Graco XD 40 and XD 50 Hose Reels Feature a Patent-Pending Swivel
Design to Help Increase Flow Rates and Reduce Service Times
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2013--
Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has introduced a new line of hose reels to meet
the servicing needs of heavy-duty vehicles such as those used in mining,
construction, fleet maintenance, and many other applications. The new XD
40 and XD 50 hose reels incorporate a patent-pending exclusive swivel
design that reduces pressure drop and can help to increase fluid flow
rates, which are critically important for servicing large equipment.
“A large piece of construction or mining equipment can often hold
several hundred gallons of fluids, which takes time to fill,” said Laura
Evanson, Graco Product Marketing Manager. “Graco’s highly engineered
solution moves more fluid faster, and the unique swivel design has less
pressure drop which can improve flow rates.”
Pressure drop for a bare XD 40 or XD 50 at 24 gallons(91 liters) per
minute with 10-weight oil is 3.2 psi (.22 bar), compared to 18.7 psi
(1.3 bar) for 700 Series hose reels. “Graco’s innovative open flow
design means technicians spend less time filling vehicles, which allows
the vehicles to operate for more time each day,” said Evanson.
The new reels are manufactured with strong, corrosion resistant
materials designed for extended life. They are offered in three colors –
blue, yellow and white, to integrate into a maintenance shop, service
truck or job site. Standard models come complete with factory-installed
hoses to save labor and installation time. Graco also offers bare hose
reels for installing customer specified hoses, which increases the
number of potential usage applications. The XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels
improve efficiencies, provide faster service and are designed to
withstand the extreme operating environments often encountered when
servicing heavy-duty equipment.
The new XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels are available for immediate sale
through Graco’s channel of authorized distributors in North America and
will soon be available worldwide.
For more information on the XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels, visit www.graco.com
or call 1-800-533-9655.
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of
fluids in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs,
manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure,
control, dispense and spray fluid materials. A recognized leader in its
specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world
in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance
industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us
Source: Graco Inc.
Gary Losie, 612-379-3693