Airport authorities work hard to continually improve efficiencies in order to keep up with the ever-growing number of air traffic passengers, all the while being mindful of keeping costs down. Cutting the gate turnaround time by improving ramp and passenger handling zones is a proven way to improve efficiencies. Our cable saddle system is a solution for managing airport shore power cables that can help achieve these goals.
Moltec has developed a support system with the aim of extending the service life of airport shore power cables. These cables are typically located on or near the jet way and are often handled roughly by airport personnel during connection and disconnection to the aircraft. The Moltec Cable Saddle provides an ideal way to safely and effectively manage and protect shore power cables. Thus preventing damage and power interruption. As a result, passenger loading bridge downtime is reduced while gate turnaround efficiency is improved leading to a positive effect to the bottom line of the airport.
The new Moltec cable saddle is designed for optimal management of shore power cables on passenger loading bridges. Suspended using festooning systems, the cable saddle allows for quick and safe power/signal transfer to the aircraft. The curved saddle design correctly seats and cradles the cable assembly providing a gradual and controlled bend which effectively eliminates kinking and wire breakage. The fixed-point clamp secures the cover hose against axial movement and eliminates the potential for cable slack. This feature prevents uneven festooning and therefore prevents damage which can lead to failure of critical power connectors that connect to the aircraft. The system is assembled in seconds using bolts and is easily suspended using a simple, yet durable, eyelet.
The cable saddle keeps shore power cables off the ground and neatly organized while reducing mechanical and gravitational stresses. The Moltec cable saddle has been successfully field tested for:
- Greater support and strain relief of cables
- Optimal and uninterrupted operation of passenger loading bridges
- Reduced downtime
- Fewer costly repairs
For samples and more information on how you can easily achieve greater cable stabilization and management contact us today!