A Appiani, represented in North America by
Lesmo Machinery America, Inc., continues its
efficient & productive manufacturing technologies
by increasing its capacity for the production of
drums and reels for cable, rope and strands.
This range of products includes its structural
reels type BCS (see top picture) and its
corrugated BFA type or fin flanged reels (centre
picture) – these BFA type reels are also offered
with a smooth internal flange and drum surface
(as shown in bottom picture) which is the suitable
choice for medium and high voltage cable.
The implementation of 3D software and FEA
simulations gives support to the design and
evaluation of reel capacity for the prevention of
ruptures in the event of heavy-duty applications.
These reels incorporate shipping spools (oneway
or multiple shipping type) or process reels
with flange diameters ranging from 800 mm to
4000 mm – these dimensions are according to
DIN norms or customer’s requirements.
A range of options include reinforcements for
drum-twister applications – special structure for
heavy duty reinforced in critical parts to avoid
flange spread – reel pockets to accommodate
devices for reel lifting – statically and
dynamically balanced reels for high speed
processes according to G16 ISO 1940 – pressed
or screwed interchangeable bushes is also
available in hardened material to prevent wear –
spools with smooth internal flange and drum
surfaces for delicate cables – breakdown or
take apart reels for easy assembling at
costumer’s facility – folding or removable
(screwed) flanges to accommodate simplified
packaging & shipping.
Reel treatments include: standard epoxy-painting, coatings in polyurethane with primer,
hot-galvanized according to UNI EN ISO 1461, powder coatings, special coverings for
flanges and/or barrel to protect the cable, treatments for tropical and humid high
Spools available for umbilical and oil/marine applications.
Reels are also available in inox.
Ancillary equipment from Appiani includes cradles and pallets, steel baskets and
lifting equipment for reel handling.