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Wire and Cable Solutions Brochure

July 12, 2016 | Literature | Electrical

We're Pulling For You

Our business is more than just products. We customize solutions and provide time-saving wire and cable services to put more money in your pocket.

Van Meter works to improve product performance and...

  • Eliminate excess material handling
  • Deliver the right material exactly where and when it’s needed
  • Improve safety for electricians and contractors working in the field
  • Innovate to solve many of your toughest jobsite challenges

Van Meter is home to Iowa’s largest wire and cable inventory. We have a 75,000-square-foot facility dedicated to commodity-based products and services. Our employees make up to 10,000 cuts and pull up to two million feet of wire from our $6 million to $8 million inventory each month. Chances are we have exactly what you need, ready to deliver.

Learn more about our cable and wire services »


FEEDER MANAGEMENT

  • Compartment Reels
    Compartment reels (with or without casters) will reduce your number of reels and allow you to have up to five wires, plus a free-spinning ground wire compartment capability. Van Meter provides convenient jobsite delivery and pick up of reels.
  • Parallel Reels
    Improve jobsite efficiency by having up to five phases on a single reel and reduce material handling by up to 75 percent on a 200-foot run of four conductors. Parallel reels allow you to eliminate phase tape.
  • Stacked Reels
    Reduce waste on jobsites with fewer reels to dispose of by using only one reel with multiple pulls of up to five conductors. One stacked reel with multiple parallels will allow you up to four pulls.
  • Pulling Heads
    Increase job safety and cost-effectiveness by having Van Meter install pulling heads. Pre-installed pulling heads eliminate the need to manually strip wire and marry multiple heads in the field. Crimped-on heads are guaranteed not to pull off and are more cost effective than cable grips.
  • SIMpull REELS
    SIMpull REELS eliminate reel set-up time with an interlocking suspension system. This reel spins 360 degrees giving you more mobility. Limit the number of spools on a jobsite by stacking multiple runs onto one reel.
  • Rip Chips
    Rip Chips eliminate the potential for damaged wire while enhancing jobsite safety. The chip features a rope with an attached rubber disk, allowing a simple, one-handed pull to open the shrink wrap around wire.

CIRCUIT MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION

  • CUSTOM LABELING
    Van Meter can print up to 39 characters every eight to 12 inches on small-circuit wire. This custom labeling is easy to read and eliminates having to “wring out” individual conductors.
  • COILPAKS
    CoilPAKs’ innovative packaging allows wire to lay flat or be stacked. It also eliminates heavy, cumbersome spools and wire trees. At 50 pounds or less, CoilPAKs are designed with no pulling tension and include SIMpull NoLube jacket. CoilPAKS come in striped neutrals and 1, 2 or 3 conductors.
    Video: SIMpull CoilPAK Demo  
  • SPEED PULLS
    Van Meter can help you be more efficient on the job by bundling multiple circuit conductors onto one reel. Each reel can have up to 30 circuit conductors and custom labeling to give you one fast cable pull.
  • WIRE BARRELS
    Wire barrels offer inertia-free pulling, no tree set-up and allow home runs in one barrel. Barrels come in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 wire gauges as well as 4, 5, 6 or 7 conductors.

CUSTOM LABELING

  • JOBSITE SPECIALISTS
    Van Meter’s contractor specialists make jobsite visits to observe how tools are being used, offer helpful hints and advice on maximizing productivity, and provide training.
  • SAME-DAY OR NEXT-DAY SERVICE
    With more than $45 million of in-stock inventory, we can get most supplies to you on the same day you order — or the very next day, depending on when the order is placed. For parallel reels, we typically offer three- to five-day turnaround.
  • WIRE AND CABLE DEMONSTRATION CENTERS
    Experience hands-on training and test productivity tools (ropes, tuggers, feeders and more) for yourself at Van Meter’s wire and cable demonstration centers.
    Video: Wire Pull Demo  
  • CABLE PULL CALCULATOR ASSISTANCE APP
    Put science and math behind challenging wire pulls and eliminate guess work with Southwire’s Cable Pull Assistance app. Input job data to receive a quick recommendation on exactly what equipment is needed for a pull.
     iPhone  |  Android Phone
  • MULTIPLE DELIVERY METHODS
    Utilize Van Meter’s extensive fleet of trucks and material-handling equipment from stacked beds, flat beds and piggy backs.
  • PRE-PROJECT PLANNING
    Partner with Van Meter early to fully engage our team and take advantage of our capabilities and resources.

 wire and cable services

Whatever your need, Van Meter has the wire and cable solution for the job — everything from aluminum and copper to specialty wire. Paired with our feeder and circuit management services, we can keep you competitive on the job.

  • COPPER BUILDING WIRE
  • SIMpull THHN
  • SIMpull XHHW
  • Coilpaks
  • Mini Coilpaks
  • Barrels
  • RHH/RHW/USE
  • MTW
  • TFFN
  • Romex NMB
  • UFB
  • SE Cable
  • Bare Copper
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  • ALUMINUM
  • Aluminum Bare Transmission and Distribution Cable
  • Aluminum Service Drop
  • Aluminum 600 Volt Secondary
  • UD Cable
  • Building Wire
  • Aluminum THHN
  • Aluminum XHHW
  • AL RHH/RHW/USE
  • Mobile Home Feeder
  • Aluminum SE Cable
  • POWER CABLE
  • Copper Medium Voltage 5kv 133% EPR
  • Copper Medium Voltage 15 kv 133% EPR
  • Tray Cable
  • VFD Cable
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  • BRANCH CIRCUIT SIZE TYPE
  • MC CABLE
  • Armolite MCAP
  • Armolite MC
  • HCF MC
  • MC barrels
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  • DATA COM/LOW VOLTAGE
  • Category Cable
  • Coaxial
  • Fiber
  • Multi-communication
  • Fire Alarm
  • Telecom Cables
  • FLEXIBLE CORD
  • SJOOW
  • SOOW
  • SJEOOW
  • SEOOW
  • Industrial Portable Cord and Cable
  • Welding Cable
  • DLO
  • Bus Drop
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  • FLEXIBLE CONDUIT
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  • SOLAR PV WIRE

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