Style is often determined based on cable type, cable size range, line speed, floor space, and budget.

TYPE MAX SIZE REEL RANGE (diameter) MAX SPEED RANGE MAX REEL WEIGHT LIFTING METHOD DRIVE TYPE
Bridge-Type  60”-120” 10-1000 FPM
depending on drive
6000-40 000 LBS
depending on machine size
motorized acme screws

AC or DC motor with or without multi-speed gear reducer, depending on speed range

Fixed Arm 48”-108” 10-1000 FPM
depending on drive
4000-15 000 LBS
depending on machine size
hydraulics AC or DC motor with or without multi-speed gear reducer, depending on speed range
Fixed Frame 24”-36” 10-2000 FPM 500-2000 LBS
depending on machine size
air AC or DC
geared motor
Spooler 12”-36” 10-3000 FPM 100-1000 LBS
depending on machine size
air or motorized screw AC or DC
geared motor

DRIVE OPTIONS – All machines can be run in either speed or torque mode, with control via articulated or vertical dancer or accumulator.  Traversing of product for precise layer winding is done by either servo or DC drive technology.

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