Development of the Ruslyn H&L Reel July 2017

On request from defence the lightweight Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel has been developed to replace the heavy metal reel
currently in service.
The new reel is 150mm in diameter with a weight of 350 grams. It is rugged and ergonomic and has been NATO codified
NSN 8130-66-164-1146. Capacity is 65m of 3mm Dyneema rope.
The Ruslyn H&L Reel is manufactured in Australia, IP registered and currently being evaluated by Australian, US and
UK defence Forces.

Vipfish OÜ Estonia to supply Latvian Defense May 2017

Vipfish OÜ is the Estonian distributor of the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel

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Vipfish OÜ Estonia is a defense supplier to Latvian Defense and other defense organizations in the Baltic. Recently Vipfish OÜ received an order from Latvia Defense for firing cables fitted to the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel, proudly manufactured in Australia.

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NATO March 2017

NATO delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday (26 March 2017). Financed by NATO’s Defence Capacity Building Trust Fund, the equipment is an important contribution to Iraq’s efforts to fight terrorism and protect civilians. Speaking at a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on Friday (31 March), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the delivery, saying “one of our best tools in the fight against terrorism is training local forces… this equipment will help save lives.”
This kit includes 2 Ruslyn Pack Reels NSN 8130/661596431

At Iraq’s request, NATO agreed in July 2015 to provide defence capacity building support in a number of areas, including countering improvised explosive devices, explosive ordnance disposal and demining, security sector reform, military medicine and civil military planning.

In 2016, NATO trained over 350 Iraqi officers in Jordan, and at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016, Allies agreed to expand this training into Iraq itself. Since January 2017, NATO advisers have been working in the country, overseeing training activities and working with the Iraqi authorities to reform their security institutions. NATO’s presence in Iraq includes a core team and mobile training teams.

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NATO recently delivered 1000 sets of firing cable which were supplied on the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Pack Reel.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be part of this supply.

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Ruslyn Pack Reel in operation in Iraq – supplied by EOD UK

The Cunningham “Chironomid” January 2017

Cunningham Boats located in Pincher Creek Alberta Canada has just released the Cunningham Chironomid, a fly fishing trimaran with a central canoe hull designed for stability and comfort. This unique lightweight boat incorporates 2 Ruslyn Pack Reels as the anchor reel system.
The Founder Joe Cunningham has tested this boat under all conditions where it has proven to be a very stable and safe water craft. Cunningham Boats can be contacted at:
cunninghamboats.ca
Pincher Creek, AB,CA
(403) 627-9865

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Summer Edition NTOA The Tactical Edge

The United States National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) summer edition of The Tactical Edge publishes the testing results for the Ruslyn Pack Reel on page 72 which is a good review with a score of 4
The NTOA Member Tested & Recommended Program is a valuable program highlighting equipment available to law enforcement in the USA.

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Exports – October 2016

October 2016 has been a very busy month with export supply of Cordwheels and Pack Reels to New Zealand, Britain, Germany, Hungary and Israel. Most to defence related usage.

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US Public Safety Diver July 2016

A recent image of a United States public safety diver using the Ruslyn Pack Reel in underwater training. The Pack Reel is used to deploy hook and line, det cord, firing cable, paracord, communication cables, wire and rope.

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The Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated.

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TETAC Inc
www.tetacinc.com
Tel: +1 855 838 2246

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US Navy Underwater Kits – January 2016

TETAC Inc is the USA Distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
As a supplier to the US Navy, TETAC has produced a unique underwater kit which incorporates both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel.

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Milipol Paris – November 2015

All Securit of Switzerland has exhibited the Ruslyn Pack Reel at this years Milipol Exhibition in Paris November 17 – 20
Milipol Paris presents in a single exhibition, the know-how and innovations of every theme related to internal State security.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be represented by All Securit in France and Switzerland.

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All Securit Switzerland – October 2015

We are proud to announce that All Securit of Switzerland is our latest distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
All Securit is a supplier of specialized equipment to Defence and Law Enforcement to both Switzerland and France.

