A new heavy duty industrial pressure cleaner, designed to cut cleaning time and save water has been released by Australian Pump Industries. The new machine boasts an effective working pressure of 6,400 psi (440 bar) and a pump operating pressure of 4,000 psi (275 bar).
Manufactured and designed by Australian Pump Industries with heavy industrial and mining applications in mind, the machine, dubbed the Monsoon 400, uses its higher pressure rating to achieve significantly faster cleaning times than lower pressure, conventional machines.
“Using high pressure means the job gets done faster and with significantly less water usage, “ said Aussie Pump’s product manager Hamish Lorenz. “There are huge gains in effective labour utilisation and reduced maintenance as well,” he said.
The heart of the system is a “Big Berty” Bertolini triplex pump set at 4,000 psi operating pressure.
The pump has a maximum flow of only 15 litres per minute but is capable of faster cleaning times than lower pressure cleaners with a much higher flow.
The pump is powered by a slow speed, four pole, heavy duty TEFC (totally enclosed, fan cooled) 415 volt electric motor. The motor has a 7.5kw (10 hp) power rating.
The heavy duty Aussie machine is protected by a steel frame that doubles as a trolley for ease of mobility. The robust trolley is fitted with four steel wheels with 13”pneumatic tyres.
Protection against overload is provided by what is claimed by the manufacturers to be a bigger and a heavy duty control switch in the industry. It is IP 56 rated and protects against high amps draw, excessive lead length and pump overload.
The Monsoon 400 is fitted with ASP kit as standard equipment. The ASP kit includes a thermal dump valve to protect the machine from extended bypass running and a safety valve. The safety valve protects both machine and operator from pressure spikes.
A stainless steel twin lance with high/low pressure capability is supplied as standard equipment along with a high pressure Aussie Arrowline gun and 10m of high pressure hose.
“The Aussie Monsoon 400 out performs flimsier, lighter weight imported machines and provides Australian users with real water efficient cleaning capability,” said Lorenz.
“Teaming it with an Aussie turbo lance means improved cleaning capability, faster cleaning times and further water use reductions,” he said.