Akron Brass has introduced a new severe-duty, multi-purpose water cannons designed to withstand continuous operation while mounted on heavy-duty equipment like mining and civil construction water carts or landfill vehicles.
Prior to Akron launching the severe duty range of products water cannons, everything else available on the market was designed for traditional urban fire brigade use and duty cycles that when used in mining applications failed to provide a long term solution.
If one considers the typical life of an urban fire truck, where the truck is parked for its life in a fire station, have low kilometers, are driven in clean environments on smooth roads with minimal vibration and the water cannons are rarely used. These water cannons traditionally are designed to rotate using basic ball bearings to run along machined race surfaces.
Now compare a fire truck with the extremes of mining and civil construction applications where constant vibration, dirty water are always present.
Add to this coal dust and dirt, constant heavy vibration and high cycle rotation use. Any ball bearing will crack, flatten and seize in these situations and or require intensive maintenance programs.
It is no wonder that previous water cannons used in mining have never withstood the rigors of time in this application until now.
Dusty, dirty, outdoor, and continuous vibration applications are what the Akron Brass extremeduty water cannons are designed to survive.
The new style 3491 and 3492 severe duty water cannons all have the following key features:
A stainless steel investment cast 75mm (2½”) waterway that flows up to 2900lpm (750 gpm) with a 60 metre effective stream reach.
Wear resistant high density polyethylene bearing for added durability. There are no ball bearings to wear out and no greasing is required.
The waterway is now fabricated in stainless steel as standard with two part enamel painted finish to resist corrosion. Zinc Plated Steel can be quoted upon request.
Powerful motors are environmentally-sealed (to keep water out), 12 or 24 volt DC 3491 or Hydraulic 3492. To reduce spare inventory all motors and drive share common parts.
Heavy-duty stainless steel shafts and gearing for superior load handling.
The Akron Brass severe duty water cannons have adjustable 320 degree maximum rotation and quick travel speed at 20 degrees per second.