Compact dimensions. Manual operation. Fixed installation.

The MTS (Manual Tower Snowgun) is a TechnoAlpin snow gun which is used in a fixed installation on a tower and can be manually operated. Its most distinctive features are its simplicity of handling and reliability. The MTS comes with a temperature sensor as standard with the facility of on-screen readouts. It is also possible to read various status messages, error messages and parameters on the display.

The snow gun software enables various snow quality settings and displays the number of nozzles which have to be opened in certain conditions. Settings can also be saved for start and stop temperatures. The compressor and electric control cabinet are located on the MTS near the base of the tower column so that they are accessible from the ground for ease of servicing.

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Technical components

Nozzle ring

TechnoAlpin fan guns are fitted with hard-wearing Quadrijet nozzles with ceramic inserts. The ceramic inserts guarantee a high level of durability and resistance even when used with aggressive water. The four-jet technology is used to optimize and equalize the spray action and therefore to guarantee top snow quality. TechnoAlpin has been using this advanced technology since 1992 and the heating system in the nozzle ring operates selectively, resulting in reduced energy consumption.

Valve technology and water filter

Nozzles can be turned on and of on all TechnoAlpin snow guns depending on the temperature. This keeps the quality of the snow consistently high. The WEDGE WIRE water filter insert, which is made of high-quality nickel chromium steel, is also integrated in the valve block to save space. It has no weld seams and is therefore extremely durable.

Oil-free compressor

The snow guns produced by TechnoAlpin are fitted with an aluminum oil-free piston compressor with integrated cooling circuit. This system has been in use since 1999, allowing the snow guns to be positioned at any angle. The oil-free compressors made by Kaeser are also very environmentally friendly and ensure that no oil escapes into the environment through the snow production process. They operate at the same flow rate and yet they use less energy and do not need to be serviced annually. With no oil filters, trap cartridges, oil level monitors and stationary heating installations, this all adds up to a reduction in the annual running costs of a snowmaking system.

Facts & figures

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Electrical characteristics

Nominal voltage
V
400
Nominal frequency
Hz
50
Nominal current
A
40*
Connection plug
A
5x63
Nominal power - largest motor (turbine)
kW
12,5
Compressor
kW
4
Heating
kW
0,5 ÷ 1,7

Dimensional data

Snow gun length
A
mm
1700
Snow gun width
B
mm
980
Snow gun height
H
mm
1500
Total height
H1
mm
5000
Working position
H2
mm
4400
Height column of the tower
H3
mm
3300

Weights

Snow gun
P1
kg
320
Column of the tower
P2
kg
220
Valve block
P3
kg
25
Electric cabinet
P4
kg
100
Compressor complete
P5
kg
80
Total weight
kg
745

Various

Operating temperature
°C
-25 ÷ +2
Number of revolutions
rpm
3000
Turbine inclination
deg.
40
Horizontal rotation
deg.
360
Swing
deg.
/

Water

Operating water pressure
bar
8 ÷ 40
Water filter
micron
250
Water connection - Camlock
in
1½" ÷ 2"

Nozzle configuration

Nucleators
no.
6
Fixed nozzles - quadrijet type
no.
6
Fixed nozzles - quadrijet type
Q
5 l/min - 4 bar
Controllable nozzles - quadrijet type
no.
12
Controllable nozzles - quadrijet type
Q
10 l/min - 4bar
N.B.:
Subject to technical changes.
The figures are subject to changes based on the type of plant and/or country of installation (always refer to the wiring diagrams).
*)
Data collected at 1500m above the sea level.