The armour rod is also called pre-formed armour rod or rod armour. The armour rod is an accessory used for aluminium conductors, steel reinforced（ACSR, all-aluminium alloy conductors(AAAC), and aluminium clad steel conductors. Ventura Transmetal armour rods play an important role in the armour rods transmission line and distribution line.
The raw materials of the armour rod are aluminium wire, galvanized steel wire, and aluminium clad steel wire. The customer chooses the armour rod material according to the conductor’s raw material.
The armour rod material should be similar to the conductor surface material, avoiding corrosion between different elements. All types of armour rods come with a colour code that helps identify the conductor size easily. The colour code is also regarded as a mark during installation.
Armour rods are of the factory pre-formed type and are made of a material compatible with conductor, ground wire and installed in the suspension clamps. Rods are shaped in such a way that they will grip the conductor and ground wire tightly.
The rods are capable of being installed by hand without special tools. The length of the armour rods can be determined by the customs.
Armour rods are of aluminium alloy for use on the phase conductors, and of aluminium clad steel for use on the overhead ground wires.
Ventura also does the customized armour rod. If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our team.