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Handle your drums with care

Feb 1, 2022

Not quite sure how to handle your drums with care?

Wooden drums may be very sturdy, their robustness does not mean they can be handled carelessly. Treat them badly and you will eventually damage the cables on them. And that would not only be unfortunate but most of all costly.

So follow these recommendations to optimally protect your cables. We have put them together based on what the cable standards say and on our years of experience.

Contents of the document

I. Foreword

II. Generalities

  • Handling of wooden drums
  • Maximum filling of drums
  • Fastening cable ends
  • Cable end plugs

III. Lifting and putting down

IV. Storage

V. Transport

  • Rolling of wooden drums
  • Appropriate means of transport
  • Position of the drum axis
  • Load securing
  • Summary

VI. Unwinding and rewinding

  • Unwinding wooden drums
  • Rewinding on another drum
  • Coiling of short lengths of cable

These recommendations are available in Dutch and French only.


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