KAMAT GmbH has introduced the TWK 200/1500 Air, a high-pressure tank cleaning spinner.

The main differences of the TWK 200 over the existing commercially available tank washing heads are the active pneumatic drive and the controllability of the speed and direction of rotation of the rotor head in two axes via remote control. This makes it possible to easily adapt the system to specific cleaning task or to specific products being cleaned.

Severely soiled areas can be actively approached and cleaned in a targeted manner which enables significant savings in time and energy. Since the drive is pneumatic and not powered by water pressure, the full hydraulic power is available for the actual function--the cleaning action.

In practice, this innovation bears the advantage that also and especially complex cleaning tasks can be considerably speeded up. There is no need to remove the tank washing head from the tank for re-adjustment if the cleaning result is not to satisfaction. Instead, the operator is in a position to increase, for example, the speed, to change the direction of rotation or to tackle areas with stubbornly adhering dirt by using a convenient radio control.

Tank cleaning experts will appreciate the advantages of the TWK 200/1500 Air which KAMAT just sees as an intermediate step towards the actual goal of development. Because the externally controllable tank washing head creates the prerequisite for the fully automated, requirements-oriented cleaning of tanks and containers.

In the next step the remote control is intended to be extended with a visualisation system (for example with a scanning process prior to cleaning) that will communicate with the control and allow for fully automated tank cleaning and targeted and sustained removal of all soilings within the shortest of time. This goal will be pursued by KAMAT within the next few months; in this regard, the new TWK 200/1500 Air will be a central component of the further development.  ♦