How Allied Wire and Cable Ships

Preferred Method 1

Preferred Method 1

Preferred Method 1 consists of a single reel standing on its side. The reel is then banded to a cradle. This method is for heavy reels from 24 inches through 96 inches and is for single reels only.

Preferred Method 2

Preferred Method 2

Preferred Method 2 consists of multiple reels standing on their sides. These reels are then banded to a cradle. This method is for heavy reels from 36 inches down to 18 inches and can hold 2 to 6 reels depending on the reel and cradle used.

 

Alternative Method 1

Alternative Method 1

Alternative Method 1 consists of a reel laying flat, banded to a pallet. This method is acceptable only when a cradle is not readily available. The cable should be tightly covered with stretch wrap to prevent cascading and used for 48 inches or smaller.

Alternative Method 2

Alternative Method 2

Alternative Method 2 consists of two same- or mixed-sized reels. These reels are double stacked and banded to a pallet. This method is acceptable only if a cradle isn’t readily available. The cable should be tightly covered with stretch wrap to prevent cascading and used for 48 inches or smaller.

Alternative Method 3

Alternative Method 3

Alternative Method 3 consists of three same- or mixed-sized reels. These reels are stacked and banded to a pallet. This method should be avoided, if possible, and is acceptable only if a cradle option isn’t readily available. This method may be necessary, however, to prevent multiple skids for international shipping. The cable should be tightly covered with stretch wrap to prevent cascading and used for 48 inches or smaller.


Cascaded Cable

Cascaded Cable

Cable that is shipped flat on a pallet has the potential to cascade or fall away from the top flange. This creates a gap that can cause problems during the dereeling process.

 
 

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