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Cable Creel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062799D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Groves, WH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A special design portable cable creel can be used for the spooling and/or unspooling of any type of cable. The creel cons of an assembly of a base, a detachable swivel turntable with a disk mounted onto said turntable and a tower mounted onto said disk with a removable handle. Casters are mounted on the bottom to facilitate mobility of the creel.

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Cable Creel

A special design portable cable creel can be used for the spooling and/or unspooling of any type of cable. The creel cons of an assembly of a base, a detachable swivel turntable with a disk mounted onto said turntable and a tower mounted onto said disk with a removable handle. Casters are mounted on the bottom to facilitate mobility of the creel.

The cable creel is built like a lazy susan. From the figure, the base 1 is designed so that it fits in the framework for standard floor tiles in most computer rooms (approximately 24 inches square). A turnable swivel 2 is mounted to the base with a 27- to 30-inch disk plate 3 mounted on the top thereof. A tower 4 , approximately 24 inches high, is mounted to the center of the disk with a handle 5 mounted on the top. Casters 6 are attached to the bottom of the base to facilitate mobility. The tower 4 is attached to the disk with wire nuts 7 to allow for easy removal in shipping and loading. The handle on top of the tower is detachable and fixable by knob 8. The handle can be used to move the creel and for winding up cables removed from the computer room floor.

In operation, cables which have been wound on the creel are ready to place in shipping containers for shipment. While new cables can be removed directly from the shipping container and placed over the tower whereby one end of the cable can then be pulled off of the cable creel directly under the floor for installation.

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