Cable Fox

The Cable Fox Model (CFX) is HyQuest Solutions latest towing system for temporarily measuring water flow or discharge with an ADCP or radar device. The electric motorized vehicle can be  easily installed on existing cable cranes by using their cables. Via a radio remote control, the user controls the vehicle forward and backward across the cable transversely to the flow axis.

Thanks to the powerful motorisation and the optional cable winch, the Cable Fox can also pull large or heavy measuring boats or equipment through the water and position it at the measuring points. Another benefit of the Cable Fox is its ability to adapt to different cable strenghts.

The mobile Cable Fox is mainly used temporarily at several measuring points for manual measurements. Above that it can be used for fixed installation. Cable cranes equipped with the Cable Fox as a carriage do not need a  permanently installed motor, because the Cable Fox brings its own motor.

The large range of the remote control (up to 400 m) allows operation even at very wide valleys and riverbeds.

Applications

The Cable Fox is especially suitable for
towing and positioning of ADCP boats
or velocity radar devices for flow and
discharge measurement.

Features

  • Variable traversing speed
  • Model versions for different cable strengths
  • Hoist attachment to adjust tether line to raise and lower ADCP trimaran/board
  • Encoder for distance measurement across stream section
  • Low power consumption
  • Frequency band: license-free ISM band
  • Auto retrieval feature brings the carraige back to the user/river bank, if the radio connection breaks.

Cable Fox Motor Body

  • Geared motor 320 W
  • Speed drives carriage up to 0.6 m/s (2.00 ft/s)
  • Distance measurement 0.01 m (0.01 ft) resolution
  • Power requirement 12V DC 18Ah battery internal 30A auto reset fuse

Hoist (optional)

  • Lifting capacity 100 kg (220 lbs)
  • Power requirements: uses the above Cable Fox power (12V 18Ah), separate internal 30A auto reset fuse
  • Rope: synthetic, up to 12.2 m (40 ft)

Wireless Remote Control

  • Frequency: license-free 868 MHz band, ISM band for short-range devices
  • Operating range 400 m (1300 ft) line of sight
  • Controls: raise / lower; direction (forward / reverse); speed control;
  • LCD: 16 chars x 2 lines with back-lighting; calculates horizontal distance
  • Indicators: LEDs for comms. and fault indication, sounder for low battery
  • Power Source: 3 x NiMh 2.5Ah AA batteries with built-in charger (3 x AA Alkaline batteries in an emergency)

Versions

  • CFX/1014: for cables with diameter 10-14 mm
  • CFX/1632: for cables with diameter 16-32 mm

Packed Dimensions

  • Cable Fox: 66 x 54 x 27 cm, 35 kg
  • Hoist: 55 x 48 x 27 cm, 15 kg

Scope of delivery

  • Vehicle with electric motor, remote control, transport case, charger
  • Optional: hoist and rope
  • Not included: batteries, measuring instruments, ADCP boats

Specifications are subject to change at any time without notice.