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Cable Drum Winding Machines for Delivered Solutions

Traditional cable drum winding machines require a complex series of set-up actions before you can even begin filling the take-up drum. For cut-to-length wire and cable distributors, who repeat the process with every order, these additional steps add up to substantial lost productivity. For instance, take a standard shaftless, pintle-loading cable winding machine. In order to fill an order using… Continue Reading

What Is an HMI Screen? (And How It Relates to IIoT Solutions)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent across industries, the need for accessible insight into mechanical performance and progress is growing. HMI screens are the link to this important information, and for industrial and logistics businesses looking towards the future, they’re a crucial component of an IIoT gameplan. Put simply, a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is something that allows… Continue Reading

Are Wooden Reels or Steel Reels Better for Bulk Cable Handling?

For cable and wire suppliers, storage facility managers, and manufacturers, cable management is a critical consideration. Cable reels protect cables while providing a simple method of payout, and for the last few decades, wooden reels have been the standard in most industries. When used with the right equipment, wooden reels (often called “spools” or “drums”) have offered the best return… Continue Reading

IoT vs. IIoT: What’s the Difference?

“Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in warehouses may finally be turning from a conceptual thing to an actual thing,” wrote Modern Materials Handling editor-at-large Roberto Michel in 2019. Around the same time, that publication published a subhead on a related article: “Data analysis and smart devices capable of acting autonomously stand poised to support the transition to the Industrial… Continue Reading