Linear cable engines

Linear cable engines (1-24 wheel pair)

Linear cable engines (LCEs) provide fast and efficient product handling for cable spooling, transportation and laying operations. IHC’s LCEs are offered as hydraulic or electric machines.

  • Designs from (1-21 wheel pair)
  • Hydraulic or electric drive
  • Automatic guide rollers
  • Modular systems
  • Fast and straightforward equipment mobilisations

Evolutionary design

IHC FHP has been continuously developing the design of its linear cable engines for over twenty years. We now have a range of cable engines to suit any project requirement. The cable engine allows you to lay power and telecoms cable at high speeds and has a ‘soft’ grip that allows the passage of repeaters. These systems are product friendly and offer redundancy over tracked tensioner alternatives.

Rental fleet

IHC has an extensive fleet of LCEs, from 3WP systems to full 24WP lay spreads. They are modular and have been in operation on a global basis for more than 10 years. IHC can provide full back deck solutions, including the sea-fastening base frames, LCEs, control system and overboarding equipment. Our rental LCEs have a proven track record in operations across multiple market sectors. This includes, the international telecoms, as well as oil and gas, and offshore renewables industries, and military and seismic cables.

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