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-quadrant regenerative DC drive.
  • Accept inputs from a 1K to 5K Ohm potentiometer signal from the 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.