Method of installing cable on cable reel

  • US 10,589,957 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2017
  • Issued: 03/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of installing cable on a cable reel, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a cable reel that includes first and second opposing flanges, the first flange having a first hub portion and the second flange having a second hub portion, the first hub portion having one or more flexible segments;

    placing a cable coil over the first hub portion and on the first flange so that the first hub portion substantially extends through an inner diameter of the cable coil; and

    expanding the one or more flexible segments by inserting the second hub portion inside of the first hub portion so that the one or more flexible segments engage the cable coil.

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