High Pressure Hose Reels
High pressure hose reels are specifically designed to hold pressurized water and air hoses used for industrial processes and manufacturing operations.
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High Pressure Hose Reel Uses
High pressure hoses are used in various industrial applications, including components in pressure washers, and are primarily parts of larger equipment or machinery. However, those that stand alone are most likely to use a hose reel. The most well-known application for a high pressure hose reel is a reel for fire department hoses. Other applications would be for industrial cutting hoses and hoses that power manufacturing tools. Besides air and water, some high pressure hoses carry heavy liquids like grease and hydraulic oils.
High Pressure Hose Reel Design
Most high pressure hose reels are designed to mount horizontally on the ceiling or floor. The high pressure hoses are made of thick, sturdy materials like plastic or rubber; the strongest have spiraled wire cores with rubber coating. The reels are large and often made of corrosion and chemically resistant metal like stainless steel. They also have an adjustable drag to prevent the hose from spinning off the reel when being pulled on.
High Pressure Hose Reel Advantages
Some of the many advantages of high pressure hose reels include saving time and encouraging efficient and safe operation. In addition, most are calibrated to automatically retract high pressure hoses when not in use and require zero winding. Since high pressure hoses tend to have a larger diameter than other cords and hoses, the reels are designed to be quite large to allow the maximum number of feet to be wound onto the reel. Suppose the hose is used by employees who often carry other equipment and instruments in addition to the hose. In that case, a motor or spring-driven hose reel is the best option because they can wind automatically. For those that don't, a crank wound reel works fine.
Importance of Proper High Pressure Hose Reel Care
By neatly winding the high pressure hoses on a reel, the hose life is extended and performance improved. To function properly and safely, hoses with pressure must be perfect. Hose reels prevent dragging and getting caught and tangled with other hoses or cords; both actions could easily kink or damage the hose. Such hose trauma could cause a pressure drop, compromising performance and worker safety, rendering the hose completely useless.