Festoon systems provide mobile supports for electrical cables or pneumatic and hydraulic lines and deliver a feed of energy, data, air and fluids to electric mobile bulk materials handling machinery in various sectors, including mining and industry.
As the carriers of these resources, this machinery is fundamental to a wide spectrum of industries, from opencast and underground mines to quarry, stockyard and port operations.
Powermite, in partnership with French multinational, Delachaux, and its Conductix-Wampfler operation, supply Conductix festoon systems to customers and end-users.
The company’s Conductix festoon systems incorporate state-of-the-art technology and promise consistent quality, reliability and efficiency. The company states that its products have above-average operational life, easy installation, uncomplicated operation and cost-effective maintenance.
In addition to these systems, the Conductix-Wampfler agreement also sees the company distribute a range of cable reeling drums and slip-ring housings to the Southern African region.
The light, medium and heavy-duty festoon systems have a modular design, suitable for straight runs, bends and circular configurations. The feeding systems are used in many different types of moving equipment including bulk material conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, travelling hoppers, rail-car dumpers, plating lines, water treatment and car wash systems.
According to the company, the design and correct alignment of the cable can have a significant influence on the performance of energy and data transmission. It states that its custom-made I-Beam and C-Rail cable carriers on the festoon systems effectively handle and protect flat and round power or data cables. The company also supplies festoons that run on diamond track or square rail, which are engineered to prevent dirt build-up and reduce dust accumulation.
With a load capacity of up to 125 kg and maximum system length of 150 m, the I-Beam cable carrier is suited for heavy-duty applications including bulk container handling by cranes typically found at ports. The C-Rail cable carrier is available in zinc-coated and stainless steel. It is an energy supply system for light to medium-duty applications and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. An imported version for explosion-proof areas is also available.
The company’s festooning systems are ISO 9001:2008 certified and are used in a wider range of industries such as mines, steel mills, ports, power plants, airports, warehouses and automotive facilities.
In addition, the company supports a range of cable and festoon hardware and accessories including cable guiding and anchoring devices, damping devices, junction boxes, cable connectors, organisers and clamps, connection boxes, towing clamps, reels, cable, rope and webbing plugs and end clamps.