3-9.3. EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN HEAD & LINKAGE - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (Cont).
Control cables are precision equipment and s ould be handled with care. They should not be bent
sharply, twisted, or forced into position. They should be allowed to adjust themselves to a given installation and
worked into position rather than forced.
The control cable is shipped in a figure 8 shape with sufficient number of layers to take care of its
length. The whole package should be lifted out and laid on a smooth open surface. Cut the restraining ropes
and - holding the top end - walk away from the package until the cable is straightened out. The cable should
unfold smoothly and evenly. However, if a kink or loop develops, stop and uncoil this section.
When the control is out straight, lift one end up about 4 feet and walk along handing the cable through
your hands, keeping it about 4 feet off the deck, until the other end is reached. This removes internal twists
and gives the cable full flexibility.
Never force cable into any position. Let it take its natural shape by shaking it gently before and during
operation. Be sure not to bend flexible parts of cable where it joins the rigid end fitting. Allow an inch or more
to remain straight before starting bend. When installing articulator fittings,DO NOT twist end rod.