A further supply of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/66-159-6431 part number AUS004754RPR-85 to DAS Systems LTD in the Republic of Korea . DAS Systems supplies the ROK Navy.
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During February and March 2021 Hytec Inter Japan has purchased quantities of both the NATO Cordwheel and NATO Pack Reel for supply to their military clients in Japan.
A supply of a the Ruslyn NATO Hook & Line Reel NSN 8130/66-164-1146 part number AUS004754RHLR-11 has been completed to the NZDF. The supply was completed by our NZ distributors IntelCom Services who can be located at https://cordwheel.com/ruslyn-cordwheel-distributors/
Very Proud to see The Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel installed in a Montecito fire truck. These reels were supplied to the Montecito Fire Department by our US distributor TETAC Inc whose contacts can be viewed on the distributor page https://cordwheel.com/ruslyn-cordwheel-distributors/
HYTEC INTER Co.,Ltd Japan has been supplied with a shipment of NATO Cordwheels NSN 8130/66-153-3558.
Part number AUS004754-61. HYTEC INTER is a supplier to Japanese Military.
On 20/02/2021 DAS Systems LTD in the Republic of Korea, purchased a shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/66-159-6431 part number AUS004754RPR-85 for supply to the South Korea military.
This is the first supply of Ruslyn Reels to the Republic of Korea and hopefully many more to come.
In September 2020 the black Pack Reel part number AUS004754RPR-11 was NATO Codified and given NATO stock number (NSN) 8130/66-164-9356 and user listed as ZE New Zealand.
The black Pack Reel has been in service since November 2018, used world wide and now codified with NATO stock number 8130/66-164-9356.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel®, Pack Reel® and Hook & Line Reel® have been assessed by the “Australian Made” Committee as being manufactured in Australia using Australian components and assembled here in Australia.
Ruslyn Holdings is now authorised to use the “Australian Made” logo on all literature and the web.
Products may be viewed at:
The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel has been evaluated by the NTOA and has been given a silver status by testing personal:
Tested by a member from Florida
Ease of Use 4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.35
The Ruslyn Hook and Line Reel measures 9.5 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 4 inches thick. It is constructed of ABS plastic and is very lightweight. I initially filled it with 100 feet of 550 cord but there was still plenty of room so I added another 100 feet which fit perfectly without any issues. I then stripped the reel of the cord and loaded 300 feet of duplex 20 gauge firing wire onto the reel. The wire fit perfect. This reel is very versatile. The reel has a small handle you turn to wind the spool. It also has a center ring on the spool that turns to set the drag so that the cord or wire does not free spin and tangle. On the bottom of the reel is a guide to keep the cord or wire centered on the spool as you wind it back up. I have dropped the reel from a height of over 6 feet dozens of times, stood on it (i weigh 205 on a light day), thrown it against the wall and submerged it in water. There are a few small scuffs and slight gouges, but it still works great. The ABS plastic takes a beating and maintains its shape very well. I did not find any issues or limitations with this reel. I have used it during a Hook and Line training day with 550 cord and operationally to initiate a poof bag to dispose of gunpowder with firing wire. It worked great in both applications and is overall a very solid product.
The new Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel® has just been introduced to the worldwide EOD market. Samples have been sent to NZ, UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Estonia and South Africa.
This new hook & line reel is a very high quality rugged and lightweight reel holding up to 80m (262ft) of 3mm Dyneema cord. Empty weight is 390 grams (0.86 lb). The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel® is fitted with an adjustable clutch to control cord tension and prevent over-run and tangles.
Part number AUS004754RHLR-11 is colour black and NATO Codified (NSN) 8130/66-164-1146
Shipped in 20 reel cartons with a total weight of 10kg.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to announce that Surf Life Saving Western Australia are now using the Ruslyn Cordwheel in every surf life saving club on the west coast of Australia. SLS WA are using the Cordwheel to handle ropes and cables during beach activities
The tooling for injection molding of the Ruslyn Hook and Line Reel is progressing well and should be completed ready for production in August 2019. This lightweight hook & line reel will be exported world wide for use in EOD.
