Vipfish OÜ is the Estonian distributor of the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel
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.
USA National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) completes testing and evaluation of the Ruslyn Cordwheel
Tester 1 of 2
Tested by a member from Wisconsin
Ease of Use 4
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.55
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is the absolute best way to store, deploy, and pick up rope, cable, wire, det cord, shock tube and small-diameter hose. The design is simple, but brilliant. Reeling in couldn’t be easier. Since receiving this reel for testing, I have browsed stores for similar products to compare it to. There are many look-a-likes on the market, but they feel cheap and fragile in my hands when compared to the Ruslyn. The Ruslyn has survived drops from waist height onto concrete while loaded with 50 feet of air hose. The design allows for easy stacking for organized storage of multiple reels. After testing this reel, I wanted to purchase one for every cord, hose, rope and linear object on our truck. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is the sticker shock when I shopped for more. The price is steep, but I guess you get what you pay for!
Tester 2 of 2
Tested by a member from Missouri
Ease of Use 5
Cleaning & Maintenance 5
Individual Score 5
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a versatile reel and can be used for numerous applications. I especially feel the option of stacking several wheels is handy, even though I only had one. I could see this feature being beneficial by taking up a smaller footprint. Putting electrical cord is nice even though it recommends unwinding it all. I see why this is important with electrical cord. The electrical cord winds fairly easily and keeps it from getting tangled. The wheel could be used for phone line for a negotiator phone for and extended reach as most phones have their own wheel/roller. If my department had rolls of rope in each patrol car, this would be beneficial to keep the rope neat and tidy while in the trunk of a cruiser for rescues. I actually might let the Lake Patrol Officer use it on the boat in the summer. The center where you grab and reel the wheel is very easy to use and a great design. It makes quick work of winding. I believe this might be of use for SWAT teams, along with the smaller version. Can’t wait to see if it is beneficial for the SWAT or Lake Patrol. I believe this would work well for crime scene tape and is definitely a better option than the boxes the tape comes in.
Black – part number AUS004754-11
NATO stock number (NSN) 8130/661533558 part number AUS004754-61
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.
Ruslyn Pack Reel in operation in Iraq – supplied by EOD UK
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:
Pincher Creek, AB,CA
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.
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.
The Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated.
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
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.
US Navy Underwater kit
Our distributor in the UK exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel at the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 15 – 18 September 2015.
EOD UK together with Guartel Technologies is a supplier of defence equipment to the UK Ministary of Defence (MOD). EOD UK have been supplying the Cord Wheel and Pack Reel to various areas within UK military for a number of years.
Our shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® has just been received by Vipfish OÜ in Tallinn Estonia
Vipfish OÜ specializes in the supply of special equipment and materials for the Defense, Police and Rescue Board in Estonia.
Vipfish OÜ are offering Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® as the best solution for cable management to their clients. Vipfish OÜ may be contacted at:
telephone number +372 5309 7201
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.
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.
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
This is an article written by the Australian Defence Department in March 2006 just after the Cordwheel was introduced into service.
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com.
Further information available on the uses page
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.
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
An introduction to our United Kingdom distributor – EOD UK
EOD UK recently joined our worldwide distributor network to promote the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
EOD UK specialises in explosive ordnance disposal, counter terrorist, search, improvised explosive device disposal, maritime, aviation and venue security.
The EOD UK client base includes non-government organisations, military, media, manufacturing companies, commercial EOD companies, security companies, the financial sector and facilities management companies.
For further information contact Cliff Wright Director EOD UK Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1634 581525
We are proud to announce a quantity delivery of the Ruslyn Cordwheel to the Australian Federal Police. The reels they required were black with part number AUS004754-11.
These cord reels are proudly manufactured in Australia by Ruslyn Holdings Sydney.
Visited 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.
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