EN Installation on Cage

STEP 3: Planning placement of equipment in/on cage

Step 3.1 Availability in the cage

  • Is it other equipment in the cage that might be in conflict with ours?

    • For example if there already exist a camera-system in the cage, we recommend installing our duo sensors in parallel to avoid conflict. This will/can affect the wanted position of the Cage Cabinet aswell.

    • Other equipment? (feeding pipes, lights, cleaning fish hide, liftup etc.)

Step 3.3 Availability on cage

  • Availability on the vertical posts

    • We have often experienced that vertical post are being used already, by other equipment, by holding nets, birdnets and so on. Make sure that there are availability on each cage.

Step 3.3 Power supply to our Cage Cabinet

  • The power cable is standard 25m. Consider the customer-power-supply-cabinet on each cage; is 25m (in either direction) enough length to position our Cage Cabinet where you want it?

STEP 4: Cage - Cage Cabinet

 Step 4.1

  1. Tools: 24mm wrench

  2. Because of weight we recommend being two persons to carry the Cage Cabinet to the cage

  3. Position it like shown in the picture, it will rest its weight on the handrail

  4. Now hold it to make sure it doesnt tip while attaching the bolts to the U-brackets

  5. Make sure the cabinet is firmly attached


Step 4.2 - General cable management

To avoid breakage of the connectors during operation, we use a knot (Halvstikk / dobbelt halvstikk) to secure the connectors. This knot is simple to add, and it makes sure that if a force is pulling the cable, the knot will take the beating, instead of the connectors.

This knot is used for: Power cable and both sensor cables.


Step 4.3 - Power Cable

  • Use the knot from 4.2 before connecting to cabinet

  • Connect the 230VAC connector to port 5 inside the Cage Cabinet

  • Connect the other end to your Power-Supply-Cabinet

  • Use strips/rope/tape to attach the cable to the underside of the cage-handrail. We recommend to use strips on every vertical post, with some slack on the cable in between

STEP 5: Cage - Duo Sensors


Step 5.1


  • Tie the end of the “Main Rope” to the handrail like shown in Fig A.

  • Make sure the elastic ropes (Orange in Fig A.) are together, as you will hold them while dragging the main rope to the other side (like shown in Fig B).

  • PS! Check conflicting ropes and equipment, and decide to go over- or under based on the end result (Fig D).

Step 5.2


  • Tie a secure knot on both elastic ropes.

  • Pull in the main rope until you have direct contact with the yellow floater.

  • Send the bottom sensor to the bottom.

  • Put the top sensor and floater in the water.

Step 5.3


  • Pull the floater to the wanted position, as close to the feeder as possible

Step 5.4


  • Tie a knot on both sides of the Main rope like shown in Fig D.

  • Use knot from 4.2 before connecting to the cabinet

  • Connect the sensor cables to the cabinet.

  • Call your contact person at Bluegrove to confirm that the sensors are operational.