Orders have already been received from the FBI in the United States and military orders from the United Kingdom. An adjustable tensioner clutch has now been incorporated into the center axle of the reel. This will stop overrun and tangling of the cord.
The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel will be supplied blank with no cord as each user will have their own preferred cord.
Ruslyn Holdings has just completed a shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/66-159-6431
to Icar Distribuciones Ferreteras (IDF) in Madrid Spain.
IDF are suppliers of equipment to the security forces of the Spanish State.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel part number AUS004754-42 is now codified with NATO Stock Number (NSN) 8130-66-161-2121
The many users include emergency services, utilities and surf lifesaving. This reel is commonly mounted on the optional mount bracket AUS004754BKT which also has a NATO Stock Number (NSN) 5340-66-156-2603
On the 20th March 2018 the Australian Military Sales Catalogue was introduced by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.
Minister for Defence Industry.
Ruslyn Holdings was selected as an entrant into the catalogue as an exporter of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.
The Hon Christopher Pyne MP at the release of the 2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue
The Australian Military Sales Catalogue may be viewed at http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/DoingBusiness/Internationalengagementandexportsupport/AustralianMilitarySalesOffice/
All Securit exhibited the Ruslyn Pack Reel at the 2017 Milipol in Paris. All Securit is the distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel and a supplier of equipment to defence and homeland security in Switzerland and France.
T +41 21 653 83 10 M +41 79 431 25 20
1st shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/661596431 in November 2017 to our South African Distributor Northwest Explosive Technologies. Hopefully many more to come.
Cell:+27 (0) 82 311 5974
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
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.
L to R Jose E Arce (founder) and Jose Arce CEO of Arce Geofisicos with Ruslyn Cordwheels ready for field work
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.
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.
The United States National Tactical Officers Association has successfully completed field testing of the Ruslyn Pack Reel and it is now recommended as an approved product.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel is recommended by NTOA for use with hook and line cord, firing cable, detonator cord, paracord, comm lines and throw phone cable.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated
TETAC Incorporated is a disabled, veteran owned small business. TETAC consists of experienced engineers and explosive experts, who together, work to develop tools, tactics, and materials that increase the performance and safety of first responders and military personnel. TETAC has waterfront training facilities located in San Diego, CA. Manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA.
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
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
EOD UK exhibited Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on the Guartel Technologies stand at the London Counter Terror Expo held 29-30 April 2014.
EOD UK is our distributor in the UK.
Cliff Wright MIExpE
EOD UK Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1634 581525
Mobile: +44 (0)7780 990062
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
NATO Pack Reel
Black Pack Reel
Visited the EOD team at US Marine Corps Base Hawaii to demonstrate the Ruslyn Pack Reel.
This mini EOD reel is used worldwide by EOD, search, combat engineers, special forces and clearance divers as a hook & line small reel, det cord small reel, firing cable small reel and many other uses where small lengths of coil able products are used.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
NATO stock number (NSN)
EOD United Kingdom have a shipment of NATO Cord reels on order to supply the MOD. This shipment is traveling by sea freight and should arrive in the UK early March.
EOD UK supply both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel to EOD and CIED units within British Army, Navy and Air Force. The Cord reel is used as a comms reel, firing cable reel, det cord reel, rope reel and power supply cable reel. The Pack Reel is used as an army engineers small reel, search mini reel, EOD small reel, sigs small reel and as a clearance divers mini reel. This small reel is used for handling det cord, firing cable, hook and line as well as a small anchor rope reel.
Ruslyn Pack Reel
NATO stock number (NSN)
- Ruslyn Cordwheel
TETAC Inc USA have a large shipment of black Ruslyn Cordwheel AUD004754-11 on the way to San Diego to supply their military and industrial clients.
