For a large international steel wire and rope factory we were asked to create a Special Product that caused some headaches.
For a tow of a floating windmill, the customer wanted to protect the steel wire rope so that it could not damage the paint of the windmill.
The question is whether we can make a sleeve for a 76mm steel cable that we can protect over a length of about 25 meters.
The 25 meters is halfway along the length of the steel cable so we need to think carefully about how to attach this to the steel cable. It will be actively towed but will see little force, apart from of course the resistance of the water.
Together with the customer, we designed a complete custom sleeve of 25 meters with openings for fittings. Extremely hard wearing and durable resistant to salt water and UV.