The rotation direction and the attachment point of the rope determines whether right or left hand lay rope should be used. To determine the correct rope the following rule should be followed:
Right thread groove on the drum - left hand lay rope.
Left thread groove on the drum - right hand lay rope.
WARNING! Incorrect choice of lay can adversely affect rope performance.
Pass a shaft through the reel and place the reel in a suitable stand which allows it to rotate and be braked to avoid over run during installation. Where multi-layer coiling is involved it may be necessary for the reel to be placed in equipment which has the capability of providing a back tension to the rope as it is being transferred from reel to drum. This is to ensure that the underlaying (and subsequent) laps are wound tightly on the drum.
WARNING! Incorrect coiling may cause severe damage to the wire rope as well as its performance.