TETAC Inc being Ruslyn Holdings USA distributor supply the cord reel to EOD/CIED, Army, Navy, USMC, Air Force and clearance divers. TETAC Inc have also been successful in supplying the black cord reel to the audio visual industry in Hollywood.
As well as military supply, TETAC Inc are also promoting the Ruslyn Pack Reel to the US kayak fishing industry. This small reel is absolutely ideal for use as a kayak small anchor rope reel to increase the safety of kayak fishermen who have a constant safety problem with tangled kayak anchor rope when their kayak accidentally turns over.
Ruslyn Pack Reel
USA cord reel and small reel distributors
TETAC Inc USA may be contacted at www.tetacinc.com
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
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
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.
A recent photo received from the Middle East showing the Ruslyn Pack being used by a dismounted soldier. The military use this mini reel to enable tangle free handling of hook & line, det cord, firing cable, sigs cable, rope and wire. As a lightweight small reel it can be attached to webbing as shown or simply stored in a pack.
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.
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.
The Cordwheel and Pack Reel were exhibited at the DSEI 2013 Exposition in London by Distributors EOD UK. Both reels were displayed showing their usage as CIED reels and EOD reels. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel are used in CIED and EOD as Hook & Line reels, det cord reels, firing cable reels and communication cable reels. It will be interesting to see follow up by CIED and EOD Personnel post DSEI.
TETAC Inc who are the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel distributors in the USA are about to send out their yearly mailer catalogue. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel will be included this year.
Single Pack Reel Kit
Underwater Search Kit
The TETAC Vertical Clump Line Kit provides divers a vertical reference in the water column. May be used as a lost diver buoy, vertical robotic search line (column search), or as a ordnance reference buoy.
The TETAC Underwater Search Kit (Jack Stay Kit) provides all the tools necessary to conduct diver or robotic underwater Jack Stay search operations.
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.
Product Uses Page
No More Tangles
An article written in Maintenance News by Land Systems Division, Land Engineering Agency, Defence Materiel Agency (DMO) December 2012
For a number of years combat personnel have been
struggling with organising hook and line, cords
and cables. Soldiers had been using hand held fishing reels, tent pegs and pieces of wood. Ruslyn Holdings have been supplying the Cordwheel, NIN 66-153-3558 (see Figure 1) to the Australian Defence Force since 2006 and although suitable for its intended purpose, it is too large to be carried by the dismounted soldier. In identifying the requirement for a person pack reel, Defence now has a rugged and lightweight mini reel (see Figure 2) that overcomes those combat problems with carrying cords and cables. Primarily designed to meet the requirements of combat engineers, EOD, RASigs and clearance divers, the pack reel is chemical, impact and fire resistant, has no metallic components, is easy to operate, (even when wearing gloves) and can be used in all climatic/environmental conditions. During the initial trials this year, users were very exited with the many applications of the Ruslyn Pack Reel and with this positive responce Trunk Systems Batteries and Chargers (TSBC) has now introduced into service the Ruslyn Pack Reel, NIN 66-159-6431. The Ruslyn Pack Reel is suitable for carrying:
- DON-10 (WD-1A/TT)150 m
- ROPE (10 mm)14 m
- Hook & Line (3.5 mm)112 m
- Detonator Cord 38 m
- Size: 230 mm (diameter) x 62 mm (width)
- Weight: 375 gm (empty)
Further in formation is available on the Pack Reel page or the Australian Defence Force Logistics Manager
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
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
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.
One of the many uses for the Ruslyn Cordwheel in Battlespace Communications for WD-1TT
cable, optical fibre and cat cable
Further information is available on the Defence page
June 2013 Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Victoria State Emergency Service.
Victoria SES use the Ruslyn Cordwheel throughout Victoria regions for handling rope, hose and wire.
Exported a shipment of Pack Reels and Cordwheels to our New Zealand distributor InTELCOM.
InTELCOM supply NZ Army, Navy and Air Force with various types of equipment including the Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel.
Supplied a large shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Geoscience Australia.
Geoscience Australia will be using both the NATO Cordwheel and Emergency Services Cordwheel for handling their field cables.
