Aquajet Introduces Versatile Super Lance 3000
Published: 19/3, 2019
Aquajet Systems AB introduces the Super Lance 3000, a new, more versatile lance system for its Aqua Cutter hydrodemolition robots. Unlike the previous lance system, which required switching lances depending on the pressure, the Super Lance is capable of handling any pressure up to 43,500 psi (3,000 bar). Contractors no longer need to keep as many parts on hand or spend valuable time swapping out components. The system is highly modular, allowing for the best configuration for any job. Standardized ends allow components to attach in any direction. For example, if the nozzle needs to enter a narrow space it can be mounted in a 90-degree elbow. The system also includes uniform threads and seals Ñ regardless of configuration Ñ and multiple fittings for different hoses, making the attachment compatible with any Aqua Cutter on the market. The uniform threads also mean less need for adaptors, which can lead to a risk of leaks if used. Aquajet improved performance in the Super Lance by manufacturing it with a .5-in (13-mm) bore-through hole and no change in diameter, helping water enter the nozzle without turbulence and not lose power. The Super Lance also includes several longevity improvements. The lance itself is lined with ceramic, reducing wear on the lance as it protrudes through the protective rubber below the hydrodemolition robotÕs hood. It is also thinner, meaning less wear on the rubber. Aquajet billet machined all pressure parts and added a longer lasting wear cap. The Super Lance is equipped with AquajetÕs unique ceramic nozzle specifically designed for demanding hydrodemolition applications. The highly-efficient nozzles last up to 350 hours, depending on the water quality. Now standard on Aqua Cutter robots, the Super Lance 3000 can be ordered as a kit for equipment retrofits.