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http://www.allsecurit.ch/
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EOD Global Conference Washington DC – July 2015

TETAC Incorporated are the US Cordwheel and Pack Reel distributors for Ruslyn Holdings Australia and are attending the 2015 EOD Global Conference in Washington DC in late July. TETAC will be meeting many existing and prospective uses of both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel and demonstating the unique products that they supply to the EOD/CIED community.cord wheel

 

 

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US Marine Corps Base Hawaii EOD – May 2015

On the 12th May 2015 we once again visited the EOD personnel at the US Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay to discuss the Ruslyn Pack Reel and its uses within EOD and dive teams. It was great to see the guys and leave them with some “reeling in the world” caps and a NATO Pack Reel. We also left them a catalog from CTS in Montreal and TETAC out of San Diego. Both are valued distributors of the Cordwheel and Pack Reel. The EOD team are currently evaluating the world renowned CTS Disrupter System. They were very interested to hear that TETAC has recently supplied the Cordwheel and Pack Reel to US Navy dive teams.
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Samples sent to Vipfish OÜ – Tallinn, Estonia – April 2015

Vipfish OÜ is an Estonian supplier of military equipment. The company is currently working on a tender to supply firing cable and is looking to incorporate the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack reel in the tender.
A sample of both the NATO Cordwheel (NSN) 8130/661533558 and NATO Pack Reel (NSN) 8130/661596431 have been shipped to Estonia for evaluation.
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Visiting Arce Geofisicos Lima Peru December – 2014

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L to R Jose E Arce (founder) and Jose Arce CEO of Arce Geofisicos with Ruslyn Cordwheels ready for field work

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L to R Russell Maddern CEO Ruslyn Holdings, Lyndal Maddern Ruslyn Holdings Company Secretary and Jose Arce CEO Arce Geofisicos

We had the great pleasure of visiting our esteemed client Jose Arce at Arce Geofisicos and meeting his father and staff at the company headquarters in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
Arce Geofisicos commenced operations in 1960 and was founded by Jose E Arce. The company has over 54 years extensive experience in areas such as Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Arce Geofisicos has completed more than 1140 geophysical surveys, with over 463 mineral deposits, over 116 groundwater aquifers and more than 230 geotechnical surveys studied up to date (October 2013).
The geophysical methods offered for mining, groundwater, engineering and archaeological applications are: self-potential, micro-gravity, magnetics, radio-metrics, induced polarization, electrical resistivity, electro-magnetics, seismic refraction tomography, MASW, ground penetrating radar.
Arce Geofisicos use the Ruslyn Cordwheel extensively in their field operations.

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Visiting Boston Police Special Operations Division – November 2014

Met with two Officers of the Boston Special Operations Division (SWAT) on November 28, 2014 to demonstrate the Ruslyn Pack Reel which is being introduced to the US Special Operations community by the NTOA in the winter edition of The Tactical Edge publication.
I would like to thank the Boston Special Operations Division for their kind hospitality and wish them all a safe and rewarding 2015.
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Visiting Niagara Regional Police Service – November 2014

We met with two senior Police Officers from the Emergency Task Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit, to discuss and demonstate the functions of the Ruslyn Pack Reel. The department was impressed with the concept of this small reel and were going to speak with their supplier CTS in Montreal.
This visit to the Niagara Police Department was very memorable and enjoyable. We wish them all the best for 2015.

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Visiting S4 Tactical & Defence Quebec City – November 2014

Unfortunately after a long return bus trip from Montreal to Quebec City S4 Tactical & Defence was a no show after a pre arranged meeting?
They are now being reviewed as a suitable distributor for the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. We have many distributors around the world and we are very proud of our relationships.
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Visiting CTS Montreal Canada – November 2014

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Sales and Marketing Dept. Tel: +1 450.641.5119 x 5705

On November 20th 2014 we visited our Canadian friends and distributors at CTS in Montreal.
CTS are worldwide suppliers of IED and unexploded ordnance disrupters and are leaders in the industry. CTS proudly uses the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in their disrupter kits.

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Land Forces – Brisbane Australia – September 2014

Ruslyn Holdings attended Land Forces Brisbane Australia on September 22 – 25 and exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel with our distributor XTEK Limited.
XTEK had a large stand exhibiting products from numerous suppliers and many very interesting people including users of the Cordwheel and Pack Reel visited the stand . Our Canadian distributor CTS also attended and displayed their EOD products. It was a pleasure meeting the CEO of CTS after so many years of working together.
All in all it was a most successful expo.

