How Much Cable Are You Wasting?

Do you know how much cable you’re wasting on each installation? On the average project, scrap and excess cable accounts for 10 to 15 percent of cable costs.

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This scrap and excess is caused by a number of common circumstances, including:

  1. Engineered lengths are not the same as the actual circuit length
  2. Last-minute changes to gauge sizes
  3. Cutting the wrong circuit lengths from the wrong master reels
  4. Small lengths left at the end of each master reel

These situations may be common, but that doesn’t mean they’re unavoidable.

Cut Costs and Waste by Cutting Cables to Length

Anixter alleviates these challenges by selling cable by the foot rather than by the reel. We stock the cable for your project at our local distribution center and cut the exact lengths you need after they have been true taped.

For any standard cables that we carry, you only pay for what you need, not what the drawings said you needed.

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We stock the cable for your project at our local distribution center and cut the exact lengths you need.

Additionally, if there is a last-minute change to sizes or colors, we can readily accommodate those changes as we stock many popular sizes and types of cables. And since our facilities are designed with large cut capacity and inventory, we can cut and deliver to your site with very limited lead times.

Reduce Unproductive Labor and Increase Safety

In addition to reducing your scrap and excess, we also have innovative delivery methods that can reduce unproductive labor and increase safety.