used together with:

  • Multipurpose low / high resistance meter MIKO-2.3;
  • Milli-ohmmeters MIKO-7M(A), MIKO-8M(A) and MIKO-9A;
  • Transformer OLTC diagnostic system PKR-2 and PKR-2M.

  • Manipulating rod extension cable is made according to a four-wire (Kelvin) scheme with the test current capacity of 100 A in the presence of a good contact and has 3.3 m length.
    The instrument test cable must end with a Kelvin clip with a jaw up to 70 mm to connect to the contact pad of the extension cable.

Extension cable<br>(4 pcs)
  • Extension cable
    (4 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000
  • Extension cable
    (4 pcs)
  • 010.41.08.000

Additional extension cable set for simultaneous connection to 6 bushings of high-voltage equipment. To be used together with:

  • Micro-ohmmeters MIKO-1 or MIKO-21;
  • Multipurpose low / high resistance meter MIKO-2.3;
  • High-voltage circuit breaker analyzers PKV/M6N, PKV/M7, PKV/U3.1 and PKV/U3.0.

  • Manipulating rod extension cable is made according to a four-wire (Kelvin) scheme with the test current capacity of 100 A in the presence of a good contact and has 3.3 m length. The instrument test cable must end with a Kelvin clip with a jaw up to 70 mm to connect to the contact pad of the extension cable.

  • Open Original

    The Vologda Branch of Interregional Distribution Grid Company of North-West, PJSC

    We thank SKB EP, LLC for effective and mutually beneficial cooperation lasted for more than 10 years. SKB EP, LLC has established itself as a reliable partner and manufacturer of instruments and complete sets during the time of cooperation.

    I would like to inform you that the production department of the Vologda Electric Networks uses such instruments manufactured by SKB EP, LLC as PKV/M7, MIKO-1 and manipulating rod. 

    These instruments are used for diagnostic of the high-voltage circuit breakers both produced in our country (VMT-110, MKP-110, VT-35, S-35) and abroad (LTB-145), and for measuring contact resistance of various switching devices. During the time of use, these instruments have proven themselves from the best side. Use of the PKV/M7 allowed realising non-demountable detection of the circuit breakers internal defects.

    The instrument is very simple and easy to operate, it allows to control the main characteristics of high-voltage circuit breakers. During repair, the main malfunction that were detected by the instrument was time difference between the contacts closing. When analyzing the speed characteristics, speed dips were detected, that indicated the presence of jamming, mashing in the mechanism and necessity of repairing.

    Before this instrument was gotten, all the characteristics of the circuit breakers had to be checked with mandatory disassembly, that increased the repair time. Use of the PKV/M7 instrument with a manipulating rod can significantly reduce time for checking of the characteristics of both column and tank circuit breakers of 110 kV, and also eliminates the need for scaffolding or the use of lifting mechanism to conduct these works.

      Y.P. Tsiberny
    Chief Engineer

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