Tsubaki Kabelschlepp has developed the Easy Guide System, a new channel system for guiding cable carriers, that stops loose festoon loops on equipment such as workshop cranes.
The Easy Guide System is designed for trolley power supply and extended crane travel lengths, but also for other applications involving complete cranes and crane sets as well as smaller process cranes.
Peter Sebastian Pütz, Head of Crane Business at Tsubaki Kabelschlepp, explained: “The focus is on a long service life and uninterrupted availability at maximum load.
“For the development of our new channel system, we placed a special focus on the requirements of standard cranes.”
Tsubaki Kabelschlepp claims that the system’s design saves space and is set up to be a “simple and fast” installation with few components.
The guide channel is available galvanized or as a stainless-steel version.
It can not only be installed vertically, but – in contrast to comparable systems – also horizontally and remains flexibly adjustable after installation.
The optional roof serves as a climbing protection, weather protection and mechanical protection.
It also prevents the cable carrier from falling out or knocking.
This means it has optimum guiding in a variety of different positions, including lying on its side.
Tsubaki Kabelschlepp has stated that the system channel requires no complicated steel structure and is suitable for all I-beams and box girders.
Mounting holes for the cable carrier and cable ducts are provided every 850 mm.
Tsubaki Kabelschlepp also offers the same installation bracket for different channel sizes or cable carrier types.
Permanently installed cables can be mounted behind the channel, directly on the bracket, so that no additional cable conduits are necessary, saving time and effort during installation.
The system requires only one installer and can be used combined with aluminium modular crane systems, intralogistics, paint systems, stacker systems, sewage works, as a power rail replacement in explosive atmosphere zones, irrigation systems, high-speed cameras, in gate construction or in lifting gear.
Pütz added: “Whether for extended travel lengths or for longitudinal, crosswise or corner travel – our system channel can meet a variety of different requirements even in rough environments.”