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Reel Capacity Calculator
(feeting or spooling on a drum)

A typical cable drum
Fig 1. Drum Dimensions

Packing Density

The achievable packing density on a reel (bobbin or flanged drum) is dependent upon the care taken during wrapping.
In theory, all reels have a capacity of 100%, but such a packing density is rarely possible.

Reel Fleeting Calculations

A good fleeting (or spooling) facility (guidance system) should produce between 85% and 95%. Careful packing by hand should achieve between 75% to 85% and between 60% and 75% with rough wrapping.

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