Eight control settings for snowmaking par excellence

TL8: Best snow quality — maximum output

The TL8 automatic snow lance is part of TechnoAlpin's new TL lance series and offers maximum efficiency and precise control across the entire temperature range. The lance head, with three nucleators and four rings, each with three nozzles, makes it very powerful. The Smart Distributor works like a valve block, opening and closing the nozzle rings. The TL8 has eight different control settings. Due to the multi-step design, it is possible to fine-tune the water flow rate of the snow gun as finely as possible, thereby maximizing the snow output under all temperature conditions. The TL lance heads are mounted on the lightweight universal tube, recently developed by TechnoAlpin.

Snow par excellence

Innovative lance head

Simple assembly

Snow par excellence

Nucleators with ruby inserts guarantee constant, optimal snow quality, especially at limit temperatures and with low operating pressure.

Innovative lance head

The new lance head is highly energy and resource efficient thanks to three nucleators with ruby inserts, four rings, each with three ceramic nozzles, and eight control settings.

Simple assembly

Simple, fast assembly is possible thanks to the robust, mechanical lance construction coupled with straightforward, stable plug-in connections.

Perfectly coordinated components

The TL8 comes standard with high-quality components, such as nozzles with ceramic inserts, oil-free compressors (the version without centralized air), seamless filters and nucleators with ruby inserts. The air consumption is controlled. Therefore, they produce an optimum mixture of air and water regardless of the water pressure. With these nucleators, the snow quality is optimal and consistent all along the slope.

Technical components

Technical data



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Technical components

Lance head

The shape of the head makes the TL lances less susceptible to wind and frost and allows snowmaking on narrow and wide slopes while keeping noise emissions low. This is a huge advantage on slopes near residential areas. The ceramic inserts of the wear-resistant nozzles also guarantee consistently high snow quality season after season. The standard version of the lance is also joined by a model for warm climates so as to cater for varying local weather conditions.

Lance construction

The robust mechanical structure is made of hot-dip galvanized steel to guarantee added stability and has plug-in connections 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.

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.

Plug-in base

The simple and sturdy plug-in connection of the mechanical structure 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.

Valve technology

The automatic YB valve of pressure class PN100 regulates the snow lance water pressure, water throughput and airflow. 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.

Technical data


Plug-in base 22.2 kg
Fixed column 12.5 kg
Rotating column 26 kg
Lance pipe support 18.6 kg
Complete compressor 90 kg
Water filter 6.3 kg
Height of drop 4 m 7 m 10 m
Lance pipe 14 kg 27.6 kg 42.3 kg


D8 Distributor 8 kg
TL8 Lance Head 6.4 kg


Height of drop 4 m 7 m 10 m
Working position – top (15°) 4500 mm 7170 mm 10060 mm
Working position – bottom (30°) 4242 mm 6657 mm 9230 mm
Maintenance position 1517 mm 1274 mm 1010 mm


Drive motor voltage (head) 24 V
Drive motor power (head) 52 W
Heating 20 W
Compressor voltage 400V
Nominal frequency 50 Hz
Compressor power 4 kW
Connecting plug (compressor) 5x16 A


Water pressure, min. 15 bar
Water pressure, max. 60 bar


Nucleator 3
Fixed nozzles 3
Switchable nozzles 9
Settings 8

NB: Subject to technical modifications.

NB: A pressure class of PN80 can be achieved with 2SN hoses if threaded screw fittings and union nuts are used instead of the Camlock connections.


With centralized air

The central air model is mainly used on relatively low slope sections with air and water supply as well as a data cable.

With local compressor

The local compressor model is used on relatively low slope sections with water and electricity supply as well as a data cable. This model has an oil-free piston compressor with an output of 4.0 kW.

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