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Ellis makes a splash with Triton launch

15 July 2014

Ellis has launched Triton –the world’s first two-in-one cable guide and clamp, which has been designed specifically to assist in the installation and subsequent restraint of high voltage (HV) cables.

Named after a Greek God, who was proclaimed a messenger of the sea, Triton was aptly designed for an offshore project for Siemens and has now been developed by Ellis into a full range suitable for use with large diameter cables.

“A key factor in our on-going success has been our ability to innovate, but this is the first time we’ve been asked to do so in a live project situation,” says Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis.

“To come through this challenge with Siemens’ problem solved; a major specification secured; and an entirely new product range ready to launch is a clear demonstration of the expertise and technical know-how Ellis is able to bring to any project – something that really does make us stand out from the opposition.”

The challenge set to the Ellis team, which had previously developed a roller-system for installation of HV cables in power tunnels, was to develop a solution that would feed, and then restrain, seven 117mm diameter cables along a specified route within a fabricated structure, which featured a significant number of twists and turns.

Triton achieves this in two stages. Firstly, cables are guided by it into their final location, while trumpeted entry and exit points ensure the cable is not damaged when fed through particularly sharp angled turns. Once the cable is laid correctly, the top half of Triton is removed, a fixing piece installed directly onto the cable and the top half re-secured, thus turning the guide into a fully-functioning HV cable clamp.

“Triton really is an ingenious solution and one that I am sure will go on to be a popular and successful addition to our extensive range,” added Richard.

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