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SZ Stranding Line – High Capacity production solution

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

HVC SZ MachineJDR was investing heavily in a new manufacturing site in Hartlepool and required a new, flexible SZ stranding system to be used as part of the production process.

The design brief called for precise control and repeatability of the cable stranding process, whilst at the same time allowing the flexibility to handle a wide range of different cables and tubes.

Quality of the finished product was imperative given the demanding and hostile environments in which the cables are deployed.

The solution

wiretankerBy working closely with JDR, Meltech’s engineering team was able to develop a design for a new stranding system that offered complete flexibility and interchangeability amongst a wide range of cable and umbilical components.

The incorporation of an innovative control system designed by Meltech’s electrical engineers further enhanced the flexible nature of the solution.

The strander allows the assembly of up to 18 individual cables or tubes and is also equipped with a high speed ‘eccentric’ taping head and is capable of handling cable ‘bundles’ of up to 250mm in diameter.

The result

Coupled with our engineering expertise and experience, our ongoing relationship with JDR, their teams, their processes and their industry means that Meltech is always well-placed to deliver the right solution to meet their requirements.