Guaranteed ice-free snow. Optimum usability.

The outstanding feature of the TechnoAlpin V series of snow lances is their round head with its optimized ratio of interior to exterior surface. A honeycomb-type system enables a special heat transfer system which keeps the lance head free of ice in conjunction with countersunk aluminum nozzles, even in adverse weather conditions.

The V3 snow lance has four control settings and therefore produces top quality snow, both at borderline temperatures and at low temperatures. Manual and automatic versions of the snow lance are available. The overground valve block on the lance pipe and the lightweight construction with plug-in connectors greatly enhance its usability.

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Technical components

Lance head

The dimensions and external surface of the lance head have been reduced while the internal surface has been enlarged. This has improved the heat transfer from the inside to the outside. Flush-mounted anodized aluminum nozzles further increase the heat transfer to the nozzle shaft.

Other outstanding features of the lance head include the optimized arrangement of the switchable nozzles and the enlarged opening angle between the nucleators. Snow output has improved as a result of these modifications.

Lance bracket

The robust mechanical bracket is made of galvanized steel to guarantee added stability and has plug-in connectors for easy installation. The height of the lance is adjusted by means of the hydraulic lifting cylinder. The electric switchboard is compact and easy to access.

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.

Valve technology

The automatic YB valve of pressure class PN100 regulates the water pressure, water flow and airflow for the lances. The opening and closing cycle includes water and air discharge. The valve has a patented closing mechanism which guarantees automatic closure in the event of a power failure.

Valve block

One outstanding feature of the overground valve block is its excellent accessibility allowing rapid and simple cleaning of the filter and drains without having to climb down into the pit. Water and air can be connected easily without the risk of confusion, as the Camlock couplings are different sizes.

Water filter

The water filter with seamless WEDGE WIRE filter insert made of nickel chromium steel guarantees fault-free operation, simple cleaning and long service life.

Meteo station

Up-to-date weather information is needed so that the snow gun parameters can be adjusted to the prevailing conditions for optimum performance. The current air temperature and relative humidity are therefore always measured and processed in the meteo station. It is also possible to install sensors to measure the wind direction, wind speed and snow depth.

Plug-in base

The simple and sturdy plug-in connection of the mechanical bracket makes it quick and efficient to fit on initial installation and just as easy to dismantle. The plug-in base has a double hole pattern and a flat base, and is therefore suitable for various pit and concrete foundations.

Mobility & versatility

Mobile stand

TechnoAlpin also makes lances on mobile undercarriages. These are particularly suitable for demonstrations. Mobile lances are also useful for finding out the optimum lance position. The lances can be positioned and tested in different locations.

Facts & figures

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Weight

Plug-in base
P
kg
20
Fixed column
P1
kg
22
Rotating column
P2
kg
26
Support lance pipe
P3
kg
20
Lance pipe 6m with head and VAR
P4
kg
52
Lance pipe 10m with head and VAR
P4
kg
72
Compressor complete
P5
kg
90

Dimensional data - 6m

Highest working position (15°)
H1
mm
7839
Lowest working position (30°)
H2
mm
7231
Maintenance position
H3
mm
1671

Dimensional data - 10m

Highest working position (15°)
H1
mm
11703
Lowest working position (30°)
H2
mm
10695
Maintenance position
H3
mm
1671

Electrical data

VAR nominal voltage
V
24
VAR power
kW
0,064
Compressor voltage
V
400
Nominal frequency
Hz
50
Compressor power
kW
4,0
Connection plug (compressor)
A
5x16

Water

Water pressure
min
bar
15
Water pressure
max
bar
60
Water filter
micron
250

Nozzle configuration

Nucleators
no.
3
Fixed nozzles
no.
6
Switchable nozzles
no.
9
Adjustable steps
no.
3+1
N.B.:
Subject to technical changes.