Tools and Equipment
Sherman + Reilly’s Revolution series T-1608 tensioner is “off-ground”
By Renée Francoeur
November 14, 2016 – Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, has released the new Revolution series T-1608 bullwheel tensioner.
The T-1608 delivers a maximum tensioning capacity of 8,000 lb through a pair of 60-in., 5-groove bullwheels, the company claims, and is also designed to be able to provide low-force tensions compatible with lighter weight conductors like fiber optic cable. The T-1608’s automatic tensioning system with sag assist maintains set tension and operates in pull-drive mode for easy rewinding of unused conductor, as well as forward drive for ease of bullwheel reeving.
Working with Sherman + Reilly’s CRS-96/67 and CRS-108/83 reel stands, the T-1608 can control tail-tension from within its Safe-Zone cab through hydraulic quick disconnect couplings located at the front and rear of the unit. The T-1608 is also capable of synchronized tensioning with up to three other Sherman + Reilly tensioners.
Designed to reduce fatigue, and provide an “off-ground” envelop for the operator, Sherman + Reilly says the Safe-Zone cab greatly reduces the risk of touch potential in energized environments.