Aquajet intros Rotolance hydrodemolition attachment for hard-to-reach concrete
Aquajet Programs has launched its new hydrodemolition Rotolance attachment for cleansing, eradicating or roughening concrete surfaces.
The machine will also be used to take away rubber coatings, paint, rust, plastic and different supplies.
The Rotolance delivers between 14,503 and 36,000 kilos per sq. inch of water strain, relying on the mannequin, to be used with the corporate’s Aqua Cutter 710 robotic and its Aqua Backbone and Aqua Body.
“The software serves as a light-removal various to Aqua Cutter robots meant to take away deeper sections of concrete,” the corporate says.
“Not solely is our attachment safer than hand lances,” provides Roger Simonsson, Aquajet Programs managing director, “it may be operated across the clock because of its computer-controlled automation, saving contractors important money and time.”
The attachment is available in two fashions, the Rotolance 1000 and the Rotolance 2500, each of which might cowl a floor diameter as much as 14 inches broad.
The Rotolance 1000 makes use of pressures as much as 36,259 psi to take away a shallow layer of concrete, leaving a roughened floor for bonding. The Rotolance 2500 works at pressures as much as 14,503 psi and leaves a easy floor when cleansing or eradicating exhausting paint, rust and rubber from areas equivalent to ship hulls and storage tanks.
The corporate says the Rotolance won’t injury rebar nor concrete that must be preserved, and it minimizes publicity to silica mud. Its purposes embrace roads, bridges, airports, harbors, sewage pipes and water reservoirs.
Each fashions weigh 242 kilos and may exchange the common slicing heads on the Aqua Backbone and Aqua Body, permitting operators to take away concrete that may be troublesome or not possible to achieve with a robotic alone.