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
480
Nominal voltage
V
600
Nominal frequency
Hz
60
Nominal current
(480V)
A
33*
Nominal current
(600V)
A
24*
Connection plug
A
4x60
Nominal power - largest motor (turbine)
HP
16.76
Compressor
HP
5.36
Heating
HP
0.67 ÷ 2.28

Dimensional data

Snow gun length
A
ft
5'-7"
Snow gun width
B
ft
3'-3"
Snow gun height
H
ft
4'-11"
Total height
H1
ft
16'-5"
Working position
H2
ft
14'-5"
Height column of the tower
H3
ft
10'-10"

Weights

Snow gun
P1
lb
705 lb 8 oz
Column of the tower
P2
lb
485
Valve block
P3
lb
55 lb 2 oz
Electric cabinet
P4
lb
220 lb 7 oz
Compressor complete
P5
lb
176 lb 6 oz
Total weight
lb
1,642 lb 7 oz

Various

Operating temperature
°F
-13 ÷ +36
Number of revolutions
rpm
3000
Turbine inclination
deg.
40
Horizontal rotation
deg.
360
Swing
deg.
/

Water

Operating water pressure
psi
116 ÷ 580
Water filter
micron
250
Water connection - Camlock
in
1½ ÷ 2

Nozzle configuration

Nucleators
6
Fixed nozzles - quadrijet type
6
Fixed nozzles - quadrijet type
Q
0.18 cfm @ 58 psi
Controllable nozzles - quadrijet type
12
Controllable nozzles - quadrijet type
Q
0.35 cfm @ 58 psi