Tsubaki Kabelschlepp has launched its new TKHD85 and TKHD85-R heavy-duty cable carriers, designed especially for extended travel lengths.
The smaller, yet stronger machine boast an inner height of 58 millimetres and is said to be the ideal choice whenever not much space is required for cables and hoses. In turn, customers benefit from a lower weight, a clear advantage when travelling extended lengths.
According to Tsubaki, whether in ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, systems for bulk goods handling or other applications – the heavy-duty cable carriers come into their own over long distances.
“Following requests from customers, Tsubaki Kabelschleppis now launching a smaller size, which of course still offers all the benefits of the TKHD series,” the manufacturer said in a statement.
“With a robust design and dirt-resistant outer contour, this power pack moves reliably on rough terrain. At the same time, it is particularly quiet thanks to the integrated noise damping. The pitch of 85 millimetres and the polygon-optimised outer contour also support the quiet running of the cable carrier.”
As they are installed with stainless steel ball bearings, the integrated rollers of the TKHD85-R are subject to virtually no wear and are maintenance-free.
Compared to a gliding cable carrier, the cable carrier system requires up to 90 per cent less force and therefore saves drive power and energy. Even at high travel speeds and accelerations, the cable routing runs smoothly and with low vibrations, reducing wear on the cable carrier and the cables and hoses to a minimum.
Lastly, the new machines are also able to run in existing guide channels. This reduces conversion effort to a minimum, saving time and money for the customer.
Last year, Tsubaki also developed a lightweight, low-noise, and low-dust cable carrier system.
In a statement, the company said ‘Quantum’ has been designed without joints to ensure that no abrasion or wear is caused during operation by the connecting elements.
The solution’s curved sections avoid vibrations that could cause wear in the upper run, Tsubaki said, which makes it one of the quietest cable carrier systems on the market.