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Hannay Reel Selection Guide

Selecting Your Hannay Reel

Start with the Hose or Cable

Start with the hose/cable: the size, length, and type of hose/cable to be handled are primary factors in selecting the proper reel for your job. The following points should be considered:

Be sure to use good quality hose rated for the service and operating pressures 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 is put out of operation.

It is important to use good quality cable, properly sized, with the correct number of conductors to carry the proper amperage and voltage. Consideration should be made for length of cable versus size of conductors as well as local electrical codes.

We have been manufacturing reels since 1933, and the reels listed in all of our catalogs are those found most in demand to handle hose/cable. Because our reels are assembled from a stock of standard components, we can produce many more sizes than are shown.

If the exact reel you need is not shown in any of the catalogs, please contact us with your specific requirements.

We may be able to produce your reel from standard components, at no extra cost to you.

Hannay Reel Selector Chart

The drawing shows two reels with identical capacity although the A and G reel dimensions are quite different. In most cases, more than one reel model will handle a particular size and length of hose or cable. Once you determine the size and length of hose or cable you need, you can specify a reel with the dimensions best suited to the available space.

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Selecting Your Hannay Reel

Sample Model Number Configuration

Example:

EF 32-23-24 RT H5M

"EF" = Prefix of Type of Reel/Rewind*
"32-23-24" = Model Number Reel Size
"RT" = Suffix Component Orientation
"H5M" = Pressure Rating (5000 psi) Pressure

  • * E = Non-Explosion Proof Motor
  • EP = Explosion Proof Motor
  • EF = Non-Explosion Proof Motor (Fire)
  • A = Air
  • HD = Hydraulic
  • C = Cable Storage
  • EPJ = Explosion Proof with Explosion Proof Switch and Junction Box

INSTALLATION NOTE: For the Hannay Warranty to be valid A FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR MUST BE USED BETWEEN THE SWIVEL AND THE INLET PIPING.

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Selecting Your Hannay Reel

The Anatomy of a Hannay Hose Reel

1. Bearings
Weight of spool and hose is supported by bearings.
1a Back bearing
1b Front bearing

2. Disc
Rolled edges prevent hose damage and add rigidity to disc. Additional strength is provided by a concentric rib.

3. Drum
Roll formed steel with full length weld.

4. Tie rods
Join discs and drum to form spool. Rein forced with pipe spacers for rigidity and strength.

5. Chain and sprocket drive
Provides smooth positive rewinding on powered reels.

6. Rewind motor
Electric rewind motor is shown. Compressed air or hydraulic motors can be used.
6a Electric Junction Box

7. Hub assembly
Includes the fluid hub, the outlet riser and the reel axle. Fluid passes from the swivel joint inlet through the hub assembly, to the hose.
7a Outlet riser
Contoured to match the curve of the reel drum so hose will wrap smoothly.
7b Fluid hub

8. Swivel joint inlet
Permits reel to rotate freely while connected to the fluid source. Joint is not used as a bearing. Straight or 90-degree swivel joints are available for most models.
(Flexible connector must be used between swivel joint and inlet piping or warranty will be void.)

9. Brake/Rewind Assembly
Bevel gear rewind has an adjustable tension brake. Rewind and braking devices vary with different models.

10. Front frame

11. Back frame

12. Front foot

13. Back foot


This cutaway illustration shows a typical power rewind reel with an optional auxiliary crank rewind mechanism. All Hannay Reels are assembled from combinations of the basic components shown here. Since components are taken from a large inventory, each reel is assembled to the buyer's particular requirements.

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Selecting Your Hannay Reel

General Specifications of Hannay Hose Reels

Construction:
Frames, discs and drum are fabricated of heavy gauge steel. Bearings are self-aligning. Malleable iron and steel are used for hose reel hub assembly, outlet riser and swivel joints. Stainless steel, aluminum, and special swivel joint packing, can be supplied to meet special requirements.

Finish:
Standard finish is oven-cured enamel. Finishes other than standard, such as special primers may be specified at extra cost.

Temperatures & Pressures:
Standard reel construction will handle most liquids or gases at temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to +400 degrees F (-29 degrees to +204 degrees C). Operating pressures available up to 10,000 psi (695 BAR) depending on the specific reel series. These operating pressures and temperatures are shown on descriptive pages in each product catalog. Reels to operate at pressures and temperatures other than standard are available at extra cost.

Shipping:
Reels are shipped completely assembled, ready to install. Installation instructions are supplied with each reel.

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Selecting Your Hannay Reel

The Anatomy of a Hannay Cable Reel

1. Bearings
Weight of spool and cable is supported by bearings.
1a Back bearing
1b Front bearing

2. Disc
Rolled edges prevent cable damage and add rigidity to disc. Additional strength is provided by a concentric rib.

3. Drum
Roll formed steel with full length weld.

4. Tie rods
Join discs and drum to form spool. Rein forced with pipe spacers for rigidity and strength.

5. Chain and sprocket drive
Provides smooth positive rewinding on powered reels.

6. Hub assembly
Provides wiring access to the slip ring assembly and serves as the reel axle. Cable is connected to the slip ring assembly, passes through hub and exits drum through a grommeted hole.

