Make your wire easy to store and unroll when needed by having us drum package it. Thousands of feet of wire (depending on gauge) can be stored on a single drum.
When a wire is ready to be stored, it is laid into a drum using a circular motion that allows for easy removal later on. Storage capacity in any given drum can be thousands of feet depending on the gauge of the wire.
Drums are commonly constructed of cardboard or pressed paper (with a center core of the same material) and metal rings around both the top and bottom.
Reels and spools come in many different sizes and configurations for use with varying wire types. For example, large 6 to 8 foot tall wooden slatted reels hold large gauge power cable. Many wire manufacturers stick with the standard of 2,500 ft to 5,000 ft spools for hook up wire. Small gauge wire may be spooled on a 10-inch plastic spool that has a center core length of 5 to 6 inches and holds up to 10,000 ft. Certain factors determine the spool size you will need. One important factor is how the wire will be used in the manufacturing process. If the manufacturer usually cuts their wire by an automated machine, the spool size or drum size bay be critical. For example, using an automated machine, a large drum of wire can be gone in as little as 30 minutes depending on the length of the cut. Cost is another factor. As an added benefit for a large reel size or Drum Packs, many distributors offer discounts on bulk reels.