Latest development has rollers integrated
For the heavy-duty cable carriers in the TKHD series, KABELSCHLEPP Metool’s solution offers particularly long travel paths, such as in crane or bulk goods systems. “For the model TKHD90-R, KABELSCHLEPP Metool builds on the proven design of the cable carrier type,” states the company.
“The rollers with stainless steel bearings ensure lower wear and are maintenance-free.” For retrofits, the cable carrier can run in existing guide channels, reducing conversion costs to a minimum, saving time and money, it adds.
The TKHD cable carriers have been developed for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, bulk materials handling and applications with extended travel lengths. In addition to the version with rollers, the TKHD90 is also available with glide shoes and as an RSC (roller supported chains) system with external rollers.
“Roller supported chains prevent unwanted expansion on the extended travel lengths. The cable carrier system requires up to 90 % less force, compared to a gliding cable carrier, therefore saving drive power and energy.”