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Article Date: 21st December 2018

Unitrunk - Extrusion Factory Installation Exudes Durability with Unitrunk Cable Ladder

Cable Ladder - BWC Group - Heavy Duty Cable Ladder

Unitrunk Cable Ladder

Unitrunk’s heavy duty cable ladder has been used to complete a factory fit out, enabling leading UK supplier of aluminium and plastic extrusions, BWC Group, to relocate to new premises in Milton Keynes.

BWC Group’s relocation has been designed to support the company’s growth plans and has seen the manufacturer move into a fully-fitted office and production facility in the city’s Crownhill Industrial Park. The move has involved bringing specialist equipment across from BWC Group’s previous premises, which required a customised electrical fit out, with the containment needed to carry mains and auxiliary supplies to each of the extrusion lines.

Electrical contractor, Deaselec Ltd, was appointed to carry out the fit out and installed a new switch room and distribution board, following provision of a new 1200 amp supply by Western Power, along with a floor-mounted custom-specified panel, which all machinery has been wired back to.

Unitrunk’s 600mm heavy duty cable ladder was installed to take the cabling from the panel and up the side of the office accommodation as risers, from where it has been used to create a main spine of cable management along the ceiling for each of the six extrusion lines. For each spine, cable ladder has been hung from steel rod clipped to the purlins for a robust installation that can hold the weight of the heavy duty cables needed for BWC Group’s current production operation, with redundant capacity built in to serve the company’s future needs.

Unitrunk Cable LadderFrom each of the main 600mm spines of cable ladder suspended from the ceiling, Deaselec used an unequal tee to create risers, using 300mm cable ladder from Unitrunk, suspending these off the floor using channel.

Comments Toby Deas from Deaselec Ltd: “We have worked with Unitrunk cable management systems for several years because the company’s range offers us the quality and variety we need to meet the needs of any installation, even in specialist environments like BWC Group’s new production facility.

“Not only was Unitrunk able to offer us everything required for the installation, including varying sizes of cable ladder, hanging brackets and couplers etc, but, because the company is a UK manufacturer, we were able to trust them with a rapid turnaround on our order and specification support to ensure we met the client’s requirements without any waste or over-specification.”

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