Proper Cable Protection and Preventing Trip Hazards
Elasco Products offers a solution to prevent damage to cables and improve site safety.
Steve Mieska, from Cox Communications, had a difficult challenge, how to move a 150 ton truck across an area covered with expensive and delicate cables without damaging the cables?
The obvious choice would be to cut the power, disconnect the cables and move them. Sounds easy enough, right? Unfortunately, as is often the case in jobsite situations, that just wasn’t possible due to time and cost constraints at the worksite. We all know that slowing down production always increases costs and headaches.
The solution was the Elasco MG5200 Cable Protector, a solid cast polyurethane cable protector designed to withstand vehicle and pedestrian traffic of all types while protecting the cables passing through the internal channels.
Steve later said, “After the 150 ton truck rolled across the ramps, the portion of the cable that was within the channels was unharmed…we were thoroughly impressed as neither the cables or cable protectors were damaged. We feel comfortable that whenever needed in the future, we will use Elasco Products cable guards to protect our coaxial and fiber optic cables.”
From Heavy Duty to Light Duty applications, Elasco manufactures high quality solid cast polyurethane cable guards and cable drop-overs that are both tough and durable. Elasco guards and drop-overs can be used to protect pipes, cables, fiber optics and all types of wires. Whether it be a 4” heavy duty hose or 0.5” wire that needs to be protected, Elasco’s products offer a variety of industries the solution to the protection needs.
Elasco Cable Guards are constructed with a solid cast polyurethane base and lid that are connected by a reinforced fiberglass rod that won’t rust or corrode so it will easily endure natural and man-made elements and it’s also compliantwith safety requirements. The cable guards are not biodegradable, non-hazardous and are compliant with OSHA and NEC.
When compared to other materials such as rubber, plastic and metal, Elasco Cable Guards offer stronger abrasion and corrosion resistance, higher load bearing capacity and are less likely to tear or crack. The bottom line is this, when you buy a better product it generally lasts longer and works more effectively thereby saving you more money in the long run – not to mention reducing headaches and costs today.
Other benefits are easy transportation and simple installation, Elasco products are configured to meet a variety of cable protection situations from indoor pedestrian traffic to preventing damage from extremely heavy vehicles. Elasco has been protecting cable and wires for over 25 years which is why they have the confidence to back all their products with a lifetime warranty. Best of all, all their products are made in the USA.
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