Home » Business

Air, Water, And Electric Hose Reels

Jul 23, 2008
Industrial machinery frequently needs pressurized water or air delivered through high pressure air hoses and water hoses. Reels designed to store, extend, and retract air hoses and water hoses are essential tools to safe and efficient operations. Without these reels, hoses would have to be drug over floor space, around corners, and over obstructions. This creates trip hazards for workers passing through the area, and it damages the hose. Air hose reels, water hose reels, and electric hose reels keep hoses safely and compactly stored and have proven the best means of distributing hoses and retracting them.

All water hose reels, air hose reels, and electric reels ship standard mount to floor or ceiling with an option to side mount. They are made from solid steel and feature a proprietary CPC powder coat finish and can be used either indoors or outdoors regardless of weather conditions. There are four major types of hose reels. These designations are based upon the power source used to retract cord or hose and by the types of cord and hoses these reels are intended in use and store in nonuse.

Motor driven water hose reels

Water hose reels can handle pressures of up to 10,000 PSI and can be as long as 1.400 feet. The motors themselves operate on either electric, air, or hydraulic power. The low profile outlet riser and open drum slot design makes hose extension fast and safe. You can order these water hose reels with roller guide assemblies, motor switches, and speed controllers. Talk to a material handling specialist about which customization options will work best for you.

Electric Cord and Cable Reels

Electric hose reels are most frequently in heavy duty applications that require welding and grounding cable and electrical cord distribution. Unit diameters are tailor made for specific wire gauges of 10, 12, and 16. Electric cord reels can store up to 100 feet of cord. They feature detachable roller guides and adjustable rubber cord stops to prevent too much cord from being distributed or retracted beyond desired lengths. A multi-position locking racket keeps the cord in place, and an adjustable guide arm helps evenly guide cord and wire back onto the reel while it is being retrieved.

Most manufacturers will customize your electric reel with your choice of electrical accessories. Talk to a specialist about your requirements and see what options are available to you.

Spring Driven Hose Reels

Spring driven air hose reels are normally needed for hoses made to handle up to 5,000 PSI in pressure. They can store up to 125 fee of hose and can be ordered in either steel or aluminum construction. They feature detachable roller guides and an adjustable rubber hose stop. A lubricated, factory-matched, cartridge-style spring motor retracts the reel on command without the need of an external power source. An adjustable guide arm on the reel evenly winds the hose on the reel.

Hand Crank and Portable Hose Reels

These are large capacity industrial grade air hose reels and water hose reels are engineered to hold up to 700 feet of hose. They feature a 10,000 PSI rating and a low profile outlet riser and open drum slot design. You can choose a direct hand crank for retraction/retrieval, or you can order a bevel gear hand crank for easier and more ergonomic operation. Hand crank air hose reels and water hose reels prevent backlash by means of adjustable tension brakes that slow the reel as increased pressure is applied to the hose.
About the Author
Easyrack.org. For more information on Air, Water, and Electric Hose Reels visit the Material Handling section of our website.
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 197
Print Email Share
Article Categories