Introduction to Air Hose Reels

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This course will equip you with comprehensive knowledge about air hose reels spanning from their applications to their constructional features. Additionally, you will learn about mounting techniques used along with the various types of air hose reels available in the industry.
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This comprehensive course on air hose reels provides an in-depth understanding of what it is, their benefits, features, mounting techniques and applications in different work environments. It will also focus on how an air hose reel improves productivity, reduces wear and tear, promotes efficiency, and safety in various work environments. You will learn about the characteristics of air hose reels, including diameter and hose length capacity. 

On top of everything else the course will also touch on the topic of construction materials used, such as steel, plastic, aluminium, and stainless steel, highlighting their advantages in depth. The importance of the drum and its components, such as the central core, spool, and side plates, in storing and protecting the air hose is also thoroughly covered. 

Additionally, you will gain insights into different retraction mechanisms including hand-crank, spring-driven, and motorised options, and understand their unique functionalities and the two primary body designs of air hose reels: one-arm and dual-arm. 

Reaching the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of the types of air hose reels available, enabling you to make informed choices based on your specific requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain insight into the benefits, types, and features of air hose reels for improved productivity and safety.
  • Select the appropriate air hose reel to effectively control pneumatic tools and extend the lifespan of air hoses.
  • Apply different mounting techniques to optimize workflow efficiency and maximize productivity.
  • Understand the constructional features of air hose reels, including the drum, retraction mechanism (hand-crank, spring-driven, and motorized options), and body designs.
  • Recognize the impact of different body designs on stability and support.
  • Understand the advantages of different materials used in the construction of air hose reels, such as steel, plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel.
  • Make informed decisions when selecting an air hose reel based on specific needs.