Inuktun Sighting #50: Willing and Cable

Inuktun Sighting #50: Willing and Cable

Do sightings here at Inuktun HQ count? We think this one might, on the basis of ingenuity. Check out how a Minitrac™ was used to assist our production team in spooling a long tether back onto its drum. Although it’s not typically how this transporter is used, the Minitracs™ just added another job to its extensive resume. Note how neatly the tether was stacked!

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Far and Tether

Far and Tether

Umbilical. Tether. Cable. Control wire. Call it what you will, the electrical connection to your remotely operated vehicle is, quite literally, its lifeline. And it should be treated as such. Inuktun tethers typically provide not only the power and control signals for the vehicle, but also a strength member that allows for retrieval in emergency situations. Proper handling and storage can prevent damage resulting in costly re-termination or replacement and unnecessary down time. Here we offer a few tips for maximum tether life and reliability.

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