Graybar portable wire, cable payout system reduces fiber installation time

Graybar has rolled out SmartReel, a portable wire and cable payout system that it says allows one person to move reels up to 5,000 lbs., making wire pulls for contractors and end users easier. The company's warehouse and services teams created SmartReel to solve the longtime challenges customers have faced in managing and pulling wire and cable on the job site.

The portable payout system, which is simple to set up, works with any manufacturer's cable using single or multi-compartment reels. Additionally, Graybar's SmartReels features removable reels that allow cable change outs to be done without a pallet jack or neutral reel.

The system includes a series of custom-tailored programs to help installers to eliminate the hidden costs in handling wire, cable, copper and fiber communication cables. Those include marking, paralleling, cutting, tagging, delivery, returns and scrap recovery. By reducing the number of cable pulls, a user can spool up to five wires/cables together on one reel. Release

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