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Thomson Engineering Design manufacture a variety of cable storage, handling and laying equipment for use in both the rail and construction sectors.
cable handling yoke

Integrated Drum Handler / Cable Layer

Our integrated drum handler / cable layer minimises handling time and maximises output. Lift and lay cables without the need to fit cable drums into a separate cable layer.

Dual Cable Drum Handler

Dual Integrated Drum Handler / Cable Layer

Lift and lay cables without the need to fit cable drums into a separate cable layer. Free running and braked versions available.

SM15-01 Steel Section Manipulator

Specifically developed for handling and installing OLE masts this powerful manipulator will handle, erect and precisely position any steel section post or mast from 200mm to 650mm.

Stovepipe Lifter

Stovepipe Lifter

Specifically developed for handling and installing vertical supports for OLE (stovepipes) in tunnels and under gantries..

cable drum stand

Cable Drum Stand / Cable Layer

Designed primarily to mount on a rail trailer this unique cable drum holder / layer incorporates a unique low rolling resistance mounting for the drum shaft which is of great benefit for the laying of delicate cables such as fibre optics. Braked and powered versions are available.

cable trailer

Cable Trailer

An ideal solution for laying cable in restricted spaces such as tunnels.

cable thimble

Cable Thimbles

With soft Urethane rollers these cable thimbles are used to help guide cable from the drum into place.

trough cable installer

Trough Cable Installer

A semi-automatic machine which lifts troughing lids, installs cable and replaces the lids in one continuous operation.

custom made stillages

Custom Transport Stillages

Thomson Engineering Design Ltd produces a range of stillages for trucks, wagons and rail trailers for storing and transporting electrification steelwork and components. We also custom build special purpose stillages and container bases.