CARROLLTON, Ga., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The introduction of the Southwire SIMpull WireBARREL™ circuit management system offers electrical contractors an innovative advancement in the way branch circuit wiring is installed. The system includes NoLube® SIMpull® THHN made available for the first time in circuit-sized conductors paralleled in the barrel package, a new MAXIS BarrelTRUCK™ hand-truck, and a MAXIS BarrelTAP™ wire-guide. This combination of products and tools improves home run circuit installations from the moment wire arrives at the jobsite to final installation.
Like other Southwire SIMpull Solutions products and services, the WireBARREL system provides a solution that can improve productivity, while offering yet another way for contractors to manage installation costs. The system essentially replaces the wire cart and multiple reels, thus removing the difficulties associated with maneuvering the cart and repeatedly handling heavy reels. The MAXIS BarrelTRUCK™ hand-truck and MAXIS BarrelTAP™ pay-off device are both equipped with a universal wire-guide feature. This feature allows for a smooth and consistent means of guiding the paralleled conductors out of the WireBARREL package, thus requiring very little effort by the installer. You simply roll the WireBARREL system into place - even through narrow electrical room doors - and you are ready to start your pull.
"Unlike the traditional use of individual reels and wire carts for branch circuit home run installations, the patent pending SIMpull WireBARREL™ concept is a unique system approach to solving branch circuit wiring challenges. We've paralleled individual branch circuit conductors together into standard home run packages. We call this our circuit Barrellel™ process. The result -- more wire with a smaller footprint, in an easy-to-transport, easy-to-use barrel. They're in-stock and ready to ship today," says Phil Tuggle, SVP of Marketing and Business Development for Southwire's Electrical Division.
"The SIMpull WireBARREL is a jobsite game changer," stated Tuggle. "Our SIM Technology® innovation has proven to reduce installation steps and make the pulling of feeder-sized conductors easier and more efficient for over 8 years. We've now extended this benefit to circuit- sized wires and combined it with a unique packaging and transport option resulting in fewer steps and less complexity for branch circuit installations. More importantly, there's an additional benefit of reduced worker fatigue...no heavy reels to lift and significantly less effort required to pull the wire through the conduit compared to pulling from reels on a wire cart," added Tuggle.
Southwire's SIMpull Solutions® umbrella includes its patented SIMpull® ROMEX® brand NM, SIMpull THHN®, and SIMpull XHHW-2® cables; SIMpull Head® pulling grips; SIMpull Stack™ reels; and SIMpull Truck™ delivery. Since its introduction in 2009, Southwire's SIMpull Solutions offering of products and services has racked up a variety of industry awards that recognize the products as being a smarter, faster, and safer way to handle the wire and cable installation process.
About Southwire Company
A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire® and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad (MC) cable, FlatWire Ready® products, cord products (including Tappan™ sound, security and communication cables through Tappan Wire & Cable Inc.), utility cable products, industrial power cable, OEM wire products, copper and aluminum rod, and continuous casting technology. Southwire also supplies MAXIS® wire and cable installation tools to the commercial, industrial, and utility construction markets. To learn more about Southwire's products, community involvement, and its vision for a sustainable Southwire, please visit Southwire on the web at www.southwire.com.
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