Frequent repair or replacement of the water supply hose could be very costly and frequent damages of the hose can really impact the production as drilling is impossible without correct water supply. Also, unreeling and reeling hose ”by hand” is a long and heavy task for the operator if the mine water connection is located several tenth of meters from the work place.
In order to ease the management of the water supply hose and to protect it during tramming phases, Sandvik has developed a Water Hose Reel.
The reel can be controlled from the operator station or from the back of the machine. There is an automatic function that unreel the hose in the same time the machine tram to the face (same as the electric supply cable).
The Water Hose Reel upgrade solution can be delivered with water hose (size and length differ according machine models.)