This range of extremely durable cable-drums all have drums made from synthetic rubber, with moulded high-strength plastic frames. All have a friction drum-brake incorporated into the frame to prevent movement in transit. The drums are available with three different styles of side flange - with blanking-plate, with cable tail supports or with hinged access door.
‘Blank plate’ versions have a removeable plastic blanking-plate over the hub, which can be punched to accept connectors as required, or removed for access to the inner tail of the cable. ‘Cable tail’ types have an open hub plus four brackets on the flange face to enable the cable tail to be brought out from the hub of the drum at a gentle angle (important for coaxial and essential for fibre cables) and coiled and secured around the brackets. ‘Hinged access door’ types have a latching door, enabling cable tails to be safely stored inside during un-reeling, re-reeling, storage and transport.
Models CDR235 and CDR310 have a fixed winding-handle on the drum flange, CDR380 and CDR450 have a folding handle. Drums and frames are black. This range of rubber cable drums carries a five year warranty.
Capacities (tight pack)
All figures given are based upon a theoretical ‘tight pack’ and do not take into account any maximum weight loadings for drums being exceeded. It is recommended that an allowance of up to 30% be made to accommodate loose winding. A lower percentage could be used if the crew are known to always wind the drums neatly!