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CFX Cable Fox - ADCP Towing System for Cableways

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The Cable Fox Model (CFX) is KISTERS latest towing system for deployment of an ADCP or radar device for manual discharge measurement on a cableway.

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  • 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 20 Ah battery internal 30A auto reset fuse
  • Max. lifting capacity 100 kg (220 lbs)
  • Power requirements: uses the above Cable Fox power (12V 20 Ah), separate internal 30A auto reset fuse
  • Rope: synthetic, 4 mm diameter, length up to 15 m (49 ft)
Compliancy CE
Wireless Remote Control
  • Frequency:
    - EU Version 863.05 MHz to 869.95 MHz
    - US Versions 902.97 MHz to 926.653 MHz (Frequency Hopping)
  • 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
  • Indicators: LEDs for comms. and fault indication, Battery voltage (sounder for low battery), Horizontal distance
  • Power Source: 3 x NiMh 2.5Ah AA batteries with built in charger (3 x AA Alkaline batteries in an emergency)
  • CFX/S2/1014-H: for main cables with a diameter 10-14 mm
  • CFX/S2/1014-H-US: for main cables with a diameter 10-14 mm
  • CFX/S2/1014-H-EU: for main cables with a diameter 10-14 mm
  • CFX/S2/1632-H: for cables with diameter 16-32 mm
  • CFX/S2/1632-H-US: for cables with diameter 16-32 mm
  • CFX/S2/1618-H-EU: for cables with diameter 16-18 mm
  • CFX/S2/1632-H-EU: for cable 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
  • Towing trolley with electric motor, remote control, hoist with rope, transport case, charger
  • Not included: batteries, measuring instruments (i.e. ADCP boats, surface velocity radar)

The Cable Fox Model (CFX) is KISTERS latest towing system for manual measurement of stream flow with an ADCP or surface velocity radar device. The electric motorized trolley can be easily installed on new or existing cableways. Via a radio remote control, the user controls the towing trolley with an attached ADCP or velocity radar device  across the cableway.

Thanks to the powerful motorization and the  cable hoist provided, the Cable Fox can position the measuring instrument at  fixed measuring points across the stream cross-section or use the ‘moving boat’ method for ADCP measurements with the variable speed control feature.

Cableways fitted with the Cable Fox do not need a permanently installed motor as the Cable Fox has an onboard DC powered motor.

The large range of the remote control (up to 400 m) allows operation even at very wide stream cross-sections.

  • Variable traversing speed
  • Models for various main cable diameters
  • Hoist attachment to adjust tether line to raise and lower ADCP trimaran/board
  • Encoder for distance measurement across the stream section
  • Low power consumption
  • Frequency band: license-free ISM band
  • Auto retrieval feature brings the carriage back to the user/river bank, if the radio connection breaks. (except for EU models).
  • CE-compliant (all models),
    declaration of incorporation in accordance with the EU Machinery Directive

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