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Thorne & Derrick, a Specialist Distributor for Ellis Patents, have delivered their largest contract to date to supply cable cleats to provide safety and reliability to high voltage power cable circuits.
The order includes a project total of over 10,000 units of their market-leader cable cleat, The Emperor. The cable cleats will be installed to provide the highest levels of short circuit protection to high voltage power cables. Following several client meetings, Thorne & Derrick were awarded the purchase contract despite market-wide challenges including raw material price volatility and supply chain strains.
This current project award is testament to our ability to utilise the in-house expertise of Ellis Patents to design project specific, bespoke solutions for customers on tight delivery schedules and builds upon recent project successes in the renewable, rail, data-centre and utility substation sectors.
“Emperor was preferred to competitors due to the products established track record and its evidenced compliance to the rigorous IEC 61914: 2015 standard. The ability to demonstrate product performance in similar harsh operating environments with past project references was critical. Ellis Patents have an international reputation to commit and meet customer delivery requirements – trust in the customer-supplier relationship was central to securing the business. We are now working with Ellis on several custom engineered cable clamps and support solutions – the commercial and technical support by Ellis Patents to Thorne & Derrick was outstanding and instrumental in securing this prestigious project order for both our companies,” comments Chris Dodds (Sales & Marketing Manager at Thorne & Derrick.
The Emperor is a heavy duty compact stainless steel cable cleat designed, developed, tested and manufactured in accordance with IEC 61914. The cleat is available in an extensive range of sizes with range taking ability to suit cables installed to containment in single or trefoil formation. The frame of the cleat is manufactured from corrosion resistant grade 316L stainless steel, the cable is supported by a liner manufactured form a low smoke zero halogen (LSOH) material. The closure fixings are manufactured from grade A4-70 stainless steel. The Emperor can be fixed to the supporting structure by either two M10 fixings or one M12 fixing. Non standard cleat designs can be supplied upon request.
Ellis Patents are an outstanding manufacturer innovator of products to drive down life cycle costs, including their Twist-Foot design of cable cleats which is typically 3 times faster to install than using conventional fixings.
Jonny Hewitt from Thorne & Derrick with Noman Shabir from Ellis Patents at the Dogger Bank – Meet The Buyer Event.