Meet VelociWrapper, a self-propelled cable wrapping machine constructed for solar installs

By SB Staff May 18, 2022 View Profile

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent for a neat new invention, the VelociWrapper — a cable-wrapping machine constructed to extend the velocity of solar installations.

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The VelociWrapper 312 is a self-propelled cable wrapping machine (no motors wanted) engineered to wrap MV cable in a triplex bundle utilizing twine, for burial in a trench primarily for wind farms and solar farms. It requires no power supply, solely harnessing the energy of pulling the cable by way of the machine to rotate a carriage holding the twine provide, tensioners, and rollers that in flip spiral-wrap the cable with 3 strands of twine, making a constant bundle that stays tight and uniform even after dealing with.

“Due to the demand for our machine, we have already outgrown our first facility and are currently moving our manufacturing operations into a facility five times the size to accommodate the growth,” explains Torrance Bistline, the founder and inventor of the VelociWrapper. “We have more patents and innovations in the works as well which we will be unveiling soon.”

Once the cables are laid within the floor utilizing the system, it contributes to five to eight % extra effectivity within the switch of energy by way of to its vacation spot, which additionally reduces warmth and extends the lifetime of the cable, the corporate says.

VelociWrapper is exhibiting on the Clean Energy 2022 tradeshow (Booth 1432) in San Antonio, Texas this week.

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