Cable and Hose Carrier Installation

Special care and consideration should be taken while installing cables and hoses. The correct installation of cables and hoses is one of the most important aspects of the entire system. Proper installation will greatly affect the cable carrier system cycle life, as well as the cycle life of the cables and hoses. The following guidelines should be followed to maximize the life of the cables and cable carrier system.

Recommended cable/hose placement
The cables/hoses must not be twisted and should be free of kinks or other irregularities. When stacking cables/hoses, care should be taken to ensure enough slack has been provided to allow cables/hoses to travel freely on top of one another.

Ideal– Cable/hose down centerline of carrier (achieved by machined cross bars)
Potential Problems: – Cable/hose too close to outer or inner diameter



The stacking or direct side-by-side placement of cables and hoses with large cross-sectional differences is not recommended.

We recommend a minimal 10% clearance for each cable overall diameter and 20% clearance for each hose overall diameter. 60% total cavity fill optimal.

Make certain that the cable/hoses are laid into the carrier “twist-free”.

Cables/hoses supplied in rolls or on roll reels should be unrolled, not pulled sideways or off the top of the coil.



All cables and hoses* should be secured at both the fixed and moving ends. Please do not pinch the cables/hoses excessively while clamping the ends in place.

*Except in applications with high pressure hydraulic hoses, we recommend clamping at moving end of the carrier only.  See our cable clamping page.

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