Chant Engineering Co. Inc. is proud to announce our Sidewinder Series, a new line of shaftless take-up and pay-out reeling machines. This new machine series are rim drive machines, which rotate the reels by the edges of the reel via a polyurethane coated rotation drum. This is a very operator friendly, safe, and easy to use machine. These machines feature an industry-first, fully guarded and easily accessible collapsible coiler for operator safety. When using the collapsible coiler, the operator opens two front access doors and reels the product on the coiler which is guarded on both sides, top and bottom. When finished, the side door is opened, and the coil is easily removed. The standard plug-in style collapsible coiler comes with the machine; two sizes are available.

These reeling machines are offered in three sizes with a capacity range of 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 pounds. The SW5000 has a reel capacity ranging from 16” – 84” dia. x 54” wide. The middle size, SW10000 has a reel capacity ranging from 16” – 108” dia. x 60” wide. The next size up, SW15000 has a reel capacity ranging from 16” – 120” dia. x 72” wide. Plans are in the works to have a 20,000 lbs. reel weight model. The reel RPM at the maximum flange diameter is RPM is 20 to 14; smaller flange diameters rotate faster. The speed is operator controlled and variable from the foot pedal. The drivetrain and coiler are enclosed inside the machine for safety and are all foot pedal operated. The dynamic braking of the drive reduces reel overspin and there is a pneumatic and manual unloading cylinder that raises the reel for easy unloading. The dimensions of these heavy-duty machines are 93” wide, 95” long, and 52” tall, with a total weight of 2,700 lbs. Chant Engineering manufactures or distributes every machine used in a rigging shop and take great pride in our dependable and field proven machines that withstand many rugged years in the industry. Put our 52+ years of proven wire and cable machine experience to work for you and let us make the world a safer place. Contact our sales department for more information:


Chant Engineering Co. Inc.
Founded in 1970, Chant Engineering Co. Inc. is a global engineering and manufacturing firm who specializes in building high-quality testing machinery, reeling machines, test stands and related rigging shop accessories. Chant serves customers worldwide in both the industrial and military markets. Chant is a family-owned; USA based manufacturing business located in New Britain, Pennsylvania. Chant manufactures or distributes every type of machine used in rigging shops and more.

Chant is also the North American Distributor for several international partners as follows: Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM) (United Kingdom) and Friedrich Hoppe (Germany).

As a nationally recognized ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited calibration facility, Chant has precision calibration equipment traceable back to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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