Cable Pulling Concept Development (2012-436)
- Concurrent Technologies Corporation
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
- Newport News Shipbuilding
NSRP ASE Investment: $100K
In ship construction, the installation of electrical cable, or cable pulling, is an expensive, labor intensive and injury-prone operation. Pulling cable is a very physical task that has resulted in hundreds of injuries that cost millions of dollars. The goal of this project was to integrate existing best practices and equipment with new technology that will reduce ergonomic/safety risks, labor hours and overall ship costs.
This project has developed a number of simple and durable tooling concepts that will be effective in reducing the costs and injury rates for cable installation on board Navy ships. The final report presents these concepts, along with an outline of the efforts taken to develop them, and recommendations going forward.
Final Report – Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited