Accles & Shelvoke
specializes in the manufacture and supply
of precision engineered cartridge powered cable spiking
guns. The "ACVOKE" Cable Spiker was developed in 1952 in
cooperation with the Central Electricity Generating
Board. The "ACVOKE" Cable Spiker is a cartridge powered
tool which when fired drives a steel spike through high
voltage electricity cables short circuiting the power
and making the cable dead and therefore safe to work on.
In order to enable the spiking operation to be carried
out in perfect safety, the Accles & Shelvoke Cable
Spiker cable spiking gun has the great advantage that it
can be remotely controlled at the moment of firing by
means of a lanyard (rope) release. The operator can thus
stand at a point of safety and if by chance a "live"
cable is spiked, the damage will be local to the cable.
As the speed of penetration of
the spiking punch is so rapid, it has been found in
practice that even if a " live" cable is spiked, usually
no damage to the cable spiker results. If however, the
fault current happens to be extremely high, it may be
that the actual spiking punch itself may suffer, but yet
be capable of tripping a normally operating breaker.
This punch, is
of course, easily replaceable and a spare can be fitted
in a matter of seconds. An added feature of the ACCLES &
SHELVOKE CABLE SPIKER is that the wide punch shears the
cable partially or totally, depending on the cable size,
hence reducing additional cable cutting effort.
The Accles & Shelvoke Cable Spiker is suitable for
use with all types and voltages of power cable
including single and multiple conductor laminated,
polymeric, elastomeric, unshielded, shielded,
concentric neutral, interlock armoured, steel wire
armoured, leaded covered etc., designs in either
fixed or portable installations.