Cable Reel Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of cable reel manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top cable reel manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find cable reel companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture cable reels to your companies specifications. Then contact the cable reel companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of wire reels, plastic cable reels, welding cable reels, or customized cable reels of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Westerlo, NY 877-467-3357

    Our hose reels are all made in the U.S., with a heavy-duty design and construction, built specifically to fit your needs and never retrofitted to the job. As a leading manufacturer of high-quality hose reels, Hannay Reels offers one piece hub assembly, heavy gauge steel and dual frame support with special finishes upon request. Visit our website for more information.

  • Mississauga, ON 905-564-9962

    For over 30 years, Unique Hosereels has been providing high quality cable reels! Our custom manufactured cable reels are used in a variety of industries all over the world! We are dedicated to providing only the highest quality hose reels! Our team of dedicated professionals works hard to provide customers with custom hose reels to their exact specifications! Call us today to learn more!

  • Omaha, NE 800-521-4888

    We know that quality, reliable hose reels are important no matter the application. Our friendly and qualified staff is working around the clock in order to ensure that we provide only the most innovative reels for your convenience. We make it our business to bring products to our clientele that will continue to run 24/7/365. Our rugged products are guaranteed to last year after year. Visit our website for more information or email us today!

  • Fort Wayne, IN 888-489-8828

    Hosetract Industries is a hose reel provider, offering spring hose reels and air hose reels. We provide hose reels designed for industrial and automotive applications as well as many others. Contact us today for your spring hose reel and air hose reel needs — visit our website or call us for details!

  • Carson City, NV 800-866-3876

    You can always depend on Duro Manufacturing! We are a quality manufacturing and industry leader for outstanding hose reels and similar varieties. We also provide you with fast expedient service, quality performance, high value, timely delivery and a friendly professional staff. Duro reels are the best solution to your motion application needs, regardless of your industry.

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Cable Reels

Cable reels are functional objects designed to wind and unwind, hold and store different kinds of electrical cables. Electrical cables, conductors that transmit either electrical signals, optical signals or electric power, are made up of a core, twisted wire strands that protect the core and insulating material that covers both the core and strands. Cylindrical, drum-shaped and spool-like, cable reels are usually made from plywood, wood, plastic or steel, depending on their application. Cable reel applications reside mostly in the industrial and manufacturing industries, where they keep cables both up off the ground and away from other hazards, like environmental wear and tear. During transport, they protect cable from tangling, breakage and cutting. Also, they can be found on roadways across the United States, storing cables that will eventually connect the country. They are integral to the function of systems and equipment such as: aerial work platforms, conveyor systems, forestry equipment, forklifts, garage doors, hoists, light towers, material handling systems, a variety of overhead crane designs, robotic welding cells and theatrical and stage sets.

In addition to their primary functions, cable reels often find themselves living new, repurposed lives after their retirement. One of the biggest current trends in home and restaurant furniture is the repurposing of industrial equipment like cable reels, especially wooden cable reels. In a house or at a cafe, they can serve as chairs, end tables, bookshelves and anything else a person can imagine.

There are many different kinds of cable reels. They are primarily grouped according to the size of cables that they can hold, though the name of an individual reel does not necessarily reflect this. Plywood reels, for example, which are made either from poplar ply or bitch, are considered appropriate only for lighter loads. These inexpensive cable reels are very common for the storing of cables as they wait for transportation or utilization. Heavy duty steel reels, on the other hand, can be used with heavier and larger loads, because they are designed to have extra strength. Also, unlike plywood reels, which may be thrown away or recycled after only one or a few uses, heavy duty steel reels can be used over and over again. Cable reels can be further divided by whether they have automatic/mechanical or manual retraction features. Automatic, or automated retraction reels retract cable automatically, with the help of a hydraulic, electric or pneumatic motor. Manual retraction cable reels enact retraction only by the engagement of a hand-turned crank. Some cable reels are powered by a third type of retraction, the spring-based retraction method. In this case, the cable is retracted via the force of an internal spring.

Cable reels are also categorized by which one of the five different basic reel configurations they follow. They may possibly be: collapsible, live connection, reel and cable assembly, portable or storage reel cable reels. Collapsible cable reels, just as their name suggests, can fold flat, a feature that makes them easy to store. Next, live connection cable reels are named such because they allow cables to transmit power while they are still attached to the reel. While convenient, they are generally expensive and may likely be quite heavy. Reel and cable assembly cable reels are made up of a variety of parts and optional accessories, including a reel, a wire and other items. Meanwhile, portable cable reels are designed for easy movement; they can be transported by hand using an attached handle. Finally, storage reel cable reels are made for storage and storage alone. In fact, storage reels cannot be used unless the cable is unwound.

As mentioned before, the main materials by which cable reels are fabricated include steel, plastic, plywood and wood. Steel and steel alloys are known for strength, durability and corrosion resistance. Consequently, steel or stainless steel are usually chosen to fabricate cable reels that will be put to work with heavy duty industrial applications. However, they are quite versatile and may also be used with light applications. Plastic cable reels are not usually used with heavy duty applications, however, having emerged as an environmentally friendly alternative to other materials, they are quite popular for use with lighter loads. Plastic cable reels become doubly green when they are made from recycled plastics, rather than newly formed plastics. Plywood cable reels are an inexpensive alternative to wooden cable reels and their lifespans are very short. However, they are strong and lightweight, and used extensively by commercial electricians and builders. Wooden cable reels, which are also recyclable, are available in three major makes: export, steel-tyred and one-way drums. Export reels are designed for trips abroad; steel-tyred reels are made for multiple uses and one-way drums are designed for a single trip.

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