RS7600 OHP – 3/8 in. x 50 ft. REELSAFE® Controlled Return Hose Reel
The new REELSAFE® Series RS7000 controlled return hose reel is an expansion of the rugged design that set the industry standard. With safety at the forefront, REELSAFE® pays out like a traditional reel, though is specifically engineered to retract the hose at an average walking speed. The centrifugal clutch, integral to the reel base, greatly decelerates the hose retraction speed by up to 83% vs. a Series 7000 reel.
- Retracts at 2 miles per hour – designed to match the average human walking speed of 2 to 3 miles per hour
- Integral clutch creates a consistent retraction speed regardless of fluid or environmental temperatures
- Safely protects personnel and equipment
- Requires no field adjustment
- Made in USA
Reel Specifications and Dimensions
Fluid Path Materials
|Internal Fluid Path||Steel|
S600608 - 340° Pivot Base
600626 - Wall Mounted Universal Swing Bracket
S602110 - Swivel Assembly
Literature and Service Manual
How do I increase or reduce spring tension?
To increase spring tension:
Adding wraps of hose will increase spring tension. This can be accomplished by pulling out approximately 10 feet of hose, hand feed hose back up through roller bracket assembly* until loop is large enough to slip over spool. Add two or three wraps until desired tension is achieved. Do not exceed spring capacity.
To reduce spring tension:
This can be accomplished by removing wraps of hose from the reel spool. Remove wraps of hose from the sheave, one wrap at a time, until desired tension is obtained.
*For dual pedestal reels, you will have to remove the bumper and control handle then feed the end of the hose through the roller bracket assembly to add or remove wraps of hose from the reel drum.
Can I adjust the guide opening position on an enclosed hose reel?
Yes, you can adjust the guide opening position on a 5000 Series and 7000 Series reel. Please follow instructions below for your type of reel.
- Pull hose out of opening and latch into position.
- Remove (4) nyloc nuts on the cover.
- Pull enclosure off and rotate to desired position.
- Replace cover and tighten the (4) nyloc nuts.
- Pull hose out of opening and latch into position.
- Remove (4) nuts on base.
- Pull cover off and remove rubber inserts.
- Determine desired guide position and replace rubber inserts in slots not being used.
- Place cover on base studs in required position and tighten (4) nuts on base.
Can my spring driven reel be made constant tension?
Most Reelcraft spring retractable reels can be made constant tension by removing the latching system. There are some models that may not have this capability.
Please refer to our online tech bulletins for more information on converting your reel to constant tension.
How do I replace the latch spring on my Series 7000 reel?
- Remove all spring tension from the reel by removing the bumper assembly and allowing the spool to un-wind completely.
- Turn off inlet pressure to reel and remove inlet plumbing.
- Remove set-screw which holds main shaft from hub on the base assembly.
- Slide the spool and springcase and shaft assembly away from base.
- Latch assembly should then be visible and accessible.
- Remove old spring, re-attach new spring with large loop over latch stud bushing and small loop through the end of the latch pawl. DO NOT USE pliers or similar tools as they may cause damage to the latch spring during install and shorten service life.
How do I install a new drive spring and set pre-turns?
We have several different types of spring driven reels. Each require a slightly different set of instructions. For “How-To” instructions on replacing a drive spring, please have your reel model or drive spring number available and consult customer service for instructions.
For how many wraps of “pre-tension” to put on the reel, please reference the chart below.
|Spring Number||Wraps Required|
How many GPM’s will I get from my hose?
GPM = gallons per minute is a function of hose diameter, hose length, supply pressure and fluid going through the hose / reel. The most common fluids, air and water, can be seen in charted data. For hydraulic oils it is necessary to know the operating temperature, pressure and fluid viscosity.
Air pressure or fluid flow restricted
U-bolts tightened down too tight on hose restricting product flow. Loosen U-bolts to be snug on outside diameter of hose but not too much that it crimps off product flow.
Why will my hose reel or cord reel not retract?
Insufficient Spring Tension
Adjust the spring tension by adding wraps of hose. Pull out approximately 10 feet of hose. Hand feed the hose back up through roller bracket assembly until the loop is large enough to slip over sheave. Add two or three wraps until desired tension is achieved. Do not exceed spring capacity. Watch our “How to Adjust Spring Tension” videos on our Technical Videos page for more help.
Hose / cord reel mounted on ceiling above 16 feet
Must special order heavier gauge spring steel for drive spring to overcome weight of hose / cord extending from reel. Control handle weight must also be considered. Contact Reelcraft for further information.
Latch mechanism engaged with drive spring coiled to solid height
U-bolt hose clamps on sheave assembly not positioned correctly.
Hose / cord fully extended will not retract
Latch mechanism engaged with drive spring is coiled to solid height. U-bolt hose clamps on sheave assembly are not positioned correctly.
Product supply to reel, rigid, plumbed in
If a flexible connecting hose is not used between hose reel inlet and hard plumbing, you stand the chance of causing excessive bind to main shaft and hub bearings causing reel not to retract. This will also void the warranty.
Reel mounted on uneven surface
Bolting the reel down to an uneven surface will distort the side frames causing a bind on main support shafts and restricting smooth retraction of the hose.
Wrong guide arm position
If the guide arm is in side wind position for ceiling mounted reels, the hose / cord is bending at a 90° angle over roller bracket assembly. This can cause excessive loss of spring tension. Adjust the guide arm to coincide with how the hose / cord reel is actually mounted. U-bolt clamps may also need to be adjusted.
Broken main spring, broken spring arbor, corrosion on shaft and hub
Replace broken part with new. For corrosion: disassemble reel and remove corrosion, lubricate and reassemble.
Why is fluid or air leaking from my swivel?
O-ring worn out or wrong O-ring for material being handled
Replace O-rings with O-ring kit or replace with correct rings for material being handled.
Swivel may be loose or not enough pipe thread sealant on shaft threads
Remove swivel and check threads ensuring they are in good condition. Reapply thread sealant and install swivel onto reel ensuring good thread engagement.
Why will my reel not latch?
If your reel will not latch, it could mean the latch spring is broken or the latch pawl or latch plate is bent. The broken or bent part(s) will need to be replaced.
Refer to our Service Manuals page for assistance finding your parts.