Catchblock System

Features and benefits

  • Removes the need to close down essential infrastructure for conductor repairs or in the event of an emergency
  • Cuts down the need for scaffolding; reduces accident risk
  • Lightweight, robust, weatherproof and easy to deploy
  • Twin rope system allows for recovery and redeployment
  • Flexible - CatchBlock isn’t specific to a single tug design
  • High conductor range, including the ability to allow mid-span joints/repair sleeves to pass through safely
  • Blocks can be connected for use on multiple bundle conductor systems

The challenges faced by the OHL industry due to the growing number of infrastructure projects built beneath existing transmission and distribution networks - alongside increasingly stringent OHL regulations - can make maintenance costly, time-consuming and challenging. Lightweight, robust and easy to deploy, CatchBlock helps overcome these issues, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

CatchBlock is an innovative overhead line (OHL) catenary roller system. Designed to deploy a twin-rope system, it allows the recovery and redeployment of broken conductors without the need to take possession of road/rail or client/third party property or infrastructure.

CatchBlock significantly reduces the need for erection and dismantling of scaffolding - cutting down the risk of accidents and harm to site workers.

The reduced need for scaffolding, ease of deployment, and the ability to recover and redeploy, means fewer man hours and faster, more efficient operation ...all of which combine to deliver substantially reduced costs.

In addition to our complete engineering support service, we offer bespoke software for the CatchBlock system to replace spreadsheet calculations. Intuitive and easy to use, this software needs only limited training in order for site staff to complete regulatory checks.

The CatchBlock system has been rigorously trialled and tested. At no point has there been the need to take out possession orders for property or infrastructure, even with a failed conductor.

System Slingco Part No.
CatchBlock OHL catenary rollerZSN7130

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