This range of robust cable-drums all have steel drums, with steel tube 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 - plain, with blanking-plate, or with cable tail supports.
‘Plain’ types have a solid steel flange. ‘Blank plate’ versions have a removable 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.
All models except CD260 have a folding winding-handle on the drum flange. The CD260 has a fixed handle. Drums and frames are black.
Capacities (tight pack)
For help finding a cable drum to meet your requirements see the Cable Drum Capacity Calculator.
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!