Trevose, Pa., March 17, 2011—General Machine Products Co. Inc. (GMP), offers cable feeding sheaves to its line of underground cable placement tools and equipment. Cable feeding sheaves provide easy and unobstructed feeding of utility cable into conduits and innerducts. Simply slide a cable feeding sheave into the end of a conduit and rotate to align with the desired cable direction, allowing cable to be fed-in smoothly from any angle. No matter how many directions the cable path may take, the cable feeding sheaves reduce time, physical strain, and cable slippage to maximize power and ease of placement.
Cable feeding sheaves are available in sizes that will accommodate 2 to 6 inch (5.08 cm to 15.24 cm) Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 ducts. Made from durable steel, GMP cable feeding sheaves’ half-circle, split-tube design allows for easy insertion and removal. Sheave rollers are available in either aluminum alloy or wear-resistant Nylatron, and they feature maintenance-free, self-lubricating bearings that produce a smoother cable feed. Colored in bright yellow, cable feeding sheaves are highly-visible in dark work environments.
Note: GMP cable feeding sheaves are not designed for use with fiber optic cable due to bending radius requirements.