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.
Hose reels are typically a straightforward bit of kit, yet they serve a significant capacity in a wide range of modern applications, giving security and added proficiency to any business requiring the utilization of hose or cable. In light of the fact, there is a wide range of applications and capabilities enveloped in the assortment of reels available. It is important that you select the best option for your application.
Spring driven hose reels are regularly referred to as spring rewind hose reels, typically fitted with a locking pawl that enables the client to deploy the hose to the desired length, locking it at a length suited to the task at hand. The hose would then be pulled forward to discharge the locking pawl allowing the reel to retrieve the hose.
Spring driven hose reels are typically valuable as they don't require a power source to drive them and can be utilized pretty much across all industry sectors. With modern design techniques and materials, they do not necessarily require constant upkeep.
However, consideration must be given to the application and operators required to use the reels on a daily basis. Long and large hoses require a power-full spring that the operators would need to pull against in order to operate the reels, in this case the option of a powered rewind reel could be a more secure option.
Although it is possible to make spring reels for large bore hose and or long lengths the power to pull against the spring becomes a limiting factor and consideration needs to be given to other types of rewind methods.
Spring rewind reels are well suited to Small bore industrial types hoses ¼” through 1” pressure up to 10,000 psi, in applications such as lubrication, refueling, fluid transfer, compressed air, hot and cold water, coolant and oil dispensing, chemical spraying, electrical extension leads.
Hose reels are basically a cylindrical spool designed for the storage of hose and cable, keeping it neat and kink-free, when not in use. A recognized custom made hose reels manufacturer like Recoila manufactures and designs hose and cable reels to suit the user's application and specific need, with consideration to environmental factors, operator use, life expectancy, and aesthetic appeal. ReCoila places a great deal of emphasis on building hose and cable reels with the purpose of helping users reduce safety risks by getting hoses and cables off the ground when not in used, correct stowage of the hose or cable reduces impact and damaged when not laying around extending the life expectancy.
Hose reel solutions are applied in many different industries, from medical to construction, hospital operations, manufacturing and industrial, welding, aviation, gardening, and so forth.
The History of Hose Reels
In the 17th Century, the first hose reels were invented in the Netherlands. The requirement to meet a requirement presented by the recent development of fire hoses. Users discovered that, while they performed properly, fire hoses were extremely difficult to transport and deploy effectively due to weight, length, etc. To solve this, engineers designed drums for transporting them. As time passed these fire hose drums were included in the fire truck’s design. The concept of a hose drum crossed over into other applications becoming an accepted form of hose and cable management.
The Industrial Revolution brought a wave of new technology and materials with which manufacturers quickly adapted to including the hose and cable industry, they became smaller and lighter. Hose and cable reel manufacturers were able to modified their design accordingly. The drums developed into the spool-like storage machinery as we more readily identify with these days. As the hose and cable reel industry continued to developed we find hose and cable reels in many materials, sizes, and designed for all types of applications.
Types of Hose Reels
Let’s outline some of the different types of hose reels available:
Manual hose reel – Usually, a side-mounted handle is utilized for operating these hose reels.
Mechanical hose reel – We also call powered or automated hose reels which may be driven by electricity, hydraulics or pneumatics.
High-pressure hose reel – These hose reels are made for managing higher pressures of water, air, and other heavy liquids for industrial and manufacturing procedures.
Spring-powered hose reel – These mechanical hose reels retract the hose or cable with the use of an internal spring. Additionally, these can be self-latching or non-latching.
Exhaust hose reel – These hose reels are utilized for storing vehicle exhaust hose when it’s not required, particularly at a work site. Usually, these reels are accessible with both motorized and spring-enabled retractors.
Fire hose reel – These are large reels and made of extremely rigid materials for supporting the additional length and weight of fire hoses. These hoses are a type of high-pressure hose reel made especially for the firefighters. These hoses and reels provide a significant amount of firefighting power.
Water hose reel – These hose reels are utilized for storing hoses which transport water from one area to another. These may be fixed or portable, based on the application requirements. Usually, they are categorized by their retraction process, the diameter and length of the hose they hold, and their pressure rating. These reels are utilized for many applications, incorporating industrial cleaning, landscaping and lawn watering, washing and offering water transportation to orchards, golf courses, farms, and parks.
Air hose reel – Also named as pneumatic hose reels, these reels house air hose for conveying air and harnessing pneumatic power over long or short distances. These reels are extremely common in the DIY, maintenance, manufacturing, construction, automotive maintenance, and engineering projects.
Extension reel – These cable reels are utilized to deploy or rewind electrical cords mechanically or manually. The object of this reel is to keep the cords easy to access, organized, and tangle-free. They are either portable or mounted on a wall using an outlet nearby. This reel is helpful in numerous settings, incorporating manufacturing facilities, factories, in the garage, around the house, in offices, in workshops, and out in the garden.
Recoila manufactures all the above-mentioned types of hose reels. Check out our collections for a detailed insight on our hose and cable reels.
Why You Need Custom Made Hose Reels
Custom made hose reels offer expanded features, benefits and advantages to their users based on the specific application. Appropriate care can be engineered to provide a better life cycle of a hose or cable, reduce risks of trips and falls, improve efficiencies, enhance the operator interface.
For more information and a suitable hose and cable reel management system call ReCoila on +61 29621 8988.
ReCoila is Australia and New Zealand's premier hose reel supplier, with over 30 years experience and more than 3000 different reels, plus a custom hose reel design and manufacturing facility at our head office in Kings Park, NSW. Read more...