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Cable Engines – Cable Production Ancillaries

The customer

jdrJDR Cable Systems is a leading supplier of custom engineered cable and umbilical systems for a wide range of subsea applications.


The need

windIn planning a major investment project, JDR identified a need for a versatile cable drive system to be used in a variety of cable and umbilical manufacture, re-spool and load-out applications.

The solution

Having understood JDR’s requirements, Meltech designed a moveable, portable cable engine which could be used for tensioning and pulling of a wide range of cables and umbilicals.

Cable engine-1The system is modular, thereby allowing the ganging together of several engines to provide an increased level of tension/pull.

The electrical engineers at Meltech developed a leading edge control system that is fully integrated into the factory-wide control network allowing a single operator to control and monitor the entire process.

The result

JDR makes use of Meltech cable engines throughout their manufacturing facility and multiple machines have been installed.