During manufacture, the cable is spooled through various phases of production from one carousel to another. In production about 15 different spoolings can take place.
An important factor when investing in the carousels was to meet tight delivery schedules, necessitating a more efficient system.
Thanks to air film technology no investment in an overhead crane was required, since the carousel also is movable on air bearings.
By using air bearings the floor loading was reduced, resulting in large savings in building costs.