Spring-Driven Cable Reels

Conductix-Wampfler designs and manufactures Spring-Driven Cable Reels for commercial and industrial applications

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We've been designing and building industrial reels since 1945.  Our brands over the years include Industrial Electric Reels (IER), Spring-O-Matic, PowerReel®, and Wampfler.  We offer hundreds of standard configurations and more custom designs than any other maker.

The newest member of our spring-driven reel family is the VersaReelTM, one of the most versatile commercial cable reels available anywhere.  It features full-retraction and a separate mounting plate to make installation a breeze.

The RhinoReelTM, introduced in 2015, is designed for demanding mill duty applications.  This robust reel features a patented “linear spring motor” that will last three times longer than a traditional concentrically wound spring. We’ve built this reel using heavy-gauge materials for the rigors of the mill environment.

The 6100 Series spring-driven cable reels are built at the Conductix-Wampfler facility in Weil am Rhein, Germany. These top quality reels include long-life ball bearings and spring motors that are ideal for very demanding and/or critical applications where daily cycles are high and the ramifications of downtime are severe.

Contact Conductix-Wampfler to discuss your cable reel requirements.

VersaReel Commercial Grade Cable Reel

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Conductix-Wampfler’s new VersaReel® is a great solution for a wide range of commercial applications to provide power when and where you need it.  VersaReel's benefits surpass other reels in its class, making it the #1 choice. It is ideal for warehouses, retail stores, maintenance shops, schools, and laboratories to power tools, seasonal displays, machines, and light sources.  Many other reels lack the spring power to retract the cable back into the reel fully. But VersaReel’s robust spring motor will pull 50 feet of cable into the reel, even with an accessory on the free end. VersaReel® installs easily and safely with the unique, separate mounting base plate.  It is adaptable too, for ceiling or wall mounting, by adjusting the quick-change cable guide.

VersaReel - Conductix-Wampfler

A remote-controlled, motorized version of the VersaReel is reel is also available.

Product data

  • Wire Lengths: 25, 35, and 50 feet
  • 12 or 16 Gauge
  • With or Without GFCI
  • Mobile End Accessories: Flying Leads, RB Box, Single Outlet, Triple Tap, and Twist Lock
  • Amperage: 10A, 15A, and 20A

VersaReel® Features:

  • 20 amp, 125-volt slip ring
  • Six-foot feeder cord
  • Adjustable ball stop and locking ratchet
  • Ceiling, wall, or bench mounting
  • UL Listed for indoor use
  • Reinforced steel frame
  • Black molded nylon construction
  • Robust, long-life spring
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA


1200 Series PowerReel®

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The 1200 Series PowerReel®  is the best-built compact industrial cable reel on the market today. You won't find a better value in its class! The 1200 reel is ideal for heavier-duty applications such as drop lights, drop power, mobile equipment control cables, conveyor control cables, small cranes/hoists, and utility trucks.

You won't have any problems with regulatory agencies - 1200 cable reels are cUL and CSA Listed to either NEMA 2 or NEMA 4 depending on the configuration.

Product data

1200 Series PowerReel®  Cable Reels are available without cable or with either 300 volt SJOW cable or 600 volt SOW-A cable. Cable capacity is from 25 to 50 feet depending on the cable chosen.

The 1200 Series Cable Reel includes:

  • Durable safety yellow power-coated finish
  • 4-Roller guide that can be placed in one of 12 positions - the guide can be removed if necessary
  • Ratchet mechanism - to lock the cable in the out position
  • Adjustable Ball-Stop
  • 6 foot feeder cord
  • Grounded slip ring assembly for safety


1400 Series PowerReel®

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The 1400 Series PowerReel® is a high-performance cable reel suitable for many industrial applications. You won't find a more ruggedly built cable reel in its class! The 1400 Series reel is ideal for all types of industrial power requirements - drop lights and receptacle boxes, extendable conveyor control cables, overhead hoists, truck cranes, ladder trucks, and utility trucks.

You won't have any problems with regulatory agencies - 1400 Series PowerReels®  are UL and CSA listed to NEMA 4 standards (outdoor use).

Product data

1400 Series PowerReels®  are available without cable or with 600 volt SOW-A cable. Will hold 20 to 80 feet of cable depending on type of cable and reel model. For high duty-cycle applications a premium cable may be required - consult Conductix-Wampfler.

