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.

ProFlex is a patented technology whose use is administered through a current and signed license agreement.

All products packaged by ProFlex, whether REELEX coils or not, use unique technology licensed by REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.

ProFlex is part of the REELEX umbrella of patents, thus a current REELEX license agreement gives full rights to the use of ProFlex packaging.

No additional fees are payable to REELEX beyond those currently paid for the use of the REELEX system of patents.

Non-REELEX licensees must sign a separate license agreement to use ProFlex packaging. Royalty fees are indicated below. A US$3,500.00 one-time license fee is paid upon signing the license agreement.

Absolutely! ProFlex packaging is not restricted to just REELEX coils.

Get Started

First contact us. Let us know what type of product you are packaging and what your goals are. We will provide some ballpark pricing. Next, we will make samples of your product in REELEX packaging for your evaluation. If you like it and wish to become a licensee, you will need three things:

1. Sign a License Agreement

License Agreement

The REELEX License Agreement is a contract signed by all licensees for use of REELEX technology. More information on our licensing model can be found here.

License Fee

There is a one time License Fee of $7,500 associated with the signing of the License Agreement. This transaction indicates the acquisition of the license to produce REELEX packages.

OEMs and Private Labels

Alternatively, if you are having your product manufactured by a current licensee, you can also become a licensee by signing an trademark agreement.

2. Purchase or Rent a REELEX Machine

You will need a REELEX machine to produce REELEX coils.

3. Pay Ongoing Royalties

All REELEX licensees pay ongoing royalties which vary depending on machine type and overall REELEX output. Information on royalties can be found here.

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Like many licensing arrangements, the customer, or “Licensee”, pays REELEX system usage fees, or “royalties”, that are based upon the production capability of the REELEX coiling machines that they own or rent. These royalties are typically paid annually for those that own up to two REELEX machines, and monthly for those that rent equipment.

For large manufacturers operating three or more coiling machines, the annual fees are based upon a customer’s annual sales volume of REELEX packages. These are considered “variable” fees. More information on the Royalty schedule structure can be found here.

The Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

Simply put – because REELEX could not survive on machine sales alone. Our annual machine sales are not very many, and thus with 40+ employees the cost of running the business would force machine prices to be extraordinarily high. This would make the barrier to adopt REELEX much too expensive and nobody would buy machines.

Thus, if REELEX tried to survive from machine and part sales alone we would be out of business. Instead, REELEX sells machines “at cost”. This means that when REELEX sells a machine it includes material, labor, development costs and overhead, but no profit.

The Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

Fundamental to REELEX licensing is the concept of “know-how”. The REELEX coil and the methodology is trade secret, and has never been patented. This technology and surrounding intellectual knowledge including software programming, proprietary circuitry, formulas, calculations, algorithms, equipment designs and over 40 years of packaging expertise are all included under the “know-how” moniker.

License agreements signed in 2013 or later include global coverage. Previous to 2013, individual agreements were signed per country. For companies with multiple locations, we strongly recommend contacting us to sign the updated agreement, which greatly simplifies and modernizes the REELEX license contract. Contact us for more information.

No. You sign only one License Agreement. This agreement gives you full access to REELEX patents, trademarks, and know-how, including package designs, consultation, software, 40 years of packaging expertise and much more.

All License Agreements contain a “Most Favored Licensee” clause. This clause states that any changes to pricing will be made available to all licensees equally.

This guarantees you that you are paying the same prices for machines and fees as all other companies in your country. All companies, big and small, pay exactly the same amount for machinery, parts and fees.

In accordance with the license agreement, there are no available discounts or special deals available to you or your competitors. If there were, they would be offered to all licensees equally.

Because the REELEX system is a patented technology, the authorized use of these patents, associated trademarks and know-how is administered through the signing of a License Agreement and the paying of usage fees or “Royalties”.

This contract gives the Licensee full access to REELEX’s portfolio of patents and all trademarks associated with the REELEX system, while also entitling the Licensee to unique advantages and benefits guaranteed to them as long as the REELEX system is being utilized.

Royalty fees are collected from ALL REELEX licensees. Everyone with a D-750 pays the same fee regardless of how long they have been a customer, or how many machines they have. The small companies can compete equally with large companies with no favoritism. These royalties keep REELEX in business so we can continue to provide parts, service, know-how and decades worth of R&D to our customers. Without the royalty fee REELEX would be out of business very soon, and so would service and parts to support over 300 active REELEX machines, over 100 major cable producing facilities and thousands upon thousands of distributors around the globe.

License Agreement Obligation

According to the license agreement, all packages containing REELEX coils must have a REELEX trademark logo visible somewhere on the package.

