Guide wheel arms connect to each other in a modular fashion permitting combinations of multiple arms, although normal use is with two arms only. The angle of the guide arms relative to each other is fully adjustable, which provides added flexibility in set up. The GS system may be used with tensioning devices, such as dancers, however, the GS itself does not provide tensioning control.
All metal parts are stainless steel and the GS guide wheels are composite with ceramic groove linings. Ten sizes of guide wheels are available accommodating wire with outside diameters from 2.0 to 8.0 mm. Three guide wheel arm lengths, 4.62, 6.89, and 9.21 in., meet most needs for spooling thin to medium gauge materials.