Bespoke Cable Hangers for mine application Date 2018 Project Name Brightling Gypsum Mine Project Location East Sussex, UK Scope of supply T Bracket Hanger Ellis Project 1336 Requirement Ellis was approached by a customer who had a number of challenges around holding power and communications cables in a mine; the application was challenging due to the undulating nature of the wall and ceiling. The corrosive nature of the mine environment was also a challenge, so it was important that the correct material was supplied.
Solution The Ellis team reviewed each area where a cable holding solution was required, they then reviewed existing designs to see if a standard design could be used, if not a bespoke solution was created. 3D CAD models were drawn up, these were checked for strength with a combination of hand calculations and FEA. Once the design team had validated the design, manufacturing drawings were released to the production team to enable Ellis to manufacture these. To ensure long term corrosion resistance the steel parts were hot dip galvanised and then powder coated. Samples of the products were also tested to ensure strength and the correct safety factors were applied at Ellis in their site test laboratory.