The RS1 is a single-spindle winding machine with variable-width traverse. Capable of winding REELEX coils or spools from a wide range of product sizes, the RS1 is well suited for small-scale manufacturers, distributors or specialty products such as small filaments or products that require special handling.



The Entry Level Machine that Does it All.

Ideal for manufacturers and distributors packaging a wide product variety, fiber optics, tubing or plastic filaments, the RS1 offers the ability to wind REELEX coils and spools or traditional coils on one machine. The variable-width traverse can be adjusted on the fly to accommodate various coil or spool sizes – allowing one machine to package a wide range of products.

RS1 Overview

Feet per Minute (Maximum)
Boxes per Hour
Operators per Machine

Overview Video

RS1 Line Layout

RS1 Operation


One Machine, Any Package

Every product supported.

The heart of the RS1 is a fully adjustable linear traverse. This traverse can produce either REELEX coils or linear winds like spools or traditional coils. Based on a high-performance linear motor, the RS1 traverse is precision controlled and can be adjusted on the fly or via product recipe. Coil widths from 4-inches (10cm) to 15-inches (38cm) can be accomodated.

RS1 can use standard or custom-designed mandrels and endforms so that every product produces an optimally-shaped coil. This is especially important for small-diameter products such as filament or fiber optics requiring narrower than standard profiles.

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.

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.

EC Compliant Safety Guarding

Included on all + Models.

Starting in 2020 with the new D-750+ and D-1500+ models, REELEX now includes standard enhanced safety guarding including automatic door actuation.

For machines where physical guarding is too restrictive or otherwise prohibitive, a proximity safety sensor is installed to immediately stop the machine if a human gets too close while running.

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Stretch Wrap Module

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.

Multiple Mandrel Sizes

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.


In unison with a motorized payoff and buffer/dancer, a RS1 Line can produce up to 20 coils (1,000ft/305m) per hour, or about 500 ft/min (150m/min) offline.

The RS1 is designed for maximum performance use in conjunction with the MMPO. This all-in-one machine is a highly-customizable delivery system that combines payoff, dancer, buffer and accessory components on one frame.

Built for the continuous start/stop cycles of REELEX coiling, the MMPO is designed for heavy duty, cyclic payoff and precise control of reels up to 30 inches (76cm) diameter.


Maximum Spindle RPM200
Number of Spindles1
Online CapableNo
Coils per Hour (Offline)15-30 (based on 1,000ft/305m coil length)
Operators Required1
TraverseLinear Motor-Driven Traverse. REELEX Priority P.I.D CPU Algorithms. 2000 Watt Brushless Servo Motor Drive CMMP-AS_C5 Festo 2500 V.A Single Phase.

Minimum stroke: 4-inches (10cm)
Maximum stroke: 15-inches (38cm)
Controller"G2" Industrial PC-based control system with integrated sliding control panel and LCD screen inside control cabinet featuring two speed control modes, real-time displays including program for troubleshooting and testing of all electronic and mechanical functions.
Fully customizable touchscreen HMI operator interface with on-screen help, product recipe storage and retrieval, REELEX packaging calculator, maintenance functions, machine setup, multi-langual options and more.
MotorsOne 1 HP (0.75 KW) DC spindle motor
Buffer SystemExternal
Anti ReverseExternal
Safety FeaturesProximity sensor included
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.


Pricing - Machine
Machine Base Price (Purchase)$79,500.00
Crating Charge$750.00
Pricing - Options
Stretch Wrap Module$4,500.00
10” Mandrel / 21” Endforms$5,970.00
EC GuardingSafety Sensor Included

All prices EXW, Patterson, NY, USA. Prices subject to change without notice. Prices effective Jan 1, 2020. *Royalties adjusted annually per the CPI-U inflation index.


FAQ and Knowledge Base

Yes! All REELEX machines are capable of adjusting coil parameters. REELEX II simply requires a larger hole size input. To make a REELEX II coil, increase the hole size setting until the REELEX II tube fits easily.

For more information on coil and package types, please see here.

Yes! All REELEX equipment accept signals from most brands of printers. Upon length reset, the printer will send a signal to the REELEX machine to stop (in the case of the D-750) or cut and transfer (in the case of the D-1500 and D-2050). More information can be found in your machine manual.

Yes, however you will likely be unable to achieve maximum performance from your REELEX machine. This is because underpowered payoffs spend more time accelerating or decelerating then running at full speed.  To achieve the specified rate of production from your REELEX machine, you must utilize a payoff that is capable of rapidly accelerating and decelerating a supply reel and keep it under control.

If you plan to use a non-REELEX payoff with REELEX coiling machines, the payoff must:

  • Have a four-quandrant regenerative DC drive.
  • Accept inputs from a 1K to 5K Ohm potentiometer signal from the UDA dancer.
  • Be designed for rapid acceleration and deceleration from stop to full speed approximately 30 times per hour.
  • Have adequate power to accelerate a full supply reel from stop to full speed in approximately 10 seconds.

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