June 16, 2008—Rosslyn, VA: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published WC 26-2008/EEMAC 201-2008 Binational Wire and Cable Packaging Standard. This publication provides practical information concerning the packaging of wire and cable for the North American wire and cable industry. It was developed in conjunction with EEMAC, the Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada, a Council within Electro-Federation Canada.
According to Bruce F. Vaughn, a member of the WC 26 Task Force, this standard serves the wire and cable industry as a revision to NEMA WC 26-2000 Wire and Cable Packaging, EEMAC 200-1-1996 Returnable and Nonreturnable Reels, and EEMAC 201-2000 Wire and Cable Packaging.
“There are scores of different sizes and types of wire and cable products,” Vaughn said. “The determination of the most desirable standard packages for each, from both the manufacturer’s and users’ points of view, requires careful consideration of the many variables.”
This binational standard revises and refines specifications, including non-round cables as well as additional definitions for maximum overall width and maximum strength capacity.
The contents and scope of WC 26-2008/EEMAC 201-2008 Binational Wire and Cable Packaging Standard may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $64, by visiting NEMA’s website, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web.