Motorized Cable Reel
The “AssemblyReel” is a unique cable reel developed for electric cable tool applications.
One of its unique features of the AssemblyReel is the way the retraction signal is generated. Today many electric (DC) tools have a spare button that can be programmed to generate a retraction pulse. Once the line operator has finished his job, a short pulse on this button will start the motorized retraction hence clearing the tool cable in front of his feet.
Thanks to the clever I/O connector at the back of each AssemblyReel, several other options are available to generate a retraction signal:
- by using mushroom button
- by using tool holder with integrated switch
- by using optional WiFi button on tool
- by using signal from tool controller
The AssemblyReel comes with an adjustable safety device that interrupts the motorized retraction whenever the reel detects unusual resistance on the tool cable. A short pulse on the spare button of the tool suffices to resume the motorized retraction.
To avoid tripping accidents it is important that – while walking back to his starting position – the tool cable is cleared in front of the operator’s feet. Hence, the recoil speed is adjustable between 0.5 and 1.5 m/sec. In this way each operator can adjust the retraction to suit his individual’s walking pace.
Each AssemblyReel comes with 2 meter tool cable to connect the reel to the controller. As for the main tool cable, a wide range of cable lengths and tool connectors is available for most common tool brands:
- Atlas Copco
- APEX Cleco
- Bosch Rexroth
The reel can be mounted on a wall, under a work bench, against the ceiling or even at a 45° angle.