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Reel Retrievers & Mini Reels

Reel Retrievers and Mini Reels are used most often in retail settings like electronic, cosmetic, or pharmaceutical displays to ensure the security of products while providing customers the opportunity to pick up and view the product’s features. We produce Reel Retrievers and Mini Reels with a variety of different end configurations and finishes to secure various types of product to your existing fixtures.

Adaptable, strong and reliable, the Reel Retriever, or “return reel“, is a versatile, efficient device that offers theft-deterrence and customer convenience for point-of-purchase displays. A compact box which is securely fastened to a display contains a spring-loaded, retracting cable assembly. The reusable cable is positively attached to the product, allowing customers to handle products in stores while the products remain secure and displays are kept in order.

The Mini Reel is our small profile solution for projects requiring maximum security with minimum space. The compact design has a slim profile that provides the same security as our full-size Reel Retriever.

The Reel Retriever is perfect for use on displays of cameras, cell phones, golf equipment, power tools, shoes, TV remote controls, video games and many other products that are intended to be handled by customers. Utilizing a nylon-coated, braided, 7×7 stainless steel aircraft cable, Reel Retriever is available in many pull forces with cable lengths ranging from 6″ to 72″. A variety of interchangeable round or rectangular plastic ends (with or without adhesive) are also available.

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Custom Reel Retrievers & Mini Reels

Reel Retrievers and Mini Reels are generally used in combination with Stainless Steel springs and fittings; however, if your application requires specialty materials or finishes, MW has a full range of additional materials and finishing services at your disposal. Why not put our knowledge and experience to work for you? Contact us for a custom quote today.

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Reel Retriever & Mini Reel Manufacturing

We have a wide variety of coatings and special packaging options, as well as tooling design, fabrication, and maintenance which ensure for fast, inexpensive, and reliable tooling support. MW also offers added value through our assembly service, which is available for a combination of our in-house and your existing components. And with no minimum order quantity, we can produce products in any quantity that you need for your application.

Not sure where to start? Our highly trained staff of engineers and specialists are always on hand to assist with design, development, and manufacturing processes.


MW has access to the best standard and specialty materials in the industry and can produce Reel Retrievers and Mini Reels in various lengths for your customer’s convenience while ensuring the security of your product.

  • Stainless Steel
  • Specialty Alloys

Cable Types & Sizes

We produce Reel Retrievers and Mini Reels with retractable cables in the below lengths.

  • Retractable Cable Lengths: 6” – 72”


We produce springs and end fittings in several configurations. Some of the most popular requested end configurations include the below; however, customizations can be accommodated as well.

  • Small Eyelet
  • Large Eyelet
  • Round Dome
  • Loop
  • Ball
  • Crimp
  • Spring
  • Reusable & Self-Centering Magnetic

Manufacturing Services

Our Reel Retrievers, Mini Reels, and POP Display materials can be manufactured with a selection of commonly requested additional services. Below are just a few examples.

  • Engineering & Design Consulting
  • Prototyping
  • Machining
  • Finishing

Quality Standards & Certifications

At MW, we pride ourselves on creating quality products that meet or exceed industry standards. Not only do our facilities perform rigorous quality assurance testing to your specified ranges, but we also maintain several key certifications to ensure that only the best products are shipped to you.

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Need a Large Order?

We can design and manufacture a component for your specific application in any quantity. For quantities over 1,000, please request a quote.

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