The universal bench top prefeeder, the PreFeeder 1000, is designed for constant and tension free dereeling of a wide variety of cable. Due to an electronic control system, which is activated with a pendulum arm, the feed rate automatically adjusts to the actual requirement of any downline machine (e.g. cutting and stripping machines). The PreFeeder 1000 works as an active cable dereeler. The integrated dancer arm allows stress- and tension-free feeding of cable. Thanks to the closed loop concept the PreFeeder 1000 can be integrated as easily into a processing line as a stand-alone system.