When choosing a hose reel, make sure that you obtain precise information on your equipment specifications. 

Hose reels, especially customised versions, require a substantial investment of time and money to fabricate properly. To make sure that you get the right hose reel for your needs, we provide this informative guide to help.

Important Information to Help Us Build Your Hose Reel

Getting the proper hose reel has just as much importance as selecting any other piece of equipment. Without the correct reel size, your system will fail to function properly. Hose reels come in a number of types, so you have to consider a number of issues when getting the reel that you need.

First, consider what type of substance the hose will transfer, whether it is air, water, grease, or some other legally approved substance. Keep in mind that stainless steel options will best resist damaging corrosion. Environments that cause the most damage include mines, ocean marinas, and other areas where the reels come into contact with salt water and other corrosive substances.

Next, the reel size depends on the inside and outside diameter of the hose. The most common sizes include 6 mm, 10mm, 12mm, 19mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 38 mm and 50 mm. Your hose length also will affect your choice of the reel. Make sure that you allow yourself enough hose to cover the needed area of transit. Also, remember that the longer the hose, the greater the pressure loses.

We also offer customised hose reels that we construct in-house for you.

What We Need to Know to Generate a Quote

To provide an accurate and transparent quote, we need the following information from those looking to place an order:

  • Hose inside diameter
  • Hose Length
  • Hose minimum bend radius
  • Fluids/Media that will be transferred with the hose
  • Fluid Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Reel construction materials (Steel, Stainless Steel, Galvanised Steel, Aluminium)
  • Reel orientation (On a floor, on a ceiling, on a wall, others)
  • Preferred rewind system
      • Manual
      • Pneumatic
      • Hydraulic
      • Electric (12Vdc, 24Vdc, Single Phase, Three Phase)

We may need additional information, but having this available at the time of our first scheduled appointment will speed the process of providing a fair quote for services.

What Else You Need to Know

On custom models, please keep in mind that it can take up to several weeks to fabricate a hose reel to your proper and precise specifications. On such orders, make sure that you have submitted correct specifications.

Reach Out Today

If you need one or more hose reels for your project or application, contact Reel Tech today. We understand that these pieces of equipment are more complex than they may at first appear. Our staff, therefore, can answer any questions about our services and also schedule you for an appointment.

Call us today at +64 7 839 6444, email us at sales@reeltech.com.au, or submit information and questions here

Let us provide hose reels and other products that work as hard as you do. Contact Reel Tech today to buy industry-leading products from one of the top fabricators in Australia.

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