Further information available on the uses page
May 2013. Exported the 1st shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels and Ruslyn Cordwheels to our UK distributor EOD UK.
EOD UK will be supplying the Pack Reel and Cordwheel to United Kingdom Defence.
Users will be EOD, Combat Engineers, Search, Special Forces, Sigs and Clearance Divers.
Supplied a quantity of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SAAB Systems Australia.
SAAB Systems will be using the Ruslyn Cordwheel as part of a supply of equipment to Defence.
Further information available on the uses page
December 2012 Exhibited with our distributor XTEK at the Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference in Sydney.
Much interest was shown by overseas visitors in the Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel which are used together as hand held reels with IED disposal and detection equipment. Both these reels are used as hook & line reels as well as det cord reels and firing cable reels. The Ruslyn Pack Reel is a particularly useful mini reel for EOD personnel when a small EOD reel is required
Further information available on the Product Uses page
Further information available on uses page
2012. SecureTech Conference and Tradeshow – Ottawa Canada SecureTech 2012, a two day public safety and security omnibus Conference and Exhibit, organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) held on October 30-31 2012, in conjunction with a major 20,000 square foot exhibit at the new Ottawa Convention Centre. SecureTech 2012 focused on three nations Canada, the UK and the US that share the majority of the same security and public safety concerns.
Ruslyn Holdings was represented by S4 Tactical and Defence who are distributing the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in Canada. The Pack Reel and Cord Reel were displayed showing capabilities as a hook & line reel, firing cable reel, det cord reel, comms cable reel and rope reel to Defense and Security.
Further information available at Uses page and Pack Reel page
November 2012. Exported a quantity of Ruslyn Pack Reels to U.S Army 221st EOD in Kuwait. 221st EOD will be using the Pack Reel for deploying hook and line, firing cable, det cord and comms cable. We are glad to be of service to the U.S Army with our mini reel.
More information available on Pack Reel page
October / November 2012. Attended the Australian Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne where our Distributors Xtek Ltd exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in both NATO colours and black. Much interest was shown by end users looking for a quality hand held cable reel such as the Cordwheel and a mini reel such as the Pack Reel.
Further information available on Uses page
August 2012. Shipment of black Cordwheel as well as Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to Victoria Police for use in EOD.
Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.
Export shipment of black Cordwheel to Lithuania for use in the Audio Video industry.
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July 2012. Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596433 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to United States Air Force EOD.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 which is a small and lightweight reel is proving of great interest to the United States Military.
Further information available on the Defence page
June 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Hema- Quebec in Montreal Canada. They will be using these reels in their blood and tissue laboratories.
Supplied Ruslyn Cordwheels and Pack Reels to Saab Systems Australia. They will be using these reels for the handling of sensitive cabling within Defence.
Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to North Dallas Radiation Oncology Center in Texas USA. They will be using these reels for handling specialised cabling in their radiation treatment rooms.
Further information available on the Users page
May 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to Ohio USA for deployment of Kayak anchor rope. This small cable reel is invaluable in the safe handling of Kayak anchor rope.
Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to the New Zealand Defence Force. NZDF will be using this mini reel to assist defence personnel with the handling of hook and line, detonator cord, shock tube, firing cable and comms cable. Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be assisting the NZDF with this small line reel.
Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SES Victoria who use these reels for deployment of cables and ropes throughout the state.
April 2012. Supplied a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels and Ruslyn Pack Reels to Explosive Protection Equipment in South Australia. EPE will be using these reels in their highly skilled and dangerous field of explosive ordnance disposal training schools
March 2012. The following article has been written in the Austin Bass Fishing on-line forum in the USA:
High Tech / Small / Military Grade Anchor Rope Cord Reel – Ideal for Kayaks!
I’ve finally found the ultimate anchor rope management cord wheel. Anchor rope management is a big problem for me and I have a Ranger Z19 bass boat. I’ve started fishing more open water, and anchor frequently when I find a hump or other structure that is holding fish. I hate having anchor rope all over the front deck, particularly when I am fishing or burning across the water at high speeds. It’s quite dangerous and a big hassle!
