Hose reels – general information
Hose reels are primarily intended to allow fast unwinding of the required length of a hose (flexible hose assembly), which is ready for operation and connected to a supply (of e.g. water, air) via the reel. When its operation is over, the hose is rewound on the hose reel.
Advantages of using hose reels:
An important factor, which directly affects the level of workplace safety, is keeping a job site tidy and securing equipment in a proper manner. When it comes to hoses, it is best to use hose reels, which minimise the risk of accidents and extend the service life of hoses by up to five times. There is no risk of damaging or cutting the hose if it is stored in the right way.
Hose assemblies lying randomly on the floor are the biggest threat to workplace safety as they may present a major tripping hazard and cause injuries. With hose reels, any desired length of a hose can be quickly unwound, ready for use, and connected via a reel to a supply outlet (e.g. water, air). After a task is done, the hose is wound back on the hose reel. This system increases the comfort and efficiency of work.