Payout Tension Control System for Reel Mounted Cable.
Patent Application, Filed 29 May 90,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates generally to the withdrawal or payout of flexible cable under tensile loading from a storage reel, and more particularly to control over such payout. Payout of cable from a storage reel in mine mooring systems associated with marine vessels, for example, is often plagued by cable damage problems caused by excessive tensile loading. In such installations, the mooring cable is tightly and precisely wound on the storage reel in order to avoid cable deformation and cutting through successive layers of cable turns on the reel under tensile loading when payout is stopped. Payout is controlled by an electrically activated brake connected through a brake shaft to a payout arm that is rotated to peel the cable off a stationary reel.
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