I’ve scoured the Internet looking for a small reel that is durable, and just haven’t been able to find anything. About six months ago, I found this company in Australia called Ruslyn Holdings that was creating a small cord wheel for military combat engineers, search
and rescue, special operations, etc.
This particular reel called the Ruslyn Pack Reel just came out of beta, and is now patented and being distributed in cases of 25 reels
to military organizations. I begged the Ruslyn CEO to sell me one reel, but he wouldn’t do it. But I kept begging him…
Finally he agreed to sell me 3 reels, which I received a few days ago. These things are awesome!
March 2012. Our export of Ruslyn Cordwheels has finally been delivered to our valued customer CTS in Canada. Delivery also arrived in Peru for our good friends at Arce Geofisicos.
Many samples of the Ruslyn Pack Reel have been made to prospective buyers in many parts of the world including Canada, USA, Peru and Hawaii.
February 2012. The Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130-66-159-6431 is finally in production and in service with Australian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Exports of the Ruslyn pack Reel have been made to Canada and the USA
Supplies of the Ruslyn pack Reel have also been delivered to Tasmania, Victoria and NSW.
December 2011. The Ruslyn Pack Reel tooling is almost complete and we expect production to commence around mid January. This small reel has now been Codified by the Defence Department and has been given the NATO Stock Number 8130/661596431. We are accepting pre-production orders.
Further information available on Pack Reel page
October 2011. We have received our first overseas order for the Ruslyn Pack Reel® from a Police Department in Indiana USA.
This Police Department will be using the Pack Reel® in their SWAT Team as a mini hook & line, firing cable mini reel, det cord mini reel and signals cable mini reel. Tool machining is on schedule and production of the Pack Reel® will commence within 3 weeks.
Another shipment of the Ruslyn Cordwheel® has just been delivered to the Australian Defence Department for distribution to Army, navy and Air Force where it is used for multiple purposes.
Further in formation is available at Uses page and Pack Reel page
September 2011. Another export sale to Mechron Power Systems Canada.
Mechron Power Systems supplies the NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel 8130/661533558 to their defense clients and are a very large international supplier of electrical equipment to industry and the military.
Mechron can be found at http://www.mechron.com/homepage.asp
Further information at Uses page
Tooling for the Ruslyn Pack Reel AUS004754RPR-85 is progressing well and expected production is scheduled to commence by the end of October. There are many potential uses around the world waiting on this innovative mini hand held reeling device. Colours have been finalized with Army and will be a beige spool (8) with khaki (5) centre handle.
Further information at Pack Reel page
August 2011. Electrical Agencies in Tasmania have become the latest distributors of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. Electrical Agencies will be supplying the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel to Tasmanian Emergency Services, Energy Suppliers and Industry. We look forward to a rewarding association with this well respected company.
Trials of the Ruslyn Pack Reel have just been successfully completed by the Australian defence School of Signals. The School is sponsoring the NATO codification of this small reel which will consequently be put into service.
20 EOD Squadron out of Brisbane is using the Ruslyn Pack Reel in trials at Woomera South Australia. This little cable reel is proving to be a very useful piece of equipment for the soldier in the battlefield.
Ruslyn Pack Reel tooling production has commenced here in Sydney and will be completed within 6-8 weeks. Once completed and successfully tested, production will commence and stock distributed to all that have been waiting for this small cable reel. Enquiries have been received from USA, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Peru and Colombia.
July 2011. The Pack Reel is currently being trialed by Army EOD in Brisbane for use as a hook & line reel, det cord small reel and firing cable reel. Reels have just been returned by army combat engineers who were using them in trials in northern Australia to evaluate usage in the field. Reports are extremely positive and the Pack Reel will be introduced into service.
