Accles & Shelvoke specializes in the
manufacture and supply of precision engineered cartridge powered cable
spiking guns. The "ACVOKE" Cable Spiker was developed in 1952 in
cooperation with the Central Electricity Generating Board. The "ACVOKE"
Cable Spiker is a cartridge powered tool which when fired drives a steel
spike through high voltage electricity cables short circuiting the power
and making the cable dead and therefore safe to work on.
In order to enable the spiking operation to be carried out in perfect
safety, the Accles & Shelvoke Cable Spiker cable spiking gun has the
great advantage that it can be remotely controlled at the moment of
firing by means of a lanyard (rope) release. The operator can thus stand
at a point of safety and if by chance a "live" cable is spiked, the
damage will be local to the cable.
The Accles & Shelvoke Cable Spiker is suitable for use with all types
and voltages of power cable including single and multiple conductor
laminated, polymeric, elastomeric, unshielded, shielded, concentric
neutral, interlock armoured, steel wire armoured, leaded covered etc.,
designs in either fixed or portable installations