T60 fan blade heating - as standard
Once again, TechnoAlpin has set new standards in snow-making technology: the T60 fan gun is now available as standard with fan blade heating. This offers a range of advantages for TechnoAlpin customers.
In the past, many fans and ventilators had the following problem: at low temperatures and extremely high atmospheric humidity, water accumulated on the fan blades and froze. This led to icing of the fan blades which in turn caused vibrations and unbalanced the rotating fans.
In 2003, TechnoAlpin began designing heating for fan blades to ensure that the fans remained free of ice when generating snow. Following intensive research and exhaustive tests, an efficient solution was finally developed in 2005. Fan blade heating has been designed with rod-shaped heating resistors. These resistors are built into the individual fan blades and powered by sliding contacts. The shape of the heating resistors is integrated into the fan blades' casting mould. This creates a heating system which can operate at low temperatures and which heats the entire surface area evenly. Industrializing this technology and manufacturing large components demanded an extensive series of tests and cooperation with various manufacturers.
The patented technology has been implemented as standard in snow generators since 2010. The automatic T60 fan gun is the first snow generator to feature fan blade heating as standard. TechnoAlpin has once again set new standards in snow-making technology: snow generators with built-in fan blade heating are extremely reliable and remain free of ice even in extremely cold temperatures. This prevents mechanical damage, thereby reducing maintenance.
This technology offers a range of advantages for the snow experts' customers at no extra cost.
Photograph: Close-up of the sliding contact.