Since 1974, the ultimate cable pulling system for underground cable installation
- Order number: 103004
Pipe Eel was introduced in 1974 as the world‘s first cable pulling device to be equipped with a high-quality Polykat® fibreglass profile. The combination of stability under shear stress and flexibility was a considerable improvement on traditional cable pulling aids. Work was made so much easier as the Pipe Eel was very light and easy to use and soon became popular with telecom engineers and for power cabling on construction sites. Today, as then the device allows the pulling of light and medium duty cables in one simple run. Attachments such as cable grips or pulling eyes can be connected with both ends of the rod. The duct rodder Pipe Eel - Röhrenaal® is a corrosion proof, completely galvanized steel tube construction. The cage itself has special bearings and the largest type Ø 1000 mm can take up to 500 m Polykat® fibreglass profile. An integral brake ensures that the Polykat® fibreglass profile reels out of the basket as desired. Glued and bolted rod ends with a M12 thread at both ends of the rod make it possible to work in both directions so that guide heads, cable grips or special accessories such as detection devices can be screwed on easily and in variable configurations. Cables and winching wires are pulled into ducts, conduits, cable protection piping or cable swivel connector. In this way cable and wire can be pulled over twice the distance. The advantages of using the Pipe Eel have grown continually with the addition of more innovative accessories and attention to detail. An integral brake prevents the Polykat® fibreglass profile from reeling out of the basket under its own tension. The ergonomic shape makes it and with its compact design, it can easily be transported by car to site. Due to the new service bag all the accessories are attached to the device and therefore always within reaching distance.
The Pipe Eel is also available with a rod end M10(internal) for the locatian of non-conductive pipes. Both versions are delivered without service set and bag.
- 1 guide head with pulling eye Ø 25 mm, aluminium
- 1 shackle with smooth bolt, shape B, Ø 10 mm.
- 1 service-bag including:
- 2 rod ends with external M12 thread
- 1 splice
- 4 dowel pins
- 1 special adhesive 20 g for Polykat®
- Rod-Ø: 9 mm
- Min. bending radius: 240 mm
- Breaking strain of rod: 40 kN
- Weight: 14 kg
- Length: 40 m
- Tested strength of the connection rod/sleeve: 10 kN
KATIMEX® offers a wide range of additonal accessories designed to match the type of special working conditions.