Hannay Reels, Inc. News

Hannay Reels Appoints Jim As New Design Engineer

Jim’s engineering background includes the development of gas turbine combustion systems, the design of testing equipment for gases and liquids, along with considerable manufacturing design work in areas such as packaging, molding, and shop floor automation. Jim is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and a volunteer fire fighter with the Coeymans New York Fire Department. One of his many hobbies is restoration of classic cars and trucks. Jim’s background and work experience will m...

Hannay Reels Promotes Ryan DeMuth As New Engineering Manager

Ryan DeMuth has been promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. Ryan has over 13 years’ experience at Hannay Reels as a Design Engineer and Senior Design Engineer. During his tenure here, Ryan has been responsible for a number of important new product development efforts. He has additionally taken the lead on designing and executing some very innovative improvements to our manufacturing processes. Ryan is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti...

KIMTEK To Introduce The Ford Motor Company Bronco-Filson Wild Fire Vehicle With FIRELITE Fire Rescue Skid Unit

For the honor of wildland firefighters who risk it all to protect the forests and natural resources. KIMTEK is proud to introduce the Ford Motor Company Bronco-Filson Wild Fire Vehicle which features the KIMTEK FIRELITE® Fire Rescue skid unit that includes a Darley-Davey Pump, Hannay Reel, and Mercedes Boostlite Forestry Hose.  KIMTEK is excited about this collaboration between Ford, Filson and KIMTEK and more excited to see the formation of the Bronco Wild Fund to celebrate wildland f...

Hannay Reels Releases Precision-Grade Bearings Providing Less Friction And Reduced Maintenance Requirements

During the 1st half of 2020, Hannay Reels has phased out the semi-precision bearings they have used until now in favor of precision-grade bearings. The new bearings are ABEC1-rated, with a load capacity rating 250% higher (2,800 lbs vs. 800 lbs) than the bearings they replaced. greater load capacity The inner and outer bearing races are now machined and ground to size, and the material is through-hardened, rather than just case-hardened. The tightened tolerances between races result in virtua...

Hannay Reels Announces Replacing Bolted With Riveted Construction On Hose And Cable Reels

While many of the larger reel models have featured riveted construction for years, Hannay announces that they have now replaced bolted construction on a smaller (trapezoidal frame style) hose and cable reels with riveted construction as well. This change is universal for all hose reel and cable reel models using this style of frame. Specifically, the new small frame design uses 12 self-piercing (zero-clearance) rivets per assembly, resulting in an extraordinarily strong, durable reel that elimi...

Hannay Reels Announces Split Bronze Bearing Insert Will Be Part Of All 1-½” Series Reels

A new split bronze bearing insert (part # 9902-1710) is now standard for all 1-½” series reels, which includes reel models across several industries and applications such as LP Gas, Petroleum, Aviation, Industrial and Fire. The advantage of a split bearing on a reel is that if the bearing ever needs to be replaced, one will no longer have to remove the swivel joint as part of the task. Total replacement time can typically be cut to under five minutes, a reduction of 75% or more. T...

Hannay Reels Announces Eric Lounsbury As The Facilities Director And Coatings/Finishing Manager

Eric Lounsbury has joined the Hannay team as the new Facilities Director and Coatings/Finishing Manager. For the past 4 years, Eric has been the site facilities manager at GlaxoSmithKline’s plant in Oak Hill, New York. Prior to GSK, Eric acquired several years of wide-ranging experience as a chief building engineer for CBRE amongst other positions. Eric’s hands-on skills and knowledge are expected to be a great asset to Hannay Reels.  

Hannay Reels Announces The Appointment Of David Lasselle As A Design Engineer

David Lasselle has joined the Hannay Reels team as a Design Engineer. David is a 2018 graduate of Clarkson University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a concentration in manufacturing. Prior to joining Hannay Reels, he worked for an electric motor startup company in Potsdam, New York, where he gained valuable experience working on various electrical and mechanical design projects.

Hannay Reels Makes A List Of The Five Best Reels For Work Trucks And Their Characteristics And Functions

If the user’s 9 to 5 (or midnight - 8 a.m., for that matter) is in any field that employs work trucks, they surely have a sense of how limited space can be, and how vital it is to have the truck outfitted with dependable equipment. Whether the truck is used in the utilities, fueling or construction industry, it most likely needs to be equipped with a hose reel. Hannay Reels offers a variety of durable, dependable reels for a variety of work truck applications. With everything from flexibl...

Hannay Announces Jonathan Tarbox Being Promoted To The Position Of Inside Sales Engineer

Jonathan Tarbox was promoted to Inside Sales Engineer. Jon joined Hannay Reels in 2014. He started as a painter, then moved to the Hannay shipping department and recently completed additional shop training on all facets of reel production. Jon brings a strong background in customer service experience to this new position.

Hannay Reels Announce The Release Of New Split Bronze Bearings

A new split bronze bearing insert (part # 9902-1710) is now available for 1-½” series reels, which includes reel models across several industries and applications such as LP Gas, Petroleum, Aviation, Industrial and Fire. The advantage of a split bearing on a reel is that if the bearing ever needs to be replaced, you will no longer have to remove the swivel joint as part of the task. Total replacement time can typically be cut to under 5 minutes, a reduction of 75% or more. The new...

Hannay Reels Launches Guidemaster GM-X Replacing The GM-700

Hannay Reels is pleased to provide its LP Gas customers with a completely redesigned Guidemaster®, the GM-X, replacing the GM-700, available in Q4 of 2019. Improvements include: Main body is now constructed of Grade 303 SST (previously aluminum) with black powder coat finish. Highly durable one-piece weldment with upgraded bushings and fasteners for maximum field life. Removal of all aluminum threaded holes eliminates galvanic (bimetallic) corrosion. Hourglass rollers upgraded to wear...

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