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The busy XTEK stand at Land Forces 2014 Brisbane Australia
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SIG SAUER was a very popular exhibitor on the XTEK stand
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CTS CEO Marin Tanase came all the way from Canada to exhibit their EOD disrupter. One of many products CTS manufactures. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel are visible in the background
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Some of the XTEK team members demonstrating products on the stand
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End of a long tiring day. Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on display

EMEX New Zealand 31st May 2014

Our New Zealand distributors InTELCOM exhibited at the Engineering, Machinery and Electronics Exhibition (EMEX) May 31st – June 2nd at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.
InTELCOM displayed both the Cordwheel and the Pack Reel at this Expo.
InTELCOM Services Ltd has been supplying a range of RF and tactical solutions to New Zealand Defence, Govt, Telcos and the Broadcasting sector since 1960. They have strong ties with Defence and other key Govt agencies supplying a range of specialist equipment. InTELCOM offer a local marketing, sales, installation, manufacturing, repair and technical support in New Zealand with a proven track record. They also have a full cable manufacturing and repair capability up to 30GHz.
www.intelcomservices.com Tel: +64 4 586 1212
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London Counter Terror Expo April 2014

EOD UK exhibited Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on the Guartel Technologies stand at the London Counter Terror Expo held 29-30 April 2014.


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EOD UK is our distributor in the UK.
Contact:
Cliff Wright MIExpE
EOD UK Ltd
www.eoduk.com
Tel: +44 (0)1634 581525
Mobile: +44 (0)7780 990062

 

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GSA Schedule March 2014

The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States Government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, and other management tasks.

TETAC Incorporated located in San Diego California has applied to have the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel listed on the GSA Schedule. Once listed, the GSA Schedule will enable purchasing of the Cordwheel (cord reel) and Pack Reel (small reel) by government departments including the DoD, an easy process.
TETAC are currently meeting in Virginia with the EOD Equipment Review Board. The board consists of all 4 branches located at NAVTECHDIV. The Cordwheel and Pack Reel will be demonstrated to the Equipment Review Board. The Cordwheel (cord reel) will be demonstrated as a rugged hand held reel which can handle and store many types of cables, rope and wire. The cord reel will also be demonstrated as a large tactical pull line reel. This reel was developed in Australia to meet requirements of the Australian Defence Force and is used by Army, Navy and Air Force. The green cord reel is NATO codified NSN 8130/661533558. The black cord reel is used in AV and deep clearance diving. The yellow cord reel is used in any area where high visibility of equipment is required.
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The Pack Reel (small reel) is being demonstrated to the Equipment Review Board as a hand held lightweight rugged mini reel developed for the dismounted soldier. This small reel was developed in Australia to meet requirements for EOD/CIED, search, combat engineers, clearance divers and sigs. As a mini hand held reel it is currently used worldwide by Army, Navy and Air Force. The Pack Reel is used as a hook & line small reel in medium tactical pull line kits, as a detonator cord small reel, a firing cable small reel, a small rope reel and signals cable small reel.
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TETAC Incorporated may be contacted at:
2726 Shelter Island Drive,
#132 San Diego, CA 92106
Tel (855) 838-2246
TETAC Incorporated Cordwheel and Pack Reel product information

Maintenance News 2006

This is an article written by the Australian Defence Department in March 2006 just after the Cordwheel was introduced into service.

 

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The Ruslyn Cordwheel

Reeling problem resolved?

A RODUM articulating a capability deficiency identified there was no lightweight reeling devices available for unit members to order through the system.

RODUM 20011310 and 20011995 refer to the incidence where damage has occurred to deployable fibre optic cables and associated drums. An engineering change proposal (ECP) was raised to solve the problem, and the Ruslyn Cordwheel, NSN 8130/661533558 was identified as a solution.

Another problem identified was that it is simply not practical to use the Battlefield Telecommunication etwork (BTN) 300-metre optical fibre cable assembly when associated communications equipment are located within few metres of the main BTN assemblages.

