The channel is U-shaped profile made of corrosion-resistant steel. It is cast in the quay to form the cable trench where power cables are laid down while unwinding from cable reels. Compared to the concrete channels, which can be subject to erosion with the constant use and therefore resulting friction of the cables movement in and out, the durable smooth surface of the lateral walls and base of the channel (provided by the constitition of laminated steel) is the best protection for the crane cables.
To minimize the amount of cable needed for a given crane travel distance, the cable is usually terminated and electrically connected at the center point of the crane’s required travel. It is at this center point where a "cable anchor" would be placed inside a formed concrete vault. Depending on the cable’s characteristics, GANTREX will custom design and supply the “cable anchor”. They are standard supplied in stainless steel.