A Program for Cable Pulling Tension Calculation
and Conduit System Design
A Program for Cable Pulling Tension Calculation and Conduit System Design
The Pull-Planner 2000 for Windows calculates cable pulling tension and sidewall pressure around bends using the pulling equations. Tension estimates are useful in designing conduit systems and planning cable pulls. Such planning can save time and money by minimizing splices, vaults, pulling set-ups, etc., while ensuring installation tensions that won't damage cable.
Pull-Planner 2000 for Windows follows the proven approach of the earlier DOS version and approaches a pull in "segments." Each segment normally consists of a straight section followed by a bend. On-screen "HELP" menus throughout the program explain data entry and terminology. If you are familiar with cable and conduit terminology, very little training is required to run the program.
The Pull-Planner 2000 for Windows comes on three 3.5" disks. It will run on 16 or 32 bit Windows™ systems. Total installation will consume 4 to 7 megabytes of hard drive space.
NEW Features Make Calculations Faster and Easier
- Windows version of the well-known Pull-Planner 2000.
- Drop down menus and command button controls for intuitive operation.
- Accepts pull and cable data saved under DOS version.
- Large, easy to use customized cable data base (up to 50 cables).
- Runs metric or English units.
- Mouse point and click feature speeds calculations.
- Clipboard feature allows transfer of data into word processing document.
- Line document of conduit to check accuracy of data entry.
- Standard Windows interfaces for printing, saving, and coloring screen.
- Large friction coefficient data base.
- Plus Much More!
Additional Features And Performance
- Calculate and recalculate tensions and sidewall pressures automatically during easy changes of friction coefficient, incoming tension, or pull direction.
- Establish a custom cable data file with your common cables by name, weight, and OD. Just click on these standards for quick data entry.
- Print pull details and calculation results to Windows printer, or copy and paste data through the clipboard to other Windows programs.
- Determine "maximum" allowable pulling tension and/or sidewall pressure and "flag" screen or printer output when maximum tension is surpassed.
- Determine conduit fill, cable configuration, and jam ratio for any combination of wires and cables in a pull.
- Add, subtract, change, or insert conduit segments in a pull for analysis. Change segment data by directly clicking on the data cell.
- Save all details of a pull (cables and conduit design) to disk for future recall.
- Change cable data without re-entering conduit system details. Allows quick recalculations in the same duct bank.
- Calculate the quantity of Polywater® Lubricant needed for the pull.
- Use built-in friction coefficient database that includes a broad range of common cable jackets, conduits, and pulling lubricants.
- Use "dual" friction coefficients if desired, one at high and one at low sidewall bearing pressure, plus establish a sidewall pressure for the transition.
- Back-calculate an effective friction coefficient from field measured tensions--useful for additional calculations in similar environments.
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