3. RETRACTION METHOD & PROPER USE - Choose from Spring Driven, Hand Crank or Motor Driven retraction. SPRING DRIVEN: Automatic rewind requiring no power source. Operator is to guide the hose or cord as it self-retracts and wraps around the drum. HAND CRANK: Operator must manually crank the reel and guide the hose or cord evenly as it wraps around the drum to reach full capacity. MOTOR DRIVEN: Requires a power source to operate in AC, DC, Air or Hydraulic power. On/Off switches and speed controllers are available to help control retraction speed. You must guide the hose or cord efficiently back on the reel to reach full capacity.
4. MOUNTING POSITION - Determine which mounting position you require. All reels are shipped in the floor-ceiling mount (FM) position with the exception of the “T,” “EN,” and “SD” Series, which are shipped in the wall-truck mount (WM) position. See diagram to the right for the “SP & DP” Series as well.
5. CHOOSE TYPE OF HOSE - Consider operating temperature, product temperature and pressure required (PSI). Always use good quality hose rated for the service and operating pressure required. Poor quality hose tends to expand and contract under pressure surges. When this happens, hose remaining on the reel may bind and become difficult to handle. In extreme cases, poor quality hose may expand under pressure to the extent that the reel becomes distorted and inoperable.
6. ADDITIONAL OPTIONS - Customize your reel to meet your exact requirements. Once you select your reel type consider the different add-on features such as roller brackets, special mounting brackets, carry handles or a cart for portablity. See the options available indicated on each page.