Cord Reel Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of cord reel manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source cord reel manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate cord reel companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture cord reels for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading cord reel manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for electric cord reels, extension cord reels, or medical cord reels.

  • Westerlo, NY 877-467-3357

    Our hose reels are all made in the U.S., with a heavy-duty design and construction, built specifically to fit your needs and never retrofitted to the job. As a leading manufacturer of high-quality hose reels, Hannay Reels offers one piece hub assembly, heavy gauge steel and dual frame support with special finishes upon request. Visit our website for more information.

  • Mississauga, ON 905-564-9962

    We are a global supplier of a variety of cord reels, hose reels, tank manifold systems and valves. Unique Hosereels works hard to provide customers with the latest innovations and custom manufactured hose reels! All our welding is done in house by certified welders! Our cord reels are used for fuel delivery, aviation, mining, military, firefighting, agriculture, construction, and more! Visit our website to learn more!

    Unique Hosereels
  • Omaha, NE 800-521-4888

    We know that quality, reliable hose reels are important no matter the application. Our friendly and qualified staff is working around the clock in order to ensure that we provide only the most innovative reels for your convenience. We make it our business to bring products to our clientele that will continue to run 24/7/365. Our rugged products are guaranteed to last year after year. Visit our website for more information or email us today!

  • Fort Wayne, IN 888-489-8828

    Hosetract Industries is a hose reel provider, offering spring hose reels and air hose reels. We provide hose reels designed for industrial and automotive applications as well as many others. Contact us today for your spring hose reel and air hose reel needs — visit our website or call us for details!

    Hosetract Industries, Ltd.
  • Carson City, NV 800-866-3876

    You can always depend on Duro Manufacturing! We are a quality manufacturing and industry leader for outstanding hose reels and similar varieties. We also provide you with fast expedient service, quality performance, high value, timely delivery and a friendly professional staff. Duro reels are the best solution to your motion application needs, regardless of your industry.

    Duro Manufacturing, Inc.
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Cord Reels

Cord reels are round, drum-shaped, revolvable devices used to wind cords up in a spool-like fashion. They provide safe storage for a variety of cord types, granting them a protective space away from those weather conditions that would corrode them or reduce their effectiveness and shorten their lifespan. They also keep cords up off the ground, where they could be tripped on. Cord reels are also used to dispense, rewind and transport different types of cord, such as electrical cord, conductive cord, industrial cord, extension cord and lifting cord. Cord reels have applications in quite a few industries, such as: aerospace, automotive manufacturing and maintaining, chemical processes, cement, commercial manufacturing and services, construction, electronics, industrial manufacturing, medicine and transportation. A few cord reel applications within these industries include crash carts, extension cord retraction, long horizontal electric cord retrieval, industrial machinery and refueling.

The materials with which a cord reel is made depends on the requirements of its specific cord application. For example, cord reels intended for use with lightweight electrical cords are typically built using wood and/or plastic. Conversely, cord reels made to support heavier applications are usually made from strong metals like steel or stainless steel. There are, in addition, a variety of different kinds of cord reels designed to meet different requirements and price ranges. Standard manual cord reels, which are generally less expensive than other types, wind cords using a hand crank. Another common and quite popular cord reel type is the automatic cord reel, which may also be known as a retractable cord reel or a spring-loaded cord reel. No matter their name, all of these cord reels have built-in mechanisms that allow the cord reels to wind themselves, with only a small tug on the end of the cord required to get the process started. However, while all retractable cord reels may be considered automatic, not all automatic cord reels can be considered retractable. Rather, retractability is an optional feature. Also, some spring loaded cords go so far as to feature a locking mechanism, which can sense whether one of these tugs is an intentional signal from the operator, or whether he or she is simply moving farther away with the cord. While automatic hose reels are incredibly convenient and burden operators with little stress, they are, as a whole, on the more expensive end of the cord reel spectrum.

Electrical, or electric, cord reels are usually constructed using one of five basic configurations. These configurations are: portable, live connection, storage reel, reel and cable assembly and collapsible. Portable cord reels feature a lifting handle that allows them to be easily carried by hand from one place to another. Live connection cord reels, on the other hand, are named after the electricity that they allow to pass through a cord or cable while it is still attached to the reel. Live connection cord reels are able to do this with the help of connection hardware. Next, storage cord reels feature a number of different items that assist with storage, such as rope or paper. Meanwhile, reel and cable assemblies are cord reels with different optional features mounted on a cable and wire. Finally, collapsible cord reels can be flattened, which is a practical way of increasing storage space.

Prior to selecting a cord reel, cord reel customers must consider a few different factors. First of all, they should know their price range. Second of all, customers must know what type of cord they will be winding, as this will affect the weight and material(s) their cord reel needs to possess. In addition, they should consider their personal mobility/health and the scope and frequency of use their cord reel will receive. This will help determine if a retractable or non-retractable cord reel is best for their purposes and what type of wind and rewind mechanism they need. For example, a customer with limited mobility will not want to buy a cord reel with a hand crank, as hand cranks require considerably more labor than automatic retractors. All cord reels, except manual, or crank, cord reels have some sort of rewind mechanism that is connected to the reel. Manual cord reels can rewind, but the rewinding must be done by hand crank. Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric rewinding are all automatic rewinding processes that are reliant on the drive of a motor connected to a reel. Spring rewinding, which is different from all other types of rewinding, relies on an internal spring to bring the cord back.

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