The D-1500 is a dual-spindle REELEX coiling machine suitable for both online and offline high-speed coiling. Equipped with automatic cut-and-transfer between spindles, the D-1500 can run continuously up to 1,500 fpm (450mpm).

Online or offline coiling at 1,500 feet per minute.

The D-1500 features two winding heads paired with an automatic cut and transfer system that switches mandrels in less than 5 seconds. This setup enables the D-1500 to run continuously, which makes it ideal for packaging on line with an extruder.

D-1500 Overview

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Why the D-1500?

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High-Speed Transfer

Cut and transfer in under 5 seconds.

The D-1500 is equipped with a mandrel transfer system which allows for continuous winding.

When one coil is finished, the product is automatically cut, and brought over to the second mandrel. This capability allows the D-1500 to operate online with an extruder at up to 1,500 feet per minute (450mpm).

High-Performance Buffer

High performance suspension.

The key to creating precise REELEX coils is controlling the tension as the product is wound. Every REELEX machine includes a specially designed extremely lightweight ring-sheave buffer system to maintain even tension and create a precise wind.

All machines come standard with 15″ sheaves for high performance products such as Category 6, 6A and Fiber Optics.

HMI Touchscreen Controls

Calculate, save, diagnose, control.

The next-generation HMI control system is standard on all REELEX machines and revolutionizes how REELEX equipment is used.

The high-definition 12-inch touchscreen blends off-the-shelf hardware with unique custom software allowing the integration of equipment control with troubleshooting, on-screen manual, packaging calculator, multi-language support, product storage, networking capability and much more.

Updated Electronics

More simplicity, less footprint.

Starting in 1Q19, all new D-1500s feature the latest G3 control system. Whereas G2 controls were PC-based, the new G3 controls are built from the ground-up using a single Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designed by REELEX for REELEX. This “winding module” control system greatly simplifies the control system, and eliminates the need for multiple circuit boards without sacrificing any features or operational abilities.

Two-Stage Tension Control

Handle gently.

When used in combination with the G2 or G3 control system, REELEX’s UDA dancers feature HMI-programmable tension control via digital air regulator and high-flow cylinder. This means each product can have their ideal tension control map, helping to mitigate the effects of physical pressure placed on the cable at the crossover point. What does that mean? That means high performance data cables stay high performance, with less physical deformities.

New Anti-Reverse

A firm gentle grasp.

The new AR6 anti-reverse design eliminates multiple bend points by clamping the cable via soft, high-grip belts. These belts use even, distributed pressure and eliminate pinch-points. The AR6 design is ideal for high-performance twisted-pair cables, fiber optic cables, slick-jacketed products and solid-conductor wires.

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Stretch Wrap Module

Ready to contain.

Most REELEX machines can be ordered with an automated stretch wrap module which blows plastic stretch wrap film, adds tension and automatically cuts the film. This produces a finished coil that is fully wrapped and is easily handled.

The stretch wrap module is particularly useful for securing stiff, springy or flimsy products that easily can lose coil integrity during handling. Stretch wrap is also useful for securing coils so that they may be packaged at a later stage, or simply to create an extremely low-cost package.

EC Compliant Safety Guarding

Options for every level.

REELEX offers several safety options to meet local or corporate requirements. From EU (CE) compliant guarding with automatic shield actuation to pressure mats, the safety guard options are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.

If physical guarding is too restrictive or otherwise prohibitive, a proximity safety sensor can be installed to immediately stop the machine if a human gets too close while running. Pressure-sensitive mats are also optional which will prevent machine from running when the operator is present.

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Multiple Mandrel Sizes

The right tools for the job.

Because the inside diameter of the REELEX coil is determined by the mandrel size, the size and characteristics of a product need to be matched to the correct mandrel and endforms so that payout performance is ideal.

Larger, stiffer products are typically wound on a 10-inch (25.4cm) mandrel, while smaller products use either 4-inch (10.1cm) or 6-inch (15.2cm) mandrel sets. Typical mandrel sizes come in 2-inch increments, from 4-inches to 10-inches diameter. 8-inch (20.3cm) mandrels are standard on all REELEX equipment.


Online, and in unison with an AC-300 accumulator, the D-1500 will run up to 1,500 feet (457m) per minute producing up to eighty 1,000 ft (305m) coils in an hour. Offline, the D-1500 will produce 30 to 50 coils per hour depending on payoff speed, reel size and operator skill.


Maximum Spindle RPM750
Number of Spindles2
Online CapableYes
Coils per Hour (Offline)30 – 50 coils per hour Offline (varies with operator skill, payoff reel size and motorized payoff performance)
Coils per Hour (Online)Up to 80 coils per hour Online with an extruder. Will follow extruder speed up to 1,500ft/min (457m/min)
Operators Required1 or 2
ControllerCabinet mounted to back of frame includes "G3" PCB-based control system, I/O, power supply and REELEX drives. Unique "winding module" proprietary circuit board controls all equipment functions and is interfaced through a Red Lion Crimson HMI touchscreen. Unique HMI programming includes includes on-screen help, product recipe storage, REELEX packaging calculator, maintenance functions, machine setup, multilingual options and more.
MotorsTwo 5 HP (3.75 KW) DC, 1,750 RPM spindle motor and one 2 HP (1.5 KW) DC, 1,750 RPM traverse motor
Buffer SystemHigh-performance buffer with 15" sheaves suitable for products such as Category 6, 6A and Fiber Optics
CounterFootage counter mounted at output of dancer
Anti ReverseAutomatic Anti Reverse AAR-1 mounted at input of buffer
Length, Width, Height68” (173cm), 90” (229cm), 111” (282cm)
ColorEquipment is painted Sky Blue (RAL 5015) unless otherwise specified at time of order. Custom paint other than RAL 5015 is a extra charge option for new equipment.
Air-Supply Requirement70 psi (5 bar) minimum air supply required.
Power Supply Requirement230 v (+/- 10%), 3 phase, 40 amps, 50/60 Hz. Transformer is available upon request.
OptionsEC-compliant safety guarding. Stretch wrap module. Dual-air cutter system for strengthened cables. 6-inch (15.2cm) or 10-inch (25.5cm) mandrel sets.

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Pricing - Machine
Machine Base Price (Purchase)$164,700.00
Rent/Month (Rental)$2,405.00*
Crating Charge$1,500.00
Pricing - Options
10” Mandrel / 21” Endforms$5,515.00
EC Guarding$29,000.00
Pricing - Royalties
Royalty FeesSee Table and Information Here

All prices EXW, Patterson, NY, USA. Prices subject to change without notice. Prices effective Jan 1, 2019. *Rental prices and royalties adjusted annually per the CPI-U inflation index.


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