The straight configuration consists of individual conductors that can be easily broken out at intermediate points along the run.
Straight configuration bundled cables are used for wire sizes #12 AWG and larger to minimize heat build-up generated by power wires with even numbers of neutrals and hots. It is ideal for bundles laid in tray, troughs, or other wire management systems where there is no conduit. There is custom printing of any alpha numeric combination along the entire length of the conductor every 1” to 6.”
Since there is custom marking and bundling, all set up on a single reel, this bundled configuration speeds up tray installations while also ensuring there is no left over wire to clean up or left over as surplus inventory.