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New series water cannons from Akron Brass Company at QME 2008

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Akron Brass Company  will be releasing a new range of manual and joystick-controlled water cannons and fire fighting nozzles on stand 6123, during QME from July 22-24, 2008.

Products to be released by Akron Brass Company include a range of severe duty water cannons, based on either 12V or 24V electric or hydraulic systems, designed for fire fighting, dust suppression or cleaning machines.

As major mobile mining equipment manufacturers move away from air/pneumatic controls on machines, Akron Brass Company’s electric or hydraulic systems are designed to be easily adapted to new and existing watercarts.

New products to be launched include:

3491 (electric) and 3492 (hydraulic) severe duty water cannons, designed for use on watercarts or in preparation facilities, featuring a waterway manufactured from stainless steel, 12V or 24V options and fully electric nozzles with fog/jet capabilities or straight tip nozzles options. The Akron stand will include a dynamic display of both units at the show.

A programmable server motor (PLC controlled) severe duty water cannon system, designed for use in preparation facilities and which can be programmed to a desired sweep pattern to clean specific areas such as in coal preparation facilities or machine washdown facilities.

According to Akron Brass Company, this system can deliver significant labour cost savings once installed and can be run from an office or control room. It will also feature in a display at QME 2008.

3524 Omega is a severe duty manual mater cannon, designed for use on watercarts, heavy vehicle washdown facilities or in processing facilities. This system does not require external greasing of swivel joints as they are fully sealed and protected from mine water.

Applications for Akron Brass water cannons include:

  • Watercarts for dust suppression, fire fighting and cleaning
  • Heavy vehicle washdown facilities for cleaning machines
  • Processing facilities for moving waste product to sumps or fire fighting
  • Emergency response vehicles / fire trucks for fire fighting

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