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
Tools: 24mm wrench
Because of weight we recommend being two persons to carry the Cage Cabinet to the cage
Position it like shown in the picture, it will rest its weight on the handrail
Now hold it to make sure it doesnt tip while attaching the bolts to the U-brackets
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
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).
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.
Pull the floater to the wanted position, as close to the feeder as possible
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.