License agreement language has changed subtly over the years, however all agreements include the following language. This is typically found in either Section VIII or Section XI and normally reads as follows:

“LICENSEE agrees that it shall label all Packages produced pursuant to this Agreement, whether labeled as being manufactured by the LICENSEE or private label or otherwise, with the “REELEX” trademark…”

Besides being contractually obligated via the license agreement to print the mark on all REELEX packages, this logo is an important indicator that your company produces quality product and that the package will perform the way installers expect it to.

Warning: It is essential that only cable packaged using REELEX equipment have the REELEX logo. Packages bearing the logo and not using REELEX technology will be considered a breach of the license agreement and may result in your REELEX license being revoked.

Cable Safety

The majority of counterfeit, knockoff and non-compliant twisted-pair cabling on the market today is sold in boxes that look just like REELEX packaging. To help educate the industry about these cables, REELEX has joined with the CCCA (Communications Cable and Connectivity Association), whose mission includes informing end-users about counterfeit and non-compliant cable.

These poor-quality cables use imitation REELEX coiling methods that knot, tangle and cause cable damage, while the cables themselves can cause significant issues ranging from signal loss to fire hazards.

Because REELEX packaging is the standard package for LAN and other low-voltage cable, the REELEX logo is one trademark that spans across manufacturers and regions across the globe.

This means that the REELEX logo is a clear signal to end-users, government officials and customs personnel that the cable inside the package is likely to be manufactured in compliance with laws such as the National Electric Code (NEC). CCCA has determined that the REELEX trademark is one standard which the industry as a whole can use to identify genuine cable to government, industry and safety organizations.

End-User Identification

The REELEX logo identifies to the installer that the package contains a genuine REELEX coil which will perform as expected and is far less likely to tangle or snag as products packaged using counterfeit REELEX methods. Furthermore, the REELEX logo is an indication to end-users that they are purchasing a genuine, quality product in a genuine, quality package from an honorable and honest company.

Import and Customs Risk

The REELEX logo has been recorded with Customs and Border Protection. Because the REELEX logo must be placed on the cable package regardless of manufacturer, ports of entry have been notified to specifically look for this logo and scrutinize closely any package that does not have this mark printed on the box. This means that boxes of cable that do not have the REELEX logo or are improperly printing the REELEX logo not under license have a greater chance of being identified as unsafe cable and not be allowed through US customs or otherwise be scrutinized by authorities. Manufacturers trying to import illegal or non-compliant cable with the REELEX logo visible may face legal action.

Patent Identification

The REELEX logo indicates that the coil is packaged using a patented and licensed method utilizing the intellectual knowledge of REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.

This logo protects the licensee’s investment in REELEX by indicating the utilization of the brand and thereby the legal protection, marketing advantages and authenticity of quality the REELEX brand logo represents.

Download for Printing

You can download the logo by filling out the use form here.

WARNING: It is essential that only cable packaged using REELEX equipment have the REELEX logo. Packages bearing the logo and not using REELEX technology will be considered a breach of the license agreement and may result in your REELEX license being revoked or risk legal action.

Labels for Purchase

In situations where private label cartons are supplied to the manufacturer without the REELEX trademark visible, REELEX offers holographic labels that can be placed anywhere on the package.

These can be ordered by contacting sales@reelex.com.

Part Number: LABEL-REELEXTM-HOLO-75X75
Price: US$0.10/ea.

Generally, no. The D-1500 is build for online applications and thus is recommended for most scenarios. This is because the D-750 must come to a complete stop for about 25 or 30 seconds at the end of each coil while the operator removes the full coil and starts the new coil.

However, if your extrusion line operates at a relatively slow speed (below 120 meters-per-minute or 400 feet-per-minute), the D-750 may be used. If so desired, an accumulator with enough capacity to accumulate the cable coming from the extruder during the coil removal process would be required.

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.

If you are currently having cable manufactured and packaged by a REELEX Licensee and your packages are not printed or labeled with the REELEX trademark logo, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to supply you with the logo.

Per the license agreement, all packages made using REELEX technology should have the logo affixed somewhere on the package.

OEM Trademark Usage

For OEMs who are using genuine REELEX technology via using a supplier licensee, REELEX offers a trademark license agreement. This agreement allows well-known OEMs to become genuine REELEX trademark licensees in exchange for committing to using only genuine REELEX licensees as suppliers. Besides ensuring that the packaging is genuine REELEX and is not under threat of patent infringement, this agreement allows REELEX to confirm that an OEM is lawfully using REELEX patents while helping promote the OEM’s brand.

OEM Trademark Agreement

In order to be fair to all parties, adding OEM to the licensee list would require OEM itself to become a licensee. By having signed a separate “OEM” license agreement with REELEX, the OEM would legally be identified as a licensee of REELEX’s trademarks (the OEM is already using REELEX technology via suppliers).

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.

It depends. G3 upgrades are available for older “G1” D-750 and D-510 REELEX machines. This upgrade takes one to three days to install and brings the latest electronics to your older REELEX machine. More information can be found here.

G3 upgrades for D-1000s and D-1500s are not supported at this time.