XBQ/XBZ Molds

Description

XBQ - XBZ Molds

For cable-to-cable X-style connections at power substations and other commercial and industrial sites, there’s never been a faster or easier way to make a reliable CADWELD® connection. This two-piece CADWELD molds lets you make connections in a trench in about half the time it would take with compression connectors or other exothermic products – and at a fraction of the cost.

Features

  • Ergonomic two-piece molds use standard L160 and L159 handle clamps – the same clamps you use with other CADWELD molds
  • Saves labor costs – X-style connection can be made by one person in about 1 minute – much faster than other methods
  • Costs less than other models, thanks to innovative design techniques and advanced manufacturing technology
  • Simple to use – operates just like an XA-style mold, but there’s no need to cut the cable!
  • Easy cable alignment
  • Also available in “smokeless” CADWELD® EXOLON model
  • Wear plate option now available for XBQ2Q2Q and XBQ2G2G molds!

Applications

The CADWELD XB molds are the quickest, most efficient way to make lapped, horizontal X-style connections on solid or concentric stranded cable for a variety of installations.

More Information

XB Mold Installation Instructions. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1
Position clean, dry cables in mold and close clamp.
Step 2
Insert disk, insert pour weld metal and starter material into crucible, and ignite to form the weld.
Step 3
Remove finished connection. Clean mold.

Ordering Information

Copper – AWG
Cable Size* Mold Part No. Weld Metal
Run Tap
1/0 SOL 1/0 SOL XBQ2B2B #150
1/0 CONC 1/0 CONC XBQ2C2C #150
2/0 SOL 2/0 SOL XBQ2F2F #200
2/0 CONC 2/0 CONC XBQ2G2G #200
3/0 SOL 3/0 SOL XBQ2K2K #250
3/0 CONC 3/0 CONC XBQ2L2L #250
4/0 SOL 4/0 SOL XBQ2P2P #250
4/0 CONC 4/0 CONC XBQ2Q2Q #250
250 SOL 250 SOL XBQ2T2T 2-#150
250 CONC 250 CONC XBQ2V2V 2-#150
300 CONC 300 CONC XBZ3A3A 2-#200
350 CONC 350 CONC XBZ3D3D #500
400 CONC 400 CONC XBZ3H3H 3-#200
500 CONC 500 CONC XBZ3Q3Q 3-#250
Copper – Metric
Conductor Stranding Mold Part No. Weld Metal
25 7/2.14 XBCY1Y1 #65
35 19/1.53 XBCY2Y2 #90
50 19/1.78 XBCY3Y3 #150
70 19/2.14 XBQY4Y4 #200
95 37/1.78 XBQY5Y5 #200
120 37/2.03 XBQY6Y6 2-#150
150 37/2.25 XBZY7Y7 2-#200
185 37/2.52 XBZY8Y8 #500
240 61/2.25 XBZY9Y9 3-#250
300 61/2.52 XBZY0Y0 3-#250
COPPERWELD®
Cable Size* Mold Part No. Weld Metal
Run Tap
7/#7 7/#7 XBQ9C9C #200
7/#5 7/#5 XBQ9E9E #250
19/#9 19/#9 XBQ9F9F 2-#150
19/#8 19/#8 XBZ9G9G 2-#200
19/#7 19/#7 XBZ9H9H #500
19/#6 19/#6 XBZ9J9J 3-#250

*Consult factory for molds to fit other cable sizes or run/tap combinations.

NOTES:

  • XBQ2Q2Q and XBQ2G2G molds are available with wear plates.
  • Special cleaning tool supplied with each mold.
  • All Q molds require L160 Handle Clamp.
  • All Z price molds require L159 Handle Clamp.

Downloads

CADWELD Exothermic Welding Manual

ERITECH CADWELD XB Molds – For Horizontal Lapped X Connections Datasheet