NLB ATL-500 – Tube bundle cleaning is automated and self-contained

WIXOM, MICH… OCT. 22, 2009…The ATL-5000, a new, fully-automated water jet system from NLB Corp., cleans tube bundles three times faster than manual methods and sets new standards for operator comfort and protection.  An adjustable lance stroke allows the system to be configured for bundles of various lengths up to 30 feet (98.4m).

The system has five rigid lances, each with a specially-designed nozzle to deliver high-pressure water (up to 20,000 psi, or 1,400 bar) to clear the tubes of hardened debris.  A powerful hydraulic drive inserts the five lances at a rate of 39" (1m) per second, then withdraws them so they can be positioned to clean the next five tubes.  All movements (in/out, up/down and left/right) are controlled by the operator from a convenient overhead station, which provides excellent visibility at a safe distance from the action.  The operator can even rotate the bundles with the optional bundle roller control package.

The diesel-powered ATL-5000 is completely self-contained.  It requires no external power or air supply and can be taken by trailer to jobsites.  Exclusive features include a lockout to prevent accidental actuation and an optional HVAC package to keep the operator station cool and comfortable.

NLB Corp., a leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet productivity, manufactures a full line of quality water jetting systems and accessories for contractor and industrial uses.  These include tank and tube cleaning, product removal, surface preparation, pavement stripe and rubber removal, concrete hydrodemolition, concrete and pipe cutting, and more.

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