ISO 9001:2015 – Constant Improvement

It’s been over two years since we received our ISO 9001:2015 certification. Since that time E-Z-Hook has been through three successful audits.  We are proud of our ongoing improvements that are constantly being implemented across departments.

Constant Improvement | Expect Excellence

We consistently review internal and external feedback to improve our procedures and ensure our customers get not only the best service, but the best quality product.  E-Z-Hook is proud of the effort our team places on adhering and living by the spirit of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

We like to think our products are certifiably well made – why don’t you give them a try and tell us!

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Defense and Security Applications

These handy little devices represent the XB product line created for the defense and security industries. Originally a “modification” to our 82-2 harness board product, these wire piercing devices are fully insulated on the exterior and offer a screw down clamp to ensure a secure and solid connection upon engagement with the wire. Once the XB is hooked on you can rest assured that it isn’t coming off until you decide to physically unclamp the device. The V-grove above the nailbed allows for various sized wire dimensions and ensures they can easily be directed over the wire bed for optimal connection. We understand there is often no room for technician error in the field- and this product was made with that requirement in mind.

The XB parts are available in red, yellow and black with factory installed leads. The most preferred lead is an 18 gauge PVC wire to a shrouded banana plug, but contact us for various connector options. This product is also available as a lead set or kit for specific industry requirements.

Power Company Test Leads

A large multi-state Mid-West power company approached E-Z-Hook to see if we could manufacture custom leads using the copper blade version of our macro-hook test connectors, model XH and XHL. The leads would ultimately be used by plant technicians testing power and required a secure right angle bend on the hooks.

Included in the requirement was the ability to close the power circuit after checking that the hook connection was properly connected. We designed in a “key” concept they requested. It was built into the jumper, allowing the user to close the circuit after the connection was verified as good. Additionally we designed jumpers with a similar fused “key” for further security which was required in some test environments. In the end, E-Z-Hook created four variations of leads, some containing a 3 AMP, 250 Volt fuse.

Making Products the Old Fashioned Way

Since 1956 E-Z-Hook has been making quality test products and accessories. Sure we have changed, grown, and added product lines. As required we have altered our manufacturing process to ensure our product line adheres to regulations such as REACH, ROHS, and the Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Act. We no longer operate out of a personal garage in Kentucky like we did in 1956, but in our own 24,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Arcadia, California. Instead of one person designing and making the products, we have a team of employees, many with over 25 years of experience.

WE HAVE CHANGED. WE HAVE GROWN. WE ARE DIFFERENT………

OR ARE WE REALLY JUST THE SAME?

It caught my attention while I was filing away old marketing materials that our marketing message was the same. How funny. In hearing this you might think, yikes, 60 years and still saying the same thing? Yes, in fact, 60 years and we are still saying the same thing. It’s not because our marketing department has been lazy, or ineffective, or void of fresh ideas. It’s because 60 years ago our marketing focus was on the attributes of our products. Those product attributes haven’t changed, and we are proud of that!

Connectors Built To Last

Easy to UseQuality Construction – DurableSaves TimeSaves MoneyEfficient – Connectors that Stay On

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Thinking Outside the Box

IMG_2342IMG_2338E-Z-Hook has a long history of working with clients who need assistance developing a custom product to fulfill their needs. From the outside the solutions was simple – a box. It was the inside components, which included fuses and switches, that made the little box more complicated.

Working closely with the client E-Z-Hook developed 3 separate prototypes that could work with the clients test jumper applications. The final solution addressed the clients’ needs for a Test Jumper Junction Box. The finished product used both standard and custom components. The design included a toggle switch or momentary switch that allowed fuse capabilities to be switched on or off with the various test applications.
In the end, the solution was “in the box”, a small plastic box. The device allowed the customer to supply their technicians with a simply solution which allowed them to easily amplify their testing capabilities.  A single custom solution provided a complete kit.

 

Panel Mount with Shrouded Banana Plug – Customized in One Day

Recently a customer requested a Panel Mounted Shrouded Banana Socket. We referred them to our on-line catalog and directed them to part number 8207

The same customer required a similarly Panel Mounted but with a Shrouded Banana Plug. We quickly drew up plans for a mounting of the very same type and dimensions as the shrouded socket so that the parts could be interchangeable. Engineering drawings of the proposed product as well as a physical sample of the product were provided to the customer. All of this was done for the customer within the same day!

The new part number we created is 8209. See drawing 8209

Come to E-Z-Hook for your requirements and see what we can do for you.

No is Not an Option

E-Z-Hook just doesn’t like saying no.

Come to us with your special requests. Your unique test and measurement assembly requirements.

We love the challenge of providing you with exactly what you need , building your custom test assembly from the thousands of combinations we can provide.

Give us a call and see what we can do for you, because we just can’t say no to your challenging test equipment requirements.

Check out our What’s New section of our website to see examples of what we love to do…..customized solutions.

 

Updated Look to our Ever Popular Wall Bracket

New sleak color

New sleak color

We love blue. We use the color throughout our E-Z-Hook website, on our product labels that hang in retail stores, and to add a splash of color to our automotive test lead boxes. We loved the color so much that when we designed wall brackets for holding test leads and cables we had it powder coated in a brillant blue. That was back in the 80’s.

It’s now first quarter of 2014 and we are excited about our wall bracket relaunch. Here is a sneak peak at the new wall bracket. It has the same great design, just a new look. Get ready to see this sleak and sophisticated matte black product available later in the year. Loved the retro blue colored wall bracket? Better get your order in soon as this color will soon be obsolete!

Custom Cables

Checkout the latest custom products we made for a division of Hewlett Packard.

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Custom is Trending!

Test & Measurement accessory users like their testing equipment customized to fit their specific applications. Thankfully, E-Z-Hook is more than willing to work with our clients to meet their demands.  Give us a call and let us know what you are looking for in your electronic test accessory so we can work with you to fulfill your request. See how we have helped others meet their needs here.