Caley Ocean Systems, part of the Seanamic Group, has developed a high speed linear cable engine (LCE) for telecoms cable laying.
Operating at speeds up to 10 knots, the fully containerized Caley LCE provides complete control of deployment of telecoms cable and repeaters, the company explained.
The LCE includes a built-in hydraulic power pack and Caley designed touch screen controls. It can be used on either a standalone basis or in series to handle the extra loads when deploying cable in deepwater.
The Caley LCE can handle cable diameters from 16 mm to 50 mm and repeaters up to 450 mm, the company said.
“The Caley LCE is an extremely efficient way of deploying small diameter cable at speed,” says Gregor McPherson, sales director, Caley Ocean Systems. “We’ve fine-tuned the LCE’s control system and choice of pneumatic tyre to maximise the pay-out for both cable and the much larger receivers.”