TF10 & Rubis Evo: the best on the market
It’s now two years since the TF10 fan gun was made available on the market. With two snowmaking seasons behind it, the snow gun has shown all its qualities, confirming its high-production performance in various ski resorts. The energy-efficient Rubis Evolution lance has also shown that it is just as good. Both products are the result of the careful research carried out into efficiency.
The TF10 is not only one of the largest fan guns currently on the market, but stands out also for its efficiency while making snow. 24 Quadrijet nozzles and 8 nucleators are installed on the nozzle ring: it is possible to turn them on or off depending on the outdoor temperature. In this way, the quality of the snow remains constantly high, even at marginal temperatures. Thanks to the valve block, this adjustment can be made easily and continuously.
This power of the machine at marginal temperatures is truly impressive. But power and efficiency are not the only advantage offered by the TF10: with an internal motor and a speed of 1,500 revs/min., it is much quieter than the other models. Thanks to its low frequency, the sound is less of a nuisance: an advantage, above all, for snowmaking near built-up areas or natural parks. Feedback from customers has been extraordinarily positive.
In America, the snow gun was introduced in 2013. The first feedback that has arrived from American resorts is more than satisfactory. Buck Boley, the Manager responsible for snowmaking at the Alta Ski Resort (USA) has said that he is very satisfied: “The TF10 has made perfect snow on our slopes since it was installed last October. Despite being extremely powerful, it has surprised us for its low frequency.”
Luke Stratford, manager of the Yellowstone Club resort in Montana (USA), also says that he’s very satisfied: “The TF10 has been very useful, above all on wide slopes and on slopes that need more snow. This is not only thanks to its high snow output, but also thanks to its wide range”.
The Rubis Evolution air & water tower gun also surprises for its high-quality performance. The snow gun in fact makes possible to obtain excellent performance in different weather conditions, even at marginal temperatures. Thanks to its moderate air consumption (25 m3/h – on average), the Rubis Evo guarantees low energy consumption, both in new systems and in optimized ones. Very resistant to wind and ice, thanks to the shape of the head, the Rubis Evolution offers a concentrated jet that enables production both on wide slopes and on narrow ones, with extremely low noise emissions. This makes it suitable for slopes near housing and urban areas. But not only: the tower is easy to mount, is very reliable and requires minimum maintenance.
On the east coast, in Wintergreen (VA), Jay Roberts, VP Resort Operation at the resort, says that introducing the Rubis Evo tower had the same positive effects as automating the entire system years ago. “We’d never go back”, says Roberts. The satisfaction is amply shared by other international resort managers, such as the managers of Courchevel (France), where the Operation Manager, Thomas Thor Jessen, says: “Among the snow guns present in our system, the Rubis Evo tower gun is the best-performing one. The different versions of Rubis Evo fully meet the needs of the different types of slopes we have".