The newly redesigned mechanical and electronic aircraft cable cord minder includes an on board Micro USB charging port, integrated mounting tab, and greatly improved durability and longevity.
RTF recently tested the new electronic retractable tether and found the results to indicate a strong increase in the number of pulls over earlier versions.
Recoilers are installed behind retail store displays and through constant customer interaction, recoilers undergo extreme conditions and therefore have a tendency to wear and break down leading to false alarms along with customer and staff frustration.
RTF Recoiler Tester
The engineering team at RTF recently overhauled the recoiler and reviewed the use of longer lasting, highly conductive materials. Our manufacturing team also developed techniques to ensure consistency through the production process resulting in excellent testing data.
Close to 30K pulls
A pull testing machine that trials three recoilers simultaneously was used to determine retracting and returning rates. A track attached to a pneumatic rod provides the simulated environment of a retail store and the initial results are very encouraging. [Watch the YouTube video of the machine at 20,000 mark].
At the high end, the new recoiler lasted nearly 30,000 cycles and only through a mechanical condition stopped to operate.
By introducing innovative software incorporated in our next generation alarm and charging hubs, the recoilers will last longer as well as cause far less irritation in retail stores for staff and customers.
Also to ensure complete customer satisfaction and value, RTF is considering to offer a second replacement cartridge with the purchase of a recoiler. That means the recoiler life will in essence double.