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As the main function of cable reels is to wind and unwind the electrical cable, there are many different retraction options available for cable reels. However, the main breakdown between retraction options is manual and mechanical. A manual cable reel has no automatic retraction mechanism but is equipped with a hand-turned crank. Read More…

Cable Reels Cable reels are cylindrical, drum-shaped devices that are designed to store, wind, and hold conductive or lifting electrical cables for electrical or industrial purposes, respectively. Electrical cables are defined as conductors for transmitting either electrical or optical signals or electric power that typically consists of a core that is protected by twisted wire strands and covered with a suitably insulating material.
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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.

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Hannay Reels, Inc. $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  905-564-9962

Unique Hosereels is a global supplier of a variety of hose reels, tank manifold systems and valves. This company can create custom solutions including: electric, hydraulic, manual, air and spring rewind reels from 1" to 4".

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Unique Hosereels $$$

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!

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Hosetract Industries, Ltd. $$$

Waukon, IA  |  800-293-6307

Reel-Core, Inc. distributes and manufactures our patented design 100% recyclable plastic blow-molded hose reels. Our new line of heavy-duty cable reels are offered in 22", 24" and 28" sizes. We can also custom design blow molded hose reels at a lower cost for you. Cable, wire, hose industries use us!

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Reel-Core, Inc. $$$

Rutland, VT  |  802-773-9111

Since 1951 we have manufactured and supplied internationally the most comprehensive product line in the hose reel industry. Our products include specialty sawmill products, cable reels, plywood reels, stainless steel hose reels and more. Our hose reel products are utilized by the wire and cable industries.

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Carris Reels, Inc. $$$
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For mechanical cable reels on the other hand, a motor powers the retraction mechanism through electric, hydraulic or pneumatic means. Also, a cable reel can have a spring-based retraction method, in which an internal spring is used to retract the cable. Cable reels are utilized in many industries for equipment such as conveyor systems, various types of overhead cranes, forklifts, forestry equipment, garage doors, hoists, material handling systems, robotic welding cells, theatrical and stage sets, aerial work platforms and light towers.

The construction of different cable reels can vary in a vast number of ways, according to the specific requirements of the intended application. For example, cable reels are typically made of such materials as wood, steel, stainless steel and plastic. Wooden cable reels come in three main varieties: steel-tyred, export, and one-way drums.

Plywood cable reels, conversely, are a less expensive alternative and are fabricated from either birch or poplar ply. As an environmentally-friendly alternative, plastic cable reels are most commonly manufactured from recycled plastics, rather than newly formed plastics. Cable reels are divided into five different configurations, including portable, live connection, collapsible, storage reel, and reel and cable assembly.

While portable cable reels can be transported by hand with the use of an attached handle, live connection reels are able to transmit power while on the reel. Although live connection cables can be expensive and heavy, they have advantages for applications. Collapsible reels fold flat and are useful for storage. Storage reels are meant purely for storage, and cannot be used unless the cable is unwound. The final type, reel and cable assembly, contains a wire, reel, and other items.

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