NEW: The above-ground valve block from TechnoAlpin
System efficiency has always been a main focus at TechnoAlpin and especially for the Snow Experts' R&D department. That is the only way to ensure that TechnoAlpin can continue to lead the way in snowmaking. This policy has again paid off recently in the field of valve engineering in the form of the new above-ground valve block for use with the A30 and A9 lances.
The above-ground valve block is a compact lightweight unit in a two-layer PE casing for safe handling and full protection against the elements as well as during transportation, installation and storage of the lances at the end of the season. Like all snow guns from the house of TechnoAlpin, every above-ground valve block is delivered pre-assembled with the lance pole ex works in Bozen following pressure and function testing. In addition to product quality, TechnoAlpin also has a strong focus on convenient working. The nozzle head, pole and valve block form a single unit, and the complete assembly is quickly and easily installed. The Camlock couplings used for the air and water supply also contribute to a user-friendly system. The biggest advantage of all, however, is fast and easy maintenance. The water filter insert in the valve block, for example, can be cleaned without the need to climb into the pit or clear the snow from the manhole cover. The sensors for air pressure, water pressure and water temperature are located above ground where they are better protected from the wet than inside a pit. That is the key to longer sensor life. Another advantage of the new lances operated with the above-ground valve block is the fact that they can be installed on compact valve pits with limited clear internal dimensions. They can also be installed on concrete footings with no pit at all.