Further information available on Pack Reel page
July 2011. Two Ruslyn pack Reels have been given to the Army School of Signals in Victoria to evaluate their use as a small cable reel to run out short lengths of Don 10 (WD-1A/TT). The Ruslyn pack Reel has now been looked at as an additional piece of mini cable handling kit which will overcome many problems in the field. We are confident that this Australian made mini cable reel will eventually become a standard part of a soldiers kit.
July 2011. An Unsolicited Proposal of the Ruslyn pack Reel has been presented to Defence for evaluation by Army, Navy and Air Force. Results of the mini reel proposal will be known shortly.
June 2011. The Australian Army Combat Engineers have taken 2 prototype Ruslyn Pack Reels on excersize to evaluate functionality. This unique small and lightweight pack reel is used for handling Hook & Line, Detonator Cord, Firing cable and Don 10. The Ruslyn pack Reel is specifically designed to overcome certain problems being experienced by operational defence personnel in Army, Navy and Air Force.
June 2011. A large shipment has just been completed to the Australian Defence Department of the green/black Ruslyn Cordwheel hand held reel NSN 8130-66-153-3558
June 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.
March 2011. Australian Defence Suppliers News has just been released with an interesting article about the Ruslyn Pack Reel. Link to the article may be viewed at http://www.defencesuppliers.net.au/news/reel-it-in
February 2011. Export shipment to Arce Geofisicos in Peru of Ruslyn Cordwheels. Arce Geofisicos is a leading geophysical contracting and consulting firm with 49 years of experience. The company uses our hand held cable reels to deploy recover and store their many cables.
February 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.
We are currently developing a Facebook page for Ruslyn Holdings where we will be able to demonstrate the attributes of both the Ruslyn Cordwheel cable reel and the Ruslyn Pack Reel which is designed for use by dismounted soldiers.
January 2011 received an enquiry from FLIR International out of Boston USA. FLIR are a major supplier of thermal imaging equipment to defense and industry. A sample Ruslyn Cordwheel has been supplied to FLIR for cable reel evaluation.
December 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.
In 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.
On 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.
Ruslyn Holdings Pty Ltd has developed the Ruslyn Pack Reel® which is a small hand held cable reel for use by dismounted infantry. Prototypes have been produced for demonstration to Army. This mini reel meets all the requirements of Defence to handle 100m (328’) of 3.5mm Hook and Line low stretch high strength pull line. It will also handle 75m (246’) firing cable, 35m (115’) detonator cord, 130m (426’) WD-1A/TT (Don 10) communication cable as well as 20m (65’) of 8mm rope. This is an exciting development as no such specialised small cable reel is available to Defence anywhere in the world. The Ruslyn Pack Reel® is a hand held ergonomic mini cable reel which is extremely rugged and weighs under 400 grams. This small cable reel has no metallic components. Ultimately we would like to supply the Ruslyn Pack Reel to US army and USMC as well as all NATO countries. Currently we are looking for a Defence fleet manager to codify the Ruslyn Pack Reel® with a NATO stock number. The part number for the Ruslyn Pack Reel is AUS004754RPR. This small reel is intellectually property protected and will be manufactured in Australia using recyclable materials.
A recent request for quotation (RFQ) has been received from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to supply the Ruslyn Cordwheel for cable handling use within MWSS-271 EOD.
Another company recently appointed as a distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel here in New South Wales Australia is the MTi Group.
MTi Group is a market leader in Industrial Supplies and Mining Consumables and supplies the Ruslyn Cordwheel to deploy retrieve and store a range of their measuring tapes and ropes. Within their two divisions, MTi Mining and MTi Industrial, there is an extensive range of products aimed at servicing the mining, oil & gas, transport, power generation and shipping industries amongst others. MTi Group is a wholly owned and operated Australian company with state offices in Queensland and New South Wales and representation in the USA with a registered office in Wyoming. MTi Mining specialise in Drill and Blast Consumables including: gas bags, blastbag plugs, air bags, blast hole liners, borehole plugs, blast hole stabilisers, explosive retainers, and other mining products.
ORC 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.