Cable Pulling & Cable Laying
Cable Pulling Materials & Equipment
Drum Handling Equipment for Cable Drums | LV MV HV up to 400kV
Thorne & Derrick International distribute the most extensive range of Cable Pulling & Cable Laying Equipment to enable the installation of low, medium and high voltage power cables into underground trench or duct – products also supplied for fibre optic blowing, subsea trenching, offshore umbilical installations and pulling armoured cables onto cable tray.
The use of the correct cable pulling equipment ensures accurate and faultless installation of LV-HV cables for reduced future operations and maintenance requirements and costs.
Factors to consider prior to pulling cables include:
- Temperature range of cable
- Bending radius of cable
- Maximum tension of cable
- Weight of the cable
Drum Jacks | hydraulic and screw-type cable jacks for LV-EHV drum lifting with spindle bars and locking collars in 3, 6 and 10 tonne lifting capacity – the jacks provide a mobile and stable solution for power cable installations, up to 20 tonne drum lifting towers are available.
Low, Medium & High Voltage Cables
LV MV HV Pulling & Cable Drum Handling Equipment
Thorne & Derrick supply UK and international contractors responsible for Low & High Voltage Power Cabling, Pulling, Jointing & Civil Engineering with cable duct, duct seals, lubricant, cable covers and tape tiles specified for 11kV/33kV installations.
|Cable Rollers||Cable Socks & Cable Grips|
|Cable Drum Jacks||Cable Drum Trailers|
|Cable Winches||Conduit Rods|
|Cable Lubricants||Cable Blowing Equipment|
|Cable Protection – Tapetile 11kV | Stokbord 33kV||Cable Duct – Power, Fibre, Telecoms|
|Joints, Terminations & Connectors MV HV||Cable Duct Seals|
|Cables MV HV 11kV 33kV||Cable Jointing Tools|
A range of trailer mounted cable winches for the installation of LV EHV Power Cables where high pulling tensions are required – all winches are designed with the operator in mind. Simple in operation and robustly engineered, these units are fitted with heavy duty diesel engines powering hydraulic transmission for smooth controlled pulling, and are fitted with a console mounted line tension indicator so the operator has a visual display of the pulling force applied. All cable winches can be quickly pre-set so they do not exceed the required pulling tension.
Designed to keep up with the fast moving telecommunications industry these winches were developed to meet the requirements for both the installation of delicate Fibre Cables where low pulling tensions are necessary and also for the more heavier Copper Cables. Other installation applications are coaxial cable, sub duct and even in certain conditions HV power cables.
Extra High Voltage Cables
Cable pulling equipment to support difficult 400kV Transmission & Distribution cable installations into underground cable tunnels with cable drum trailers (up to 50,000kgs), mechanised cable pulling machines, cable drum lifting jacks and pulling socks for EHV cable projects.
T&D stock as standard LV, 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and 132kV cable pulling products for immediate delivery to UK contractors or overseas destinations.
Further Reading | Cable Drum Handling & Laying Cables | A Guide from Nexans
Thorne & Derrick distribute the Slingco range of cable socks to suit all types of cable and conductor pulling through cable ducts, conduits and trenches – cable socks are available with diameters up to 20 inches (500mm) and break loads exceeding 120,000lbs. Cable socks must not be used to their approximate breaking strain limit and a sensible safety factor should always be used.
Trench Cable Laying & Overhead Line Stringing
Cable installation products are used in such diverse applications as overhead line stringing, trench cable laying, fibre optic cable pulling, and conduit riser supports.
All our standard cable socks are precisely hand woven from high tensile galvanised or stainless steel wire or aramid. In addition, we have the facility to offer a custom cable sock design service for specific applications, where socks with diameters in excess of 400mm and breaks exceeding 50,000kg can be designed.
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Cable Pulling ♦ Cable Laying ♦ Low Medium High Voltage Power Cables ♦ LV MV HV 11kV 33kV ♦ Offshore & Subsea ♦ 66kV 132kV EHV