7. Collector ring
Provides electrical continuity through reel as cable is payed out or retrieved.

8. Collector ring cover
Provides protection from current carried through collector ring assembly as well as keeping out contamination.

9. Wiring junction box
Provides connection of reel to incoming power source.

10. Brake/Rewind Assembly
Bevel gear rewind has an adjustable tension brake. Rewind and brake devices vary with different models.


This cutaway illustration shows a typical power rewind reel with an optional auxiliary crank rewind mechanism. All Hannay Reels are assembled from combinations of the basic components shown here. Since components are taken from a large inventory, each reel is assembled to the buyer's particular requirements.

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Selecting Your Hannay Reel

General Specifications of Hannay Cable Reels

Construction:
Frames, discs and drum are fabricated of heavy gauge steel. Bearings are self-aligning. Collector ring housings are ABS plastic or insulated steel, depending on model.

Electrical Connections:
A pull wire is provided for installing cable through drum and hub. Connection from the electrical source to the reel is through a junction box or a preconnected wire lead, depending on the reel model.

Collector Ring Assembly:
Reels to handle live electric cable are normally equipped with a 3-conductor collector ring assembly. Assemblies with additional conductors and for higher amperage are available at extra cost on most models. Be sure to specify your application.

Standard:
45A 600V standard. Up to 300A available at additional cost.

Finish:
Standard finish is oven-cured enamel. Finishes other than our standard, such as special primers may be specified at extra cost.

Shipping:
Reels are shipped completely assembled, ready to install. Installation instructions are supplied with each reel.

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Ordering Options

Hub Assembly


The hub assembly is the heart of the hose reel. It includes the outlet riser, the reel axle and the threaded inlet to which the swivel joint is attached. The swivel joint permits the reel to rotate freely while connected to the fluid source. The outlet riser is engineered to conform to the contour of the drum so the hose lies smoothly against the drum without kinking. Smooth interior surfaces are flow-contoured for unrestricted flow and minimal pressure loss through the reel. A two-way flow hub assembly is available on certain models as an option. On this assembly, the reel axle is threaded on both ends so the swivel joint can be attached at either end to match piping. A pipe cap is supplied to seal the opposite end.

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Ordering Options

Manual Rewind Reels

Hannay Manual Rewind Reels Options

1. Gear-Driven Manual Rewind reels are equipped with a crank operated ring gear mechanism. This mechanism can be used to provide an auxiliary rewind capability on certain power rewind reels (not shown).

2. Disc rewind reels are rewound by manually turning the reel discs.

3. Direct Manual Rewind reels are equipped with either a permanently attached or removable crank (depending on model) which attaches to the reel axle to rewind the reel (not shown).

4. Chain-Driven Manual Rewind reels are equipped with a crank operated chain and sprocket mechanism parallel to the reel axle.

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Ordering Options

Spring Rewind Reels

Hannay Spring Rewind Reels Options

1. Spring motor module – tamper-proof spring housing protects the spring and eliminates risk of injury to the operator. Powerful spring delivers positive rewind power through thousands of cycles without power loss.

2. Ratchet assembly – locks the reel at any point when hose/cable payout stops. A pull on the hose/cable disengages the lock for instant rewinding. This assembly is deleted for automatic payout and rewind for constant tension applications.

3. Declutching arbor – disengages the spring to prevent damage from reverse winding.

Because they utilize self-contained rewind power, spring rewind reels are extremely versatile. No power connections are required and the reels can be installed in virtually any position and on all types of equipment.

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Ordering Options

Power Rewind Reels

A chain and sprocket mechanism is used on reels with power rewind; the chain drive assures smooth, positive power transmission and minimum maintenance.

A choice of electric, compressed air or hydraulic motors is offered for power rewind reels.

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

General Ordering Information

A precise and complete purchase order is your best assurance of prompt delivery of the exact reel you need. Your order should include all information listed. It is better to overspecify than to omit important information. When space permits, select a reel with greater capacity than you actually need. This allows you to rewind the hose/cable with less care and keeps the hose/cable well protected within the disc dimension even if it is not wound in uniform coils. In most cases, the larger reel, in the same series, costs no more.

