3M Scotchcast Flexible Cable Joints Within The Port Authority & Container Handling Industry

By Chris Dodds on 21st April, 2015

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3M Scotchcast Flexible Cable Joints Within The Port Authority & Container Handling Industry

Conductix-Wampfler Flexible Cable Reels For The Port Authority And Container Handling Industry

The port authority and container handling industry is a key component in the backbone of the Britisheconomy. Directly employing 117,200 workers, contributing £7.9 Billion to the UK economy and providing £2 Billion in taxes as reported by Oxford Economics.

Pictured: Conductix Flexible Cables For Use Within The Port Authority And Container Handling Industry

It is therefore essential that the industry runs in an efficient and seamless manner. The uninterrupted supply of power as well as and the redevelopment and expansion of ports around the UK m

eans there are many Kilometers of LV cable being used within the shipping industry.

Pictured: 3M Scotchcast Flexible Cable Joints Within The Port Authority & Container Handling Industry

3M Scotchcast Flexible Cable Joints Within The Port Authority & Container Handling Industry

Conductix-Wampfler Flexible Cables - Maintaining Their Flexibility With 3M M20, M30 And M40 Cable Joints 

 

Conductix-Wampfler are manufacturers of flexible LV cables used within the port authority and container handling industry. Cables are typically stored on large cable reels meaning they must be intrinsically flexible. This allows Conductix Flexible Cable On Reel With In Port Authority And Container Handling Industry the cable to be reeled around a drum and re-coiled when required. 

Pictured Right: Conductix Flexible 

Cable On Reel With In Port Authority And Container Handling Industry

The cables have a multitude of special features, all of which enable the cables to be used effectively and efficiently within the industry. These features include: 

  • An outer sheath with extreme resistance to aggressive environments
  • Very high resilience due to a very short lay stranding 
  • High axial rigidity thanks to interlinked inner and outer sheaths
  • Great resistance to corkscrew due to reverse twist stranding 
  • Stable construction and geometry based on extruded fillers

Pictured: Conductix Wampfler Flexible Cable Reels Features

Conductix Wampfler Flexible Cable Reels Features

Conductix Flexible Cables For Use Within The Port And Shipping Ibndustry

 

When multiple lengths of cable are being jointed together, it is imperative that their flexibility and bend radius is not compromised by the cable joints being used. The 3M Scotchcast M20 cable joint is a flexible, cold pour resin system designed for the permanent jointing and repair of flexible single and multi-core LV power cables.

Once installed, the 3M M20 flexible cablejoint provides a waterproof seal that will not be compromised during cable installation. The flexiblity of the 3M Scotchcast M20, M30 and M40 range is such that they will remain intact and continue to perform during frequent coiling of the cables and direct burial or submerging of the joint. 

Other benefits of the 3M Flexible Cable Jointing And Repair System include:

  • Simple installation
  • Non-vulcanising meaning no cost equipment is needed to install
  • Drastic reduction in repair times compared to vulcanising
  • Safer system due to the fact no heat is required to install the joint
  • High performance (can be reeled without the risk of sagging)
  • Provides a permanent joint/repair 
  • Flame retardant resin

Pictured: 3M Flexible Cable Jointing And Repair System

3M Flexible Cable Jointing And Repair System

Flame, weather and abbrasion resistant, the 3M M20, M30 and M40 flexible cable joints are easy to install and available in a range of 3 sizes as shown below and are suitable for use on cables ranging from 40mm O/D up to 150mm O/D.

The resin to be used with this kit is supplied seperately and only the 3M 2130 Flexible Resin is suitable for use with this range of kits. 

3M Scotchcast Flexible Cable Jointing and Repair System Specifications
Kit No Cable Size - Min (mm) Cable Size - Max (mm) Max Length Of Joint (mm) Mould Length
(mm) 
Quantity Of Resin Needed For Joint (Grammes)
M20 40 63 360 510 1200 (2xC Size Packs)
M30 47 100 520 740 2220 (3 x C & 2 x B Size Packs)
M40 27 150 813 1118 3600 (6 x C Size Packs)

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