Press Release Summary:
Offering impingement and stream quality that helps operators accelerate digging processÂ and conserve water, Switchblade™ Linear and Ripsaw™ Rotating Nozzles operate at up to 3,200 psi and are constructed with stainless steel housings and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments. These heavy-duty, high-impact nozzles feature non-conductive urethane coating on body that extends nozzle life while protecting safety of user and sensitive underground utilities.
Original Press Release:
Hydra-Flex Introduces New Line of Hydro Excavation Nozzles
Heavy-Duty, High-Impact Nozzles Are Designed to Dig Faster, Save Water
Burnsville, MN — Hydra-Flex is proud to announce the release of its line of nozzles designed specifically for the hydro excavation industry – the Switchblade™ Linear and Ripsaw™ Rotating Nozzles. With their improved impingement and stream quality, these nozzles allow the operator to dig faster while using less water, ultimately ensuring greater efficiency on the jobsite.
Designed for durability, these heavy-duty, high-impact nozzles operate at up to 3,200 PSI and are constructed with stainless steel housings and tungsten carbide wear surfaces to withstand harsh environments and provide longer life than ceramic nozzles. Non-conductive urethane coating on the nozzle body extends the life of the nozzle while protecting the safety of the user and sensitive underground utilities.
During development, special focus was placed on optimizing the stream quality of the nozzles, resulting in their superior digging/cutting ability. In lab tests, Hydra-Flex’s Ripsaw™ Rotating Nozzle was run alongside competitor nozzles to measure impingement and digging speed. On average, the Ripsaw nozzle cut through the test substrate 67.25 times faster than the competition. (Videos of the tests are available online at http://hydraflexinc.com/support/videos/)
“While it seems like just a small component on the truck, your nozzle can play a huge role in your overall job performance,” says Justin Jovle, Hydra-Flex Product Line Manager, “A range of flow rates and spray patterns are available for different applications like potholing or trenching. Choosing the right nozzle is like having the right tool in your toolbox.”
Hydra-Flex will be featuring their hydro excavation nozzles in booth #219 at the Waterjet Technology (WJTA-IMCA) Expo, October 14-15, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit www.hydraflexinc.com.
About Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Hydra-Flex, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a principle focus on "finding a better way" to manufacture products for the vehicle wash industry, including chemical injectors, chemical dispensing systems, and high-pressure nozzles. Building on that expertise, Hydra-Flex used its core technology to introduce nozzles that could solve challenges unique to hydro excavation. An expert company in fluid dynamics with accomplished engineering, manufacturing, sales, and support staff, Hydra-Flex’s mission is to develop innovative products that solve problems, save precious resources, reduce operating costs, and provide exceptional results for our customers.
Hydra-Flex, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Burnsville, MN