Elasco Product’s Cable Guards & Dropovers are used in various industries and for a multitude of projects. Whatever your project, we have a common goal in protecting one’s cables/hoses/tubes and ensuring the safe travel of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. No matter the project our products always deliver on their goal.
In order to safely install and maintain our products, please adhere to our instructions below.
When purchasing your Elasco cable guard, make sure your projects requirements are met with your product choice. This includes your load bearing capacity, channels needed, and size of channel.
When positioning your cable guards, aim to have traffic approaching the product from the hinge side first. Avoid irregular surfaces where possible, as water and other fluids can collect and create a slipping hazard. When placing the connecting pieces together always have the female side on top of the male side of the product (see picture to left). Push down on the pieces at the connecting points using your hands or feet. This applies to linear pieces, turns, and end pieces.
Turns give the layout of your pieces more flexibility in set up and accessibility. End pieces assist in reducing tripping hazards presented by bare connector ends. Make sure the cable guards are easily viewable and additional signs or warnings are encouraged to reduce tripping hazards.
Once the pieces are all connected, try one’s best to have the pieces connected on as flat of a surface as possible. If you would like to anchor the cable guards to the ground, we recommend drilling holes at the corners of the base of the product before spiking the cable guards to the ground. If you are interested in us assisting with drilling holes for anchors, please request this with your order.
Now you are ready to flip open the lid and insert your cables into the cable guards. Start by placing cables in the channel that is closest to the leading edge. Be sure to always load the most sensitive cables and hoses closest to the hinge-side of the protector. Use the different channels effectively and efficiently to help identify your cables. Do not overstuff the cables as they may cause damage and can cause a tripping hazard. Once laid out, close the lid and secure buttons into the base or push lip of lid under the base piece.
Lids are unlikely to tear but if the products are not properly protected and are damaged, replace the lid or product piece immediately to ensure tripping hazards are minimized to the greatest extent.
When cleaning our products, simply use ordinary soap and water to wipe or spray the product.
We are not responsible for the misuse of any of the products that we sell and cannot guarantee performance because we are unable to control and ensure their proper use.