With over 30 years experience in designing and manufacturing hose reels and cable reels, ReCoila is well placed to offer custom a design and manufacturing facility for all types of applications.
Can we build it? Yes we can.
We build reels from polypropylene, steel, stainless steel and aluminium to suit all types of industries – mining, offshore oil and gas, petrochemical, marine, food processing, firefighting, pressure washing, electrical, manufacturing, industrial and more.
If you need a hose reel and those in our standard range don’t fit the bill, we can build one from scratch to suit your unique application.
So you know you need a hose reel. Before you get in contact with us, think about exactly what you want your reel to do. Sounds obvious, but there is a swag of options to choose from and our recommendations are guided by what you tell us, so the more information you can provide, the better.
This becomes more apparent if you’re contacting us on behalf of the engineer at your company who doesn’t like calling suppliers. “Call these guys and get some prices,” he says. But try and press him (or her) for specifics first – at a minimum, we’ll need the hose size, pressures, temperatures, bend radius of the hose (your hose supplier can provide this information), what the reel will be made from, the rewind method, and what will be flowing through the reel.
It also helps to ask where the hose reel will be positioned, who will be operating it, and what kind of hose will be put on the reel. (Whilst we usually quote custom reels without hose, the type and size of hose used will ultimately affect how we build the reel, so we need this info too).
To avoid any headaches down the track, take the time to confirm these specs, then later on, carefully review your quotation and the drawings and other information we provide to you. Alterations and fixes are easy on paper; not so easy in steel.
Contact us for a quote
To quote accurately, we do need quite a bit of info from you. The specs detailed above sound like a lot – but it enables us to recommend the best reel for your unique application.
To get the ball rolling, you can complete the detailed online quote request form (with help text to guide you through) and one of our technical sales staff will be in contact within a day or so.
This article was originally published on Industry Update.
Some manufacturers may be exploiting the term “Australian Made”, an industry leader claims.
Mr Michael Pawson, managing director of ReCoila, a leading hose and cable reel company, says industry needs to learn more about the term Australian-Made. “The importance in supporting Australian-Made can never be understated, yet the term itself may need some closer investigation,” he says.
Mr Pawson says his company, which supplies products locally and overseas, constantly battles fierce competition from imported products, many of which are inferior to locally manufactured items.
“With the overall local component of manufacture effectively disguised, end-users are exposed to potentially inferior products on the belief they are in fact quality locally made product.”
This can lead to unexpected maintenance costs, warranty costs and failure costs as well as “other headaches.”
Mr Pawson says education should be encouraged about the true stipulations of Australian-Made and how it is potentially open to various degrees of exploitation. “Local industry should buy local product, he says.
“It is our obligation for the future success of local industry, local employment and technological advancement in the global market. Those supporting this ethical approach to succession should have faith that when purchasing Australian Made it truly is Australian Made and the buck stops here.”
Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive Ian Harrison says the green-and-gold Australian Made kangaroo logo is Australia’s registered certification trademark for country-of-origin claims. The logo is trusted by 88 percent of Australians to identify genuine Aussie products, over and above claims made in writing or use of maps and flags.
Mr Harrison said the specifications for making a country-of-origin claim on a manufactured product in Australia differs by product category.
“But two rules remain constant – it must be substantially transformed in Australia and 50% or more of the cost of production must be incurred in Australia as well, he said.
“While goods may contain some imported components, they must have been manufactured or processed in Australia – not simply packaged or assembled – and a significant proportion of the cost of making the product must be incurred in Australia too.”
As a certification trademark, the Australian Made logo is governed by a Code of Practice, which sets out the guidelines for its use.
Companies must agree to comply with the Code of Practice in order to be issued with a license, and each year the product’s licence must be reviewed and approved.
The Australian Made Campaign also engages in random audits annually, and all complaints are investigated. If necessary, a company using the logo unlawfully will be taken to court.
Fines for misuse of country-of-origin claims can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
ReCoila is a keen advocate of supporting Australian Made products and actively encourages more transparent Australian Made classification systems, and as such we're right behind the recently launched SAM - Support Australian Manufacturing Campaign. Please take a moment to have a look at the video below produced by Andrew Rodgers to get a feel for what SAM is all about.
For more information or to get behind this fantastic campaign, head to samcampaign.com.au.
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