More than 40 years of coiling, packaging and ancillary equipment know-how.
REELEX Coiling Machine Components
How is a REELEX coil made?
Specialty equipment, unique electronics and advanced know-how.
REELEX Machine Features
Over 40 years of specialty equipment know-how.
From the ground-up, all REELEX machines are designed and built at our Patterson, NY facility.
Because REELEX Packaging Solutions is the only manufacturer of REELEX coiling machines, every part is designed and manufactured in-house for dependability and performance.
Specially-engineered for proper coil formation.
The unique aspects of the REELEX coiling process require not only bespoke mechanical components, but custom electronics as well.
For example, the large amount of energy produced by the rapid changes in traverse motor speeds requires a highly specialized DC drive. REELEX uses drives designed by our engineers and built in-house to absorb this energy, while providing precise motor control.
Ensuring the perfect fit.
Winding a REELEX coil is an extremely complex operation; which is why the electrical and mechanical components of the machine are designed to run in complete harmony while still allowing for flexibility.
Parameters such as holesize, weave ratios, density, hole shift and taper are all adjustable, allowing the coil to be fine-tuned to accommodate different packaging needs.
REELEX equipment is designed to be incorporated with multiple components in a line, and can be adapted to include additional features. Stretch wrapping, spark testing, printing and other capabilities can all be added to existing machinery and control systems for seamless operation.
Superior Tension Control
Delicate handling for high-performance products.
One of the keys to precise coiling is tension control. Over 40 years, REELEX machines have improved tension control methods to overcome issues such as electrical performance issues on LAN cables. Today’s buffers are precise, lightweight components specifically designed to put minimal stress on the product while maintaining tension requirements.
Standard REELEX Machines
These machines are REELEX’s most popular coiling machine models, and are suitable for packaging all low-voltage and structured cable types, including Category cables, some fiber optic cables and other flexible cable constructions.
|Feeds cable to REELEX machine by controlling supply reel in offline (rewind) packaging setups.||Sets line tension by controlling the incoming speed of cable to the REELEX machine. Also accumulates product during startup and stop.||Accumulates incoming product when REELEX machine is stopped during transfer between mandrels.|
Usually paired with
|D-750, D-1500 or D-2050 when used in offline (rewind) configurations.||All REELEX configurations. Included as part of accumulator system.||D-1500 or D-2050 when used in online (or “inline”) configurations|
|Rotates and brakes supply reels measuring up to 52 inches (132cm) diameter and 3,500 lbs (1,587kg)||Controls line tension via digital air regulator and laser potentiometer. Accumulates up to 40 feet (12m)||Accumulates up to 500 feet (152m) of product.|
Coiling Offline from Supply Reel or Stem
In this configuration, the REELEX machine is rewinding from a supply source that can be stopped and started. This is typically a supply reel, but could also be other form of bulk supply such as stem or barrel package. If using a supply reel, the incoming line speed is controlled via a Motorized Payoff. This Payoff must be capable of stopping and starting the line each time a coil is produced, thus our REELEX-designed high-performance payoff is highly recommended.
Coiling Online from Extruder
If coiling product coming directly from a constant-speed source (such as in line with an extruder), only the D-1500 or D-2050 are suitable, as they can switch between mandrels without operator intervention. However, because the incoming product must stop while the transfer takes place, an Accumulator is required to take up the incoming product. The accumulator is then emptied when the transfer is complete and the coiling machine begins winding again.
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