1400 Series PowerReel
®  feature:

  • Heavy all-steel construction with durable yellow powder coat finish
  • Numbered terminal blocks for easy in-coming wiring
  • Formed steel stand with multiple mounting holes
  • 4-roller cable guide - adjustable to one of 12 positions
  • Ratchet mechanism to lock cable in the out position - ratchet can be locked out if not needed
  • Grounded slip ring assembly for safety


1500 Series Hazardous Duty Cable Reel

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The 1500 Series Hazardous Duty cable reels are built according to NEMA 9 and UL standards:
  • Class I Div 1 Groups C & D, zones 0,1,2
  • Class II Div 2 groups E, F, & G
but do not bear any third party certification.
The 1500 Series is sealed to NEMA 4 - water and dust tight for indoor or outdoor use.

Product data

1500 Series reels are supplied with 16 awg to 10 awg SOW-A cable. Reel capacity is from 20 to 80 feet depending on the cable chosen and reel model.

1500 Series reels feature:
  • Rugged steel and cast aluminum construction
  • 35 amp/600 volt R-Series slip ring assembly in threaded enclosure
  • Gray epoxy finish
  • Ratchet mechanism to maintain cable in out position
  • Ball stop
  • 6 foot feeder cord


1900-2400 Series PowerReel®

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1900 and 2400 Series PowerReels®  are top quality industrial reels that handle larger and longer cables than the 1400 series. They provide heavy-duty performance at an attractive price! Sealed to NEMA 4 for indoor or outdoor use - cULus listed.

These reels are ideal for use in utility trucks, overhead cranes (classes A-C), hoists, aviation hangers, and automated material handling. Also great for large drop lights and receptical boxes.

Product data

1900 Series (19" diameter spool) and 2400 Series (24" diameter spool) features:

  • All-steel construction with yellow powder coated finish
  • Two-piece cable roller guide with 345 degree mounting range
  • Safety-sealed, lifetime lubricated spring motor canister
  • R-Series industrial slip rings in a large slip ring housing
  • Current carrying capacities from 35 to 150 amps


3200-3600 Series PowerReel®

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The 3200 to 3600 Series reels are the largest in the Conductix-Wampfler PoweReel® Line. The reels are built to perform in demanding applications such as factories, mills, and material handling. The "GafferReel" version in a standard black are ideal for theater lighting systems. 3200-3600 reels feature quick-change containerized springs, external torque adjustment, and fully adjustable cable guide.

Product data

Spool diameters:

  • 3200 Series Cable Reels (32")
  • 3600 Series Cable Reels (36")

Series 320-3600 cable reels have a number of state-of-the-art features, including:

  • All-steel construction with yellow powder coated finish
  • Roller design cable guide with 345 degree mounting range
  • Safety-sealed, lifetime lubricated spring motor canister(s)
  • External spring torque adjustment
  • Lifting eyes to facilitate handling the reel
  • Integrated junction box
  • Spool guard rails
  • Conductix R-Series industrial-grade slip rings in a sealing slip ring housing
  • Current carrying capacities from 10 amps to 250 amps (at 600 volts maximum)


RhinoReelTM - Mill Duty Spring-Driven Cable Reel

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RhinoReel Logo

The most rugged member of our spring reel family is the RhinoReel, designed to handle the demands of mill applications, such as magnet cranes, grapples, or transfer cars.  The reel features a patented “linear spring motor” that offers three times the life of traditional power springs.

Product data

New, Exceptionally Long-Life Linear Spring Motor

  • The new "linear coil" spring motor overcomes the life limitations of traditional clock springs and yields a very smooth, linear torque curve. Patented worldwide.
  • Operating life is extended to roughly three times the life of traditional reels - up to 100,000 duty cycles (as tested in a vertical application).
  • Lower total cost of ownership; 67% fewer spring replacements versus concentrically wound power springs. Less downtime
  • The reel can be configured for wide range of applications and has been field-proven in demanding mill environments.

The Safer Alternative; Easy to Maintain

  • Spring mechanism is completely enclosed.
  • When the linear spring needs to be replaced, spring tension is easily removed before changing the spring. Or if needed, the entire spring housing assembly and be replaced
  • In contrast, a tradition power spring, if removed from its canister or unbanded, can unwind violently resulting in potential injury.
  • The main ball screw and chain/sprocket drive system needs no routine maintenance.

