Mine Shaft Cable Clamps
Project Name Woodsmith Mine
Project Location North Yorkshire
Scope of supply Bespoke Brackets
Ellis Project# 1446 & 1576
Requirement A customer required a cleat solution to fit existing brackets in a vertical access tunnel to a mine shaft. A range of cables were required to be held; the brackets were already installed in the shaft so the solution was required to interface with them.
Solution Ellis received samples of cables and brackets and experimented with a number of retention solutions in their in-house test facility. Upon completion of the development work, new designs were created and manufacturing drawings produced. The material selection and size were backed up with hand and FEA calculations. One of the solutions was based around an existing design and the other required a completely new solution. Drawings were supplied to the customer including the supply of the part number to be filed in the project documentation pack.