The ATL-5000 — a new, fully automated water jet system from NLB Corp. — cleans tube bundles three times faster than manual methods and features an adjustable lance stroke that allows the system to be configured for bundles of various lengths, up to 30 feet. The diesel-powered system has five rigid lances, each with a specially designed nozzle to deliver high-pressure water (up to 20,000 psi) to clear tubes of hardened debris. A powerful hydraulic drive inserts the five lances at a rate of 39 inches per second, then withdraws them so they can be positioned to clean the next five tubes. All movements are controlled by the operator from an overhead station. (www.nlbcorp.com)
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