Rugged from Top to Bottom, the RhinoReel can Handle it

  • Water and dust tight; built to NEMA 4 specifications suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Finished with AUE 360 high solids polyurethane.
  • Safety-sealed spring motors - weather-tight for long life.
  • Reels can be specified to accommodate cables from 2 to 36 conductors. For common cables, see catalog CAT1014, pages 6, and 11-15.
  • RhinoReels are available with optional Cable Guides (see catalog CAT1014 pages 8-10).
  • Slip Rings are rated from 75 to 400 amperes at 600 volts maximum. For magnet duty, slip rings are sized at 1.5 times the capacity of the cable used. Custom power and signal circuit slip rings using silver plated rings and silver graphite brushes are available upon request.
  • Standard speed max: 100 ft per min. For higher speeds, contact the factory.
  • Includes spool lock, external tension adjustment, and spring tension loss indicator


Welding Cable Reel

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Conductix-Wampfler PowerReel® Welding Cable Reels are built on the popular 1400 and 1900 series PowerReel® platforms. These rugged all-steel reels are specially designed for the rigors of electric welding and grounding applications. They are ideal for storing excess cable in a neat, safe, and efficient manner in areas such as fabrication shops and mobile utility vehicles.

The reels are equipped with positive locking ratchets to keep cable extended during use. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor applications.

Product data

They include single conductor 450 amp slip ring for electric welding and grounding. Built to NEMA 4X standards for indoor and outdoor use. Can accommodate from 25 to 100 feet of 6 awg to 2/0 welding cable. Ratchet included.

  • 1400 Series:  NEMA 4X rated - handles 6 awg to 2/0 cable up to 75 ft.
  • 1900 Series: NEMA 4 rated - handles 6 awg to 2/0 cable up to 100 ft.

Slip ring is rated at 450 amps. Reels can be supplied with or without cable.


Grounding/Static Discharge Cable Reel

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Conductix-Wampfler Grounding Reels (also referred to as "Static Discharge Reels") ground potentially dangerous static electricity in hazardous areas, such as refueling stations, fuel trucks, fuel tanks, aircraft, and similar applications. 

Product data

They are available in several models and cable lengths:

The red painted "SDR" model is a compact, all-steel unit with 100 amp grounding clamp included. It is available in 25 ft. and 50 ft. lengths. Cable is vinyl-coated aircraft cable.

The yellow "1400 Series Grounding Reel" handles up to 100 ft. 12/01 SOW-A cable or orange jacketed aircraft cable. This reel is built to NEMA 4X standards, and comes with ball stop, 4-roller cable guide, ratchet lock-out, and 100 amp grounding clamp.


Series 6100 Galvanized "BEF"

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Spring cable reels are used for the automatic reeling of cables on various types of moving equipment.

The "BEF" type spring cable reel consists of the following components:
  • Cable Drum
  • Spring Motor
  • Slip Ring Assembly
  • Mounting Flange
  • Various Optional Accessories

Product data

Cable Drum:

The cable drum is based on a heavy gauge sheet metal design. The drum body is epoxy coated for corrosion protection and the flanges are galvanized. The flanges are bolted to the drum body and the inside is exclusively used for the springs. It is mounted on both sides with lifetime lubricated ball bearings.

Spring Motor:

The spring motor consists of individually encapsulated springs made of special spring steel using the latest in steel making and spring technology. This guarantees long service-life (approx. 50,000 stress cycles or 100,000 move ments). The fully encapsulated springs provide a safe handling and replacement.

Slip Ring Assembly:

The slip ring is needed to transfer electric power and control signals from the fixed supply to the rotating reel. The reference voltage and the operating voltage are 415 VAC to 660 VAC, respectively; and the current carrying capacity ranges from 50 mA to 150 A nominal at +30°C. Multilayer coated sliprings in combination with silver collector shoes for data transmission are available upon request. Slip ring assemblies are designed for insulation group C and are all rated at 100% duty cycle. The slip ring housing made of impactresistant plastic has a dust and moisture protection grade of IP65. Slip ring types 16 and 19, in galvanized sheet metal housing, have a dust and moisture protection grade of IP55.

Mounting Flange:

Cable reels are supplied with easy installation mounting flange. Special requirements or modified adaptations such as back stops, fixed or swivel guide arms with cable roller guides are available.