Steel & Aluminum Processing

Preventing failures by allowing particulate matter to escape

A large steel mill facility was experiencing failures with its cable carriers due to the design of the standard links. Small, fine particulate matter was collecting inside the link side bands and was not allowed to escape. The particulates slowly eroded at the metal side bands, causing them to fail.

KabelSchlepp’s solution was to provide our open-style flat links with a “self cleaning” feature, in which the area where the bend radius cut-out and pins interact is open, allowing particulates to enter into the link and then escape. This ensured that the particulates did not collect in the links and cause failures.