New Rim Drive Shaftless Take-Up

Don Moreau, SVP Sales & Marketing for Reel Power Industrial, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, says as
demand for copper wire and other cable products grows, distributors continue to look for ways to
improve efficiencies, reduce costs and maximize facility space.
In response to industry trends, Reel Power Industrial, a leading manufacturer of reel and coiling
solutions, recently added a new rim drive shaftless take-up to its popular RD line. The units are
typically used by wire and cable distribution facilities where large spools of copper wire are
transferred down to smaller reels for contractor use.
Fast Change Out & Loading
The new RD10 Rim Drive Shaftless Take-up’s reels are “rim driven” allowing for quick change out
and loading of large wire and cable spools. The machine uses a geared motor to drive a roller,
which rotates the cable reel as it coils. The output shaft of the geared motor is coupled via chain
and sprocket to the drive roller. A smaller motor/gearbox drives two threaded rods, which in turn
move the ejection roller up and down the frame. This allows the operator to accommodate various
size reels while maintaining consistent winding torque through all speed ranges, which is critical to
ensure proper spooling.

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