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

Continuous-Flow Hose Reels

Orders for all continuous-flow hose reels should specify:
• Complete model number
• Type of rewind
• Length, ID and OD of hose(s)
• Maximum working pressures
• Size and thread of outlets
• Minimum bend radius
• 90-degree (standard) or straight swivel joint
• Liquid, gas or other product to be handled
• Oxygen/acetylene use • Product temperature range
• Finish, if other than standard
• How reel will be installed and used
• Accessory items required

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

Live Electric Cable Reels

Orders for live electric cable reels should specify:
• Complete model number
• Type of rewind
• Gauge, length, OD and weight of cable
• Cable voltage and amperage
• Minimum bend radius
• Number of conductors required
• Finish, if other than standard
• How reel will be installed and used
• Accessory items required

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

Dry-Storage Reels

Orders for dry-storage reels should specify:
• Complete model number
• Length, OD and weight of hose, cable, rope or other material to be handled
• Bending radius, if material is not easily coiled
• Type of rewind
• Divider disc spacing, if required
• Finish, if other than standard
• How reel will be installed and used
• Accessory items required

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

Power Rewind Reels

Orders for power rewind reels must also specify:
• Voltage and phase for electric motor
• Air or hydraulic rewind
• With or without auxiliary crank rewind

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How to Specify Hannay Reels

Spring Rewind Reels

Orders for spring rewind reels must also specify:
• Roller position, SR, VR or TR
• Hose stop, if required [specify OD of hose(s) or cable(s)]
• Ratchet locking (standard) or without ratchet for automatic operation
• Height of lift, if reel is to lift hose/cable & weight
• Describe installation in terms of lift, stretch, drag or recovery

INSTALLATION NOTE: For the Hannay Warranty to be valid (1) A FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR MUST BE USED BETWEEN THE SWIVEL AND THE INLET PIPING, and (2) on DC electric rewind reels, a circuit breaker must be installed between the battery and the rewind motor.

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Specifying Location of Components

Optional Location of Components:

Location of the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism can be varied to meet your requirements and must be specified on your order. The drawings below show the component locations. Unless otherwise specified, most reels will be shipped as Right Top Rewind with the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism on the operator's right.


Right Top Rewind (RT) reels have the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism on the operator's right. Hose unwinds from the top of the reel.


Left Top Rewind (LT) reels have the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism on the operator's left. Hose unwinds from the top of the reel.


Right Bottom Rewind (RB) reels have the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism on the operator's right. Hose unwinds from the bottom of the reel.


Left Bottom Rewind (LB) reels have the inlet, outlet riser and rewind mechanism on the operator's left. Hose unwinds from the bottom of the reel.

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Specifying Location of Components

Optional Motor Locations



Electric rewind motors can be installed in any of the positions shown in these drawings. The Bottom Rear position is standard. The motor is installed inside the frame on Model ESF reels (see Firefighting catalog), which are designed for installation in restricted space.

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Optional Auxiliary Rewind Positions

Horizontal ring and pinion gear crank rewind mechanism is the standard configuration. Optional positions include vertical and 30° above centerline, as shown in these drawings. Both are available at extra cost and must be specified.

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Specifying Spring Rewing Reels

Important installation guide

For proper reel operation, rewind springs must be precisely matched to the job. Your order should include a detailed description of how the reel will be installed and used. This will also help to determine the best roller position.


Vertical Lift–
Reel is installed overhead, on wall or ceiling, to lift hose/cable and product being handled. Spring must have power to lift total weight of hose/cable plus any weight which will be attached to the hose/cable such as a power tool. Reel can be manually operated or pay out and rewind automatically. Specify height of lift and weight of hose/cable and attachments when you order.


Drag–
Reel is stationary and retracts hose/cable across floor or other surface. Spring must have power to compensate for friction. Reel can be manually operated or pay out and rewind automatically.


Stretch–
Reel is stationary and retracts suspended hose/cable attached to moving equipment. Reel pays out and rewinds automatically. Spring must have power to compensate for weight of unsupported hose/cable. Specify maximum hose sag allowable.


Recovery–
Reel is installed on moving equipment or at a fixed center point to retract and pay out hose/cable in two directions. Reel pays out and rewinds automatically. If reel travels, specify speed of travel, acceleration rate, and height of reel above recovery surface.

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Specifying Location of Components

Hose and Cable Roller Positions

On standard spring rewind reels, the hose/cable pays out from the bottom of the reel and to the left when reel is viewed from the swivel joint or collector ring side. Hose/cable rollers are supplied with all spring rewind models and you must specify the roller position when you order. (If roller position is not specified, reels will be shipped with rollers in POSITION SR.)

Pricing Note: When reels are ordered for constant tension applications, the ratchet assembly and in some cases hose rollers are not required. See price list for deductions.


Specify roller position SR when:
• Reel will be installed in the upright position at any point from floor to eye level.
• Reel will be installed on a wall with hose/cable to be retracted close to the wall.
• Reel will be installed on ceiling and hose/cable will pay out parallel to and close to the ceiling.


Specify roller position VR when:
• Reel will be installed in the upright position and hose/cable will be pulled upright from the reel.
• Reel will be installed on ceiling to lift hose/cable.
• Reel will be installed on a wall with hose/cable to be pulled straight out.


Specify roller position TR when:
• Reel will be installed on floor.
• Reel will be installed on ceiling with hose/cable to pay out parallel to the ceiling.

BE SURE TO SPECIFY ROLLER POSITION WHEN ORDERING. Arrows show direction of reel rotation and direction in which hose/cable unwinds.

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