KabelSchlepp cable carrier system prevents machine failure for equipment manufacturerJune 11, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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KabelSchlepp is more than a valuable sister company of Tsubaki of Canada; it is a veteran of the cable carrier system, with more than half a century of experience under its belt. The company invented the modern cable and hose carrier chain, and it has continued to be a major player in many sectors.
One advantage of working with KabelSchlepp is its wealth of expertise. The company has a long history of assisting manufacturing companies with solutions to technological issues. A perfect example is the time that KabelSchlepp solved problems for one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of oil and gas equipment.
Building a better crossbar
This company was producing coil tube injectors, or CTIs, for the oil and gas industry, and it was using a cable management system with full plastic crossbars. But the heavy-duty work environment and the hydraulic hose pressures were causing enough wear on the crossbars to break them, which caused repeated equipment failures, leading to unnecessary downtime.
In a work environment like CTI manufacturing, which has to remain productive in order to survive, downtime can be fatal to the company and chaotic for clients. The OEM needed a new cable carrier system that minimized costly cable wear. For the right solution, this company turned to the experts at KabelSchlepp.
The KabelSchlepp team recommended its Varitrak MC series, a “hybrid” cable carrier system that uses a plastic side band material with aluminum crossbars, which four screws hold in place. This unique design gives the system high “box/cavity” strength, and the aluminum bars used gives the cables and hoses far smoother surfaces. The result is a minimum of wear on all of the outer jackets of hoses and cables in the system.
After replacing the cable carrier system, the OEM had far better performance from its equipment, which has led to much higher productivity and lower expenses. Varitrak MC carrier systems can do the same for other manufacturers.
About the company
A member of the Tsubaki group, KabelSchlepp has been an innovator in cable and hose carrier chains for more than 55 years.
To learn more, contact Tsubaki.