Assemble cables within a power chain system
The choice of a power chain system (or cable track system) must be made in accordance with the needs of the required cables. It is recommended not to make use of cables with multi-layer construction if possible, eg > 25 cores, but to assign the necessary cores to a higher number of cables. The minimum permissible bending radii of the cables must be strictly adhered to. The life of a power chain system depends on how the cables are assembled within the system… this cable expert offers some advice.
- The life of a power chain system depends on how the cables are assembled and protected.
- Cables in a flexible power chain must be able to move freely.
- Abrasion, rubbing and bruising of cables should be avoided.
Cables in power chain systems
By D Nixon, Lapp Group Southern Africa
Electricity+Control, October 2011 (pgs 16-17)