Automated Water Jet offers wireless control for safety.

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Producing water pressures up to 40,000 psi from rotating nozzles, SRT-10-W Crawler removes coatings and scale. It is operated via wireless control by personnel on ground from as far as 1,500 ft away. Moving up, down, and across tall structures, product strips surfaces down to bare metal at reported removal rates of up to 2,000 ft²/day without exposing personnel to risk of falling. It does not use any abrasive and has vacuum recovery to contain water and debris.



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Wireless Controls Simplify Surface Prep High Above the Ground



WIXOM, MICH...NLB Corp. has introduced wireless controls for its automated water jet Crawler, a high-productivity surface preparation tool for towers and other large structures that avoids exposing personnel to the risk of falling.

The NLB SRT-10-W Crawler removes coatings (e.g. paint, epoxies) and scale faster than manual methods using nothing but ultra-high pressure (UHP) water - up to 40,000 psi, or 2,800 bar - from patented rotating nozzles. The Crawler moves up, down and across to strip storage tanks, ship hulls and other tall surfaces down to bare metal, controlled by an operator on the ground. The new wireless controls let a single operator direct the entire job from as far away as 1,500 feet and reduce the potential for tangled wires.

Users of NLB Crawlers report removal rates of up to 2,000 square feet per day, with reduced risk to the environment as well as operating personnel. The NLB SRT-10-W uses no abrasive and has vacuum recovery to contain the water and debris. No other containment is needed to protect the surrounding area, reducing clean-up and operating costs.

22222/NLB Water Jet Crawler

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

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