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IDEAL 3-in-1 Premise MULETAPE® Cuts Cable Installation Time in Half

SYCAMORE, IL, March 11, 2011 – IDEAL today introduced an innovative solution that dramatically reduces cable installation time on premise jobs by up to 50%, while also eliminating damage to underground plants and improving worker safety.

New IDEAL 3-in-1 Premise MULETAPE® combines threading line, measuring tape, and winch line, allowing an installer to thread, measure and pull all types of cable with a single, super-strong product. There is no more need for proofing with poly line or pulling with string/rope combinations. Plus, because it is imprinted with sequential footage markings, the installer is not required to go back and manually calculate the needed length of cable. It all means fewer steps in the installation process, significant material and labor cost savings, and fewer products shipped to the job site.

"Pulling cable into conduit is not only time-intensive but can result in costly damage to ducts," explained Bruce Hartranft, Product Manager for IDEAL. "Our 3-in-1 Premise MULETAPE solves all those problems, quickly and easily."

IDEAL 3-in-1 Premise MULETAPE comes pre-lubricated to reduce friction levels and to eliminate the potential for duct cutting. Its lower elongation reduces pulling time while improving safety for workers by doing away with cable "snap-back" that could result in the installer losing their balance.

IDEAL 3-in-1 Premise MULETAPE is very lightweight to allow it to be easily blown through conduit or inner duct. It is manufactured in the USA and is currently available in two types: #31-315 (1300' in length, rated at 1800 lbs of pulling strength) and #31-314 (4500' in length, rated at 400 lbs of pulling strength).


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.

Liz Koley

©2011 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.