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What Is An Industrial Cable Reel?

January 19, 2023

Cables form an integral part of many applications, especially if they supply the power that makes the work you and your team complete possible. 

Understandably, damaged or tangled cables pose financial, not to mention health and safety risks to your business. Industrial cable reels help to keep your cables protected and in good working order, making them a necessity for any industrial process which requires cabling during construction, installation or maintenance works.

As leading suppliers of cable hose and reeling drums in the UK here at Metreel, here is an overview of what industrial cable reels are, along with the many benefits they provide. 

Cable Reels: An Overview

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Cable reels are cylindrical shaped spools capable of carrying different types of industrial wires. Cable reels give the ability for cables to be safely and neatly wrapped around the spool shape while allowing for the cable to be deployed and retracted again as needed. 

For anyone who is familiar with a domestic extension reel, industrial reels follow a similar concept. However, the spool tends to stand vertically off the ground to give a clearance underneath, rather than laying flat on the ground as with a household version. The larger sizes of an industrial cable reel also mean all manner of industries can use them.

Industrial cable reels can be custom made with your specific industry requirements in mind, not just in terms of spool design or maximum cable length, but also the ability to have a portable or collapsible cable reel. In addition, here at Metreel we can also powder coat your cable reel so that it offers maximum longevity, whilst also matching your brand colours. 

Types Of Cable Reels

  • Custom solutions
  • Earth bonded reels
  • Motor driven
  • SC spring operated
  • SD spring operated

Industries including construction, chemical plants, manufacturing and wastewater all use industrial chemical reels. The exact type which will suit your industry and application type can be determined by us to ensure maximum user safety and satisfaction. 

If you are an existing user of cable reels, updating your equipment provides the perfect opportunity to remedy any pain points with your existing setup. So be sure to consider everything you want to achieve with any potential cable reeling purchases.

Cable Hose & Reeling Drums – Metreel Material Handling

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In search of industrial cable reels for your business? Metreel is a leading UK supplier of cable hose and reeling drums. We’ve also recently acquired products from Metool Reeling Products, offering you an unrivalled choice of products, in combination with our decades of expertise in all things material handling and accessories. 

Metreel is based in Derbyshire and offers our products and services on a global scale. So, if you are in search of the perfect material handling solutions for your business, or if you have any questions about cable reels in general, you’re in the right place.

You can also download our free brochure to discover more about our product specifications by visiting our product brochure page. If you’re ready to place an order or have any questions, please give us a call on 0115 932 7010 or email us at [email protected].