Remote Manipulator increases safety for water jet operators.

Press Release Summary:

Automated Remote Manipulator (ARM) lets operator manipulate, from safety of climate-controlled cab, accessories using convenient joystick controls for positioning as well as starting/stopping flow of water at pressures up to 40,000 psi. Increasing operator protection while reducing downtime, this semi-automated water jet system features specialized tooling mounted on arm of mini excavator and can be used in diverse applications. Vertical reach is ~12 ft, and horizontal reach is ~17 ft.

Original Press Release:

New ARM Lets Water Jet Operators Keep Their Distance

WIXOM, MICH... The new Automated Remote Manipulator (ARM) from NLB Corp. is a semi-automated water jet system that increases operator protection while reducing downtime.  It lets an operator manipulate a variety of accessories from the safety and comfort of a climate-controlled cab, using convenient joystick controls to position them and to start and stop the flow of high-pressure water (up to 40,000 psi, or 2,760 bar, at 600 hp).

With specialized tooling mounted on the arm of a mini excavator, the ARM efficiently handles applications as diverse as shellside tube bundle cleaning and hydrodemolition.  Its unique quick-connect system makes it easy to change accessories, such as NLB’s patented SPIN JET® and SPIN-NOZZLE® heads, to suit the job.

The ARM has a vertical reach of about 12 feet and a horizontal reach of about 17 feet, with a wide water jet pattern to maximize coverage.  This allows the operator to stay out of the action, not only reducing risk but eliminating the fatigue of manual water jetting and the possibility of inconsistent results from operators with different skill levels.

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

The ARM lets an operator control water jets from the cab.

CONTACT: Jim Van Dam

Phone: (248) 624-5555

Fax: (248) 624-0908


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