The ‘Over Under’ Cable Winder
The ‘Over Under’ Cable Winder is a manual cable coiling tool that incorporates the ‘over under’ cable wrapping technique in a consistent, replicable manner. It aids individuals working in the live events sector as well as other industries by increasing both speed and efficiency, while simultaneously reducing costs and physical strain on the body.
The benefits of this product are realised during the ‘tape down’ phase of a live event which involves setting out the cable paths on location, laying the cable in place, and straightening it in preparation for tape. It’s then taped at both ends on the floor to anchor it into position and further covered to protect the cable and prevent slips, trips, and falls.
In using the ‘Over Under’ Cable Winder, once the cable is unrolled, it lies flat and straight in a relaxed state with no twists, easing the job at hand. Wrapping cables with the ‘over under’ technique saves time and frustration in comparison to the standard practice whereby the cable is wrapped continuously in the same direction. This causes it to lie coiled and twisted when unrolled, requiring it to then be untwisted and readjusted. This can damage the cable over time by overstretching the cable fibres which ultimately leads to cable failures, costly replacements as well as a potential technical failure during a live event.