Oil & Gas

Minimizing cable wear to avoid costly failures in the field

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of coil tube injectors (CTIs) was using a cable management system that had full plastic crossbars, and was having failures in the field: the heavy-duty environment and hydraulic hose pressures were causing the bars to break, resulting in downtime on the CTIs in the field. In this highly productive enviroment, where downtime can't happen, these failures were a major concern to customers.

KabelSchlepp’s Varitrak MC series “hybrid” cable carrier system employs a plastic side band material with aluminum crossbars held in place by four screws. This not only causes our system to have high “box/cavity” strength, but aluminum bars also provide a much smoother surface for the cables and hoses—greatly reducing the wear on the outer jackets of their cables and hoses.