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Cable Rollers

➡ Cable rollers are used to support and guide LV, MV & HV cables into open trenches without damaging cable sheaths and incurring overbending stresses on power cables, typically at 11kV/33kV.

Heavy duty cable rollers with zinc plated steel frames are used by medium/high voltage cable laying contractors for placement of power cables directly into the bottom of cable trenches – rollers and cable support guides available for ladder rack, gantry and cable tray applications of armoured and unarmoured LV-HV cables.

Cable Rollers

For Open Trench Laying Of LV MV HV Cables

Utilities recommend cable rollers should always be used when pulling cables.

Cable rollers move easily on their free running spindles increasing cable support, labour productivity and site safety for cable pulling teams.

  • Straight Horizontal Cable Runs

Rollers are generally placed into the trench to prevent the LV-HV cable from incurring damage to the sheath from trench debris or aggregate. The spacing of cable rollers depends on the cable type being installed and the pulling tension along the route.

A leading roller should be used to support the cable over the entire drum width immediately before being fed or pulled into the trench. Slide corner rollers are used on bends and “hoop” type straight cable rollers along horizontal cable run sections.

Trench rollers available to handle up to 125mm diameter cables for standard LV, 11kV and 33kV cable pulls into underground trench – narrow trench rollers with 76mm diameter available for LV armoured (XLPE SWA) applications.

Rollers with inverted skid plates can be used to prevent the cable rising into obstructions.

At cable duct entries a bell mouth should be attached at each end with rollers positioned to give central access into the bell mouth.

Cable Rollers

Straight Cable Rollers – HSP125 up to 125mm diameter cables | LV MV HV

High Voltage Cable Pulling Installations

Cable rollers provide correct levels of support and stability to ease the installation of medium/high voltage cables into cable trenches – here 3 x cable drums of 33kV power cables await laying into the trench with both standard rollers and lead-in types positioned to commence and handle the 33kV cable pull.

Cable Rollers

  • Bends & Corners In Cable Routes

Rollers with skid plates of a radius greater than the cable minimum dynamic bending radius should be used on all bends.

Before commencement of cable pulling, initial tension of the cable should be taken up to remove the slack out of the bond wire – cable rollers along the trench route should be visually checked for sharp edges or projections and adjusted to line up with the taut bond and a final check should then be made to ensure that utility or cable services which may be abraded by the cable during installation are suitably protected.

When final cable roller positions are confirmed and all other services are suitably protected the cable pull can be started.

Cable Rollers With Skids

Corner Rollers With Skid Plates – CR2 up to 75mm diameter cables | LV MV HV

Cable Pulling Cable Laying Equipment

Typical Cable Pulling Layout – Open Trench

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Complete range of LV, MV and HV cable pulling products for installation into trench or duct including LV, 11kV/33kV medium voltage (MV), 66kV/132kV high voltage (HV) and EHV transmission and distribution cables up to 400kV.

Cable Pulling Cable Laying Equipment

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