New Product Announcement: Surface Prep Extension Kit

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2023


Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet recently announced the release of their Extension Kit, Rotolance and Hybrid Kit for their Aqua Cutter 750V. The new extension will reportedly increase the 750V’s reach for applications such as bridges, berths, piers and wastewater plants.

According to the emailed release, the Rotolance deals with surface preparation on steel bridges, roadways, pipes, tunnels and more. The new Hybrid Kit 3.0 will reportedly convert the diesel-powered 750V to electric when diesel can’t be used because of noise or emission requirements.

The company states that the Extension Kit can be configured in various ways with elbow and beams, allowing the operator to perform hydrodemolition in “awkward” and harder-to-reach areas.

For example, during bridge repair, the Extension Kit will reportedly allow the 750V to work from the bridge deck and reach over the barrier without having to remove it, the company says. To reach the underside of the bridge deck, the beams reportedly extend to the side over the railing and then downward at a 90-degree angle, pointing the cutting head upward underneath the deck.

According to Aquajet, the new accessory expands the 750V’s reach by one meter to the sides and two meters vertically. Additionally, the kit will reportedly improve operator safety by eliminating labor-intensive alternatives, such as the use of hand tools for removing concrete from hard-to-reach spots.

Additionally, contractors can reportedly utilize the Rotolance to remove concrete, rubber coatings, paint, rust, plastic and other materials. The new accessory reportedly brings this versatility to several applications, including steel bridge coating removal, roadway surface preparation, deck epoxy removal, pipe coating removal and more.

The release states that while the 750V is often used for deeper sections of concrete, the Rotolance can serve as a light-removal alternative. The new method reportedly avoids sand blasting, subsequently eliminating dust pollution.

Aquajet states that contractors can utilize the Rotolance to remove concrete, rubber coatings, paint, rust, plastic and other materials. The new accessory reportedly brings this versatility to several applications, including steel bridge coating removal, roadway surface preparation, deck epoxy removal, pipe coating removal and more.

The Rotolance comes in two versions, the 1000 and 2500, each with a working diameter of 13.8 inches. The 1000 reportedly achieves a maximum water pressure of 14,500 psi that leaves a bonding surface when cleaning or removing hard paint, rust and rubber coatings.

The 2500’s maximum water pressure is reportedly 36,300 psi, which “quickly and precisely” removes a shallow layer of concrete, the company says.

According to Aquajet, the Hybrid Kit 3.0 can easily attach to the 750V and uses a system to automatically disengage the onboard diesel engine and convert to electric power. This feature reportedly brings the 750V’s capabilities to applications where diesel engines may not be allowed, such as parking garages or inside buildings.

The kit can also be installed without any tools, as operators only have to snap it onto the back of the robot and connect the hoses. The kit reportedly also features a built-in charger that powers the battery while the robot is working. Once connected, Aquajet states that the 750V can run on either diesel or electric so as to work as a more versatile and environmentally friendly machine.

“After a successful 750V launch, we wanted to fine tune accessories that give our customers even more ways to use the robot,” said Roger Simonsson, Aquajet CEO. “There is a lot of concrete around the world that needs repair. The 750V provides a way to efficiently remove it, and these accessories increase where the robot can go and the types of removal that are achievable.”

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:20 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2023, to correct an error regarding the working diameter from the company's press release.

   

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