Wherever hose or cord is being used in industrial, automotive or other commercial applications, Reelcraft Industries products probably has a reel to handle it while improving the work environment.
Selection of reels –
Reels industries products are first selected based on the size, type and length of hose or cord required, and then by the drive type desired (handcrank, motor, or spring rewind).
Hose types and sizes –
Reelcraft offers reels with or without the following types of hoses from ” I.D. to as much 1 ” I.D. in some types.
Dual Welding hose (1/4″ & 3/8″) for oxygen and acetylene and fuel gases.
Low pressure (LP) for air/water service ONLY; usually not more than 300 PSI.- Low pressure air hose reels are the most popular industrial reels.
Medium Pressure (MP) for oil, pressure washer and other fluids not exceeding 2,000 PSI in most cases.
High Pressure (HP) for grease ONLY up to 5,000 PSI.
Other hose options are available for applications such as hydraulics and fuel dispensing.
Reelcraft and Nordic (The Reel Team) also offers numerous hose reels(without hose) for many other types of applications, contact factory for your specific application.
Cord/Cable Types and Sizes – welding cables from #2 to #2/0 up to 300 feet (hand crank).
Reelcraft also offers electric cord reels for light and power cords from #16 to #12; 3 conductor.
Type: SJTO, SJO, and SO
Types Of REELS
Spring-loaded reels have been preferred by the majority of reel users for several decades and provide a proven and effective method of improving the safety, efficiency and economy of hose handling in many industrial and commercial applications.
Spring-loaded reels are ideally suited in that the high quality drive spring winds as the hose is pulled from the reel, developing the power required to retract the hose when it is no longer needed. This simple yet effective design includes a latch to lock the spring tension during use, providing free use of the desired hose length. Spring driven reels require no outside power source to drive the reel during retraction, offering a cost effective reel to own and operate.
Different types of motors can be used to retract the hose. Motors are mainly used when the hose is particularly long or heavy. In these cases a larger force than what can practically be provided by a spring is required. There are several different motor alternatives: Pneumatic, Electrical or Hydraulic.
In order to activate the reel to retract the hose some sort of switch or control valve is needed.
Are the simplest and least expensive type of reel. Ideal for utility applications, long lengths of hose/cable or where cost needs to be kept to a minimum.