Another ECP identified the Ruslyn Cordwheel and a 10-metre fibre optic cable will be included in the revised CES for the Circuit Switch Assemblage and SATCOM Terminal Assemblage.

The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a hand held, compact, lightweight (785 grams), rugged and stackable reeling device made from UV stabilised and recyclable impact resistant polypropylene spool and a plastic handle.
Cable can be collected or reeled out quickly and efficiently allowing tangle free safe handling and storage. Ruslyn Cordwheels are able to be stacked vertically or on their sides for easy storage.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a simple and easy to deploy reeling device with the potential for many more applications. It has been introduced into service to meet the requirements of the above RODUM and ECP and is open to the rest of the deployable defence user community.

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Whether BCOG will continue to support the capability outside the BTN requirement will depend upon responses from users.
Towards the end of this calendar year (October – November 2006) BCOG will be sending out a questionnaire to the major users requesting feedback on its application.
Some identified applications for the Ruslyn Cordwheel are to reel and store:

  • COMMS (DON10) 350 m
  • Data (CAT 5) 175 m
  • Power Supply 30 m (15 Amp)
  • Rope 50 m (10 mm)
  • Fibre Optic
  • Audio Video cable
  • Air hose
  • wire

Any feedback on the Ruslyn Cordwheel is valued. We need ‘your input’ via RODUM or email to the National Fleet Manager James McCloskey at james.mccloskey @defence.gov.au.

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For more information and the supplier’s details the web site is www.cordwheel.com
Solutions to problems can only be found after the problem has been clearly identified. This trial should identify if the Ruslyn Cordwheel helps with reeling out cable, and whether BTN equipment can be deployed better with the new CES.
The POC is WO2 Martin Fisher, BCOG on tel: (03) 9292 4198 or email: martin.fisher1@defence.gov.au.

Further information available on the uses page

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The NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 is now used within JP2089 for handling 100 metres of armor sheathed
fibre optic cable.
This cord wheel has many uses in defence and we are proud that it solves a fibre optic cable problem that was being
experienced by JP2089.

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NATO cord reel with black cord reel and yellow cord reel together with the optional cord reel mount bracket

Further information available on the uses page

Thinlight Sweden – Distributor

ThinLight Sweden AB are now distributors of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
ThinLight are using the cordwheel and small reel in their portable LED cable lighting kits. ThinLight will also be promoting the cordwheel and small reel in Sweden and Norway for use by defence, homeland security, emergency services and industry. The cordwheel will be promoted at a cable reel, AV reel, rope reel, barrier tape reel, wire reel and hose reel. The small reel will be promoted as a hook & line reel, det cord reel, firing cable reel, sigs reel, AV reel, rope reel and wire reel. Ruslyn Holdings are hoping for much to come from a partnership with Thinlight throughout Sweden, Noway and the rest of Europe.

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ThinLight Sweden are developing a portable ThinLight system incorporating the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.
The cord wheel will be used for longer lengths of the illuminated ThinLight cable and the mini reel for shorter lengths of ThinLight cable.

Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2013

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mining tagg reelmining mitimeasure reelVisited the mining expo at the Sydney Showground and spoke to many people interested in the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. The Ruslyn Cordwheel was demonstrated as a hand held rugged and lightweight reel used extensively as a dipping weight reel, surveyors rope reel, barrier tape reel, safety rope reel, extension cable reel, wire reel, power cable reel, test cable reel, rope reel and cable reel. The Ruslyn Cordwheel is used in mining for handling many coil-able products in Australian, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia and other countries around the world.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel was demonstrated as a test cable reel, cord reel, tape reel and able to handle any shorter lengths of coil-able products.
Product Uses Page

