The Reuser Case
Reusable, economical, indestructible, environmentally-conscious packaging.
Reuser Case Features
What is the Reuser Case?
The Reuser Case is a durable, weatherproof, cost-effective system designed with the end-user in mind. With the Reuser Case system, the manufacturer ships a stretch wrapped or banded REELEX coil directly to the end-user or jobsite, where the installer cuts the wrap or banding on the coil, inserts the payout tube, and places the coil into the case for payout. Many manufacturers choose to provide the Reuser Case and Payout Tube to the installer free of charge under the condition that refills be ordered through the manufacturer.
Reuser cases were originally designed primarily for use with CATV cables, but can be used with other products in REELEX coils of about 15 ½ inch diameter, and are ideal for outdoor installations of products such as fiber optic drop cables, buried cables, aerial cables and more. Reuser Cases can accommodate both REELEX “I” and REELEX II coils along with their respective payout tubes.
Reuser Case benefits:
Less waste, more reusing
With the Reuser Case, the cable manufacturer ships a wrapped REELEX coil directly to the end-user, who in turn places the coil into the Reuser Case for easy on-site handling. This option is especially environmentally friendly, since the container gets reused over and over again and thus there is no waste after the cable has been used.
Ship Directly to End-User
With Reuser Case, the cable manufacturer ships a stretch-wrapped, shrink-wrapped or banded coil directly to the end-user. This keeps the per-coil packaging cost extremely low (approximately US$0.50-US$1.00). The wrapped coil is then loaded into the Reuser Case on the job site, almost eliminating on-site waste.
Durable and Weatherproof
The Reuser Case can carry upward of 50 lbs (22kg) comfortably, while the durable shell can be dropped repeatedly without cracking or deforming. The nature of the design prevents rain or other elements from reaching the product inside, making the Reuser Case the ideal package for cable deployment in any environment.
Reuser Case Overview Video
All REELEX packages require a payout tube. The purpose of the payout tube is to ensure that each twist in the coil is resolved inside the package prior to existing the coil so as to result in smooth, twist-free payout. Payout tubes also serve to prevent the coil from rotating inside the package. If a payout tube is not used, some loops of the coil would exit the package resulting in twists and possible tangles.
Payout Tube Types
There are two common types of payout tubes – REELEX I “EZ-Tubes” and REELEX II. In addition to these types, the new EcoCore payout tube uses a cardboard “core” tube and splits the difference between REELEX I and REELEX II.
REELEX I payout tubes range from 2-inches (5cm) to 6-inches (15cm) long. REELEX II tubes come in a single size, because nearly all products using REELEX II dispense best when using a 6-inch (15cm) long tube. EcoCore tubes are 2-inches (5cm) diameter and can be purchased in any length.