Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new air hose reel range, which is ergonomic and offers exceptional durability, giving reliable air supply wherever needed in a workshop or garage. The new Chicago Pneumatic hose reels are available in hose lengths from 33ft / 10m to 52.5ft / 16m, and in sizes ¼”, 3/8” and ½” (BSP or NPT threads) to suit all vehicle service applications.
The cost-effective hose reel features a new crimping system on the hose/tool connection to provide maximum quality and robustness, and it is protected by a shield, which avoids any undue stress on the crimping, thereby prolonging its life. The drum spring also offers superior durability, providing excellent use for up to 25000 cycles, while the reliable ratchet spring provides easy locking and retracting of the hose.
The reel is ergonomic, providing optimal comfort for the user, and it features a moveable retaining ball, which allows easy adjustment of the hose to the desired length. It is mounted on a swivel plate bracket, giving 180˚ movement for easier hose handling, and a multi directional swivel-inlet also gives easy connection on the fixed pipe.
The hose reel is fully repairable contrary to the majority of the models available on the market today. Spare parts kits are available to ensure a longer service life of the product, and the ratchet spring is easy to access from the outside for quick maintenance.
The hose is available in premium polyurethane, which is lighter and more flexible than rubber, thereby providing a more reliable solution, whereas the reel is available with a range of materials, from composite to aluminum, therefore providing extreme robustness.
“At Chicago Pneumatic user safety is also paramount and our reels are ideal for keeping hoses organized and out of the way to prevent accidents in workshops and garages,” says Yann Pasco, product marketing manager at Chicago Pneumatic. “Users can also be assured of the high quality of our equipment as we test all equipment to ensure maximum reliability and meet safety standards.”
Chicago Pneumatic conducts proof-pressure tests on every air-line part, including the crimping. Each reel is tested with the maximum pressure of 15 bar, twice the maximum pressure of 30 bar on one product in each batch, and four times the maximum pressure of 60 bar on random samples.