DMO – On Target

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REELING IN DEFENCE

When you think of SME’s, they don’t come any smaller than Ruslyn Holdings Pty Ltd.
Established in Sydney in 1989, Ruslyn is a family owned company employing just four people.
The company has been working as a Defence Recognised Supplier since 2005.
With Projected ramp-up in DMO procurement activity over the next 10 to 15 years, Ruslyn is
typical of enterprises that may play a larger part in supplying to DMO during replacement or update
to a huge part of the ADF’s capabilities.
Being a small personalised company, the staff who run the company know everything about their
products, and are involved across the board in assembly, packing and distribution. It also enables
them to maintain a high quality product, right through from research and development, to
manufacturing, to production.
Ruslyn are able to maintain an up close and personal relationship with Defence and DMO and use
this to their advantage by corresponding personally with numerous areas in Defence to promote
awareness of their company and products.
The company’s mission is to supply high quality Mil spec, ergonomic, hand held reeling devices to
Worldwide Defence, Emergency Services, Aerospace, Mining, Maritime, Broadcast, Energy,
Geophysics and other industries.
They are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Ruslyn Cordwheel primarily to
Defence and Emergency Services. The reel is used by Army, Navy and Air Force in Signals,
Battlespace Communications, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Clearance Diving, Special Operations
and Aerospace. It is currently being used in the Middle East.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is an ergonomic hand held, compact, Lightweight (785 grams), rugged and
stackable reeling device for the efficient handing and storage of cable, rope, hose, wire, chain and
barrier tape.
The reel is UV stabalised and recyclable impact resistant polypropylene spool and plastic handle.
Cable can be collected or reeled out quickly and efficiently allowing tangle free safe handling and
storage.
Ruslyn Cordwheels are able to be stacked vertically or on their sides for easy storage. The reel is a
simple and easy to deploy reelinf device with potential for many mor applications. It has been
introduced into service and is open to the rest of the deployable defence community.
Current customers of the reel are Defence Materiel Organisation, Rural Fire Service, State
Emergency Service and Police and Rescue.
The targets for Ruslyn Holdings at present are the Australian Defence Force and Emergency
Services, as well as NATO member countries including United States Department of Defense, and
the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. Recently the company has been listed as a supplier to the
New Zealand Defence Force, with the first shipment of reels being sent early November.

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One of the many uses for the Ruslyn Cordwheel in Battlespace Communications for WD-1TT
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Further information is available on the Defence page

 

Fluro green/black hand held Ruslyn Cordwheel

Ruslyn CordwheelJune 2011. Shipped a special production run of fluro green/black hand held Ruslyn Cordwheel to the MTi Group who will be supplying this reel to the mining industry for the handling of measuring tapes and temperature probes used in drilling operations. The fluro green/black Ruslyn Cordwheel is manufactured exclusively for the Mti Group.

Export to AngloGold in Bogata Colombia

Ruslyn Mining CordwheelFebruary 2011. Export to AngloGold in Bogata Colombia of a shipment of our hand held cable reels for use in mining exploration. The Ruslyn Cordwheel will be used for deployment of seismic cables during geophysics studies for future gold deposits in Colombia. The Ruslyn Cordwheel were recommended by Arce Geofisicos in Peru who use our hand held cable reel in their geophysics industry.

Australian Army commands at Victoria Barracks Sydney

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelDecember 2010 was very interesting as we met with Australian Army Commands at Victoria Barracks Sydney where we were able to demonstrate our small cable reel. The Ruslyn Pack Reel was viewed with much interest by numerous Commanders from various units as they are in need of a mini reel to handle hook & line, firing cable, detonator cord and WD-1A/TT (Don 10). They were excited that a small reel such as the Ruslyn Pack Reel could be made in Australia.

Land Warfare Conference

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelIn November 2010 we attended the Land Warfare Conference where discussions were held with Australian and overseas defence suppliers regarding our small cable reel. We also met with a number of Australian Army personnel and discussed minor changes to the Ruslyn Pack Reel. It was decided to incorporate 2 slots in the rear of this mini cable reel for webbing strap retention.

Australian Industry and Defence Network

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelOn September 19th we attended the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) anniversary dinner where we met an Australian army brigadier. Through this contact we were able to meet with a variety of army personnel to discuss the development of the Ruslyn Pack Reel. We were also able to demonstrate the mini cable reel to UK defence.

ORC AB – distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel in Sweden

Ruslyn CordwheelORC AB is the newly appointed distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel® in Sweden.
ORC supply the Ruslyn Cordwheel for the deployment, retrieval and storage of tethering ropes used with their pollution boom systems.
ORC AB is a renowned supplier to the world of incident response products and systems and recently completed extensive oil pollution work in the Gulf of Mexico.