Spool Winding Trolley

The SWT-LITE allows electricians and electrical suppliers to pre-load reels with multiple cables in a fraction of the time, reducing ergonomic hazards and providing a dependable ROI.

Respool reels without removing them from jack stands.

The BHS Spool Winding Trolley (SWT-LITE) saves time and labor in cut-to-length wire distribution applications. Position the unit over a BHS Parallel Reel Payout (PRP) or existing jack stands; an overhead rim drive spins take-up reels of virtually any size to fill them efficiently and safely.

Most spooling and reeling machines (such as the standard Reel-O-Matic or a Wemco take-up)* require users to remove reels from jack stands for respooling. In contrast, the SWT’s design enables respooling on a wide variety of reel configurations without removing them from stands. Fill cable, wire, and flexible materials directly onto delivery reels without laborious extra steps.

The SWT pays off cables to one or more compartment reels, counting linear footage that passes through a knurled aluminum encoder wheel. Each revolution pays out 1 foot of cable, ensuring accurate counts, exactly to spec from BIM data; this eliminates waste on every order.

The SWT is also available as an IIoT-enabled model, the SWT-IIOT. Learn more about this fully wired, data-fueled spool winder here.

All models of SWT allow electricians and electrical suppliers to respool reels with multiple conductors in a fraction of the time, reducing ergonomic hazards and providing a dependable ROI. Call our Sales Team at 1-800-BHS-9500 to learn more about the Spool Winding Trolley and other cut-to-length wire distribution innovations from BHS, Inc.

*BHS is not affiliated with Reel-O-Matic, and Reel-O-Matic does not endorse or sponsor BHS or BHS products. BHS is not affiliated with Weber Electric Manufacturing Co. (Wemco), and Wemco does not endorse or sponsor BHS or BHS products.

Features & Benefits

  • Overhead rim drive rotates take-up reels while an encoder wheel accurately counts linear footage, eliminating waste
  • Pay out multiple cables to multiple compartment reels at once
  • Control slide gives operator full control over coiling for the highest possible yield per compartment reel
  • Adjustable-length overhead rollers accommodate a wide range of reel diameters and configurations
  • Maximum reel width of 48”
  • Ideal for use with any PRP unit
  • Counter 1:1 ratio – one revolution = 1 linear foot of cable
  • Counter is angled toward operator for ease of use and is also reversible and resettable
  • Dual, 6” diameter, urethane-coated rollers create secure contact with various spool and reel types
  • Hydraulic-actuated roller arms for powered positioning
  • Direct-coupled hydraulic drive motor for reliable performance
  • Low-speed for precise control when beginning and finishing spooling
  • High-speed to minimize total spooling time


Roller Motor

Available Voltage





Foot Pedal



50cc @ 575 RFPM
200cc @ 150 RFPM

240Vac/3ph @ 17A
480Vac/3ph @ 8.25A

(2778 mm)

(2181 mm)

(1861 mm)





50cc @ 575 RFPM
200cc @ 150 RFPM

240Vac/3ph @ 17.5A
480Vac/3ph @ 8.75A

(2778 mm)

(2181 mm)

(1861 mm)




* NOTE: Voltage to be specified at time of order

Digital Cable Counter (SWT-DC) *
A versatile digital counter with multiple units of measurement and instant resets.
2 LED Lights (SWT-LED)
LED lights on each end of the SWT unit improve operator visibility in low-light environments.
Overhead Tool Mount (SWT-OTM)
An overhead tool mount rail on the operator side of unit for operator convenience.
Shrink Wrap (SWT-SW)
Wrap cut to length jobs on the fly with a Strech Wrap Holder, mounted directly above the counter.
Load a PRP onto this specialized dolly for instant mobility, without the hassle of installing and removing casters. Easily transport PRP to and from the SWT. PRP sold separately.

* SWT-LITE cannot be retrofitted with digital cable counter in the field.

Video Resources

Wire & Cable Management- Spool Winding Trolley

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