Linear Cable Engines (LCE's)


Since producing the first “LCE” in 1970, Parkburn has been at the forefront of market technology, continually developing cable laying and retrieval technologies through to today’s state of the art AC electric, digitally controlled systems. Parkburn has earned its quality reputation through technical excellence, performance and the reliability of the equipment produced for the world’s leading subsea cable installers.

Using proven mechanical design philosophies in conjunction with state-of-the-art electronic drives and controls, Parkburn supplies rugged, reliable equipment for fast mobilisation and safe & simple operation. Equipment can be provided as individual stand-alone machines, or as part of fully-synchronised and automated turnkey back-deck handling systems.

Parkburn Linear Cable Engine Features & Benefits:

  • Full AC vector-controlled wheel synchronisation
  • Cable safe, smooth & accurate digital speed and tension control
  • Auto lay capability
  • Integral support hydraulics and load cell dynamometry
  • Local, remote and/or radio control options
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Power regeneration capability
  • Self-contained plug and play systems
  • Bio-degradable hydraulic oil option
  • Standard ISO Containerised options
  • Static/dynamic FAT options prior to delivery
  • Fast and efficient installation and commissioning

In support of its Linear Cable Engine range, Parkburn also supplies:

  • Emergency “Stonker” brake units
  • Deck / CCR / bridge display units
  • Portable speed & distance units
  • Local and remote control packages
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