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Prague Airport Chooses Weigel TrackJet Unimog Combination
Category: Rubber and Paint Marking Removal | Rubber Removal Equipment | 27/07/2012 - 05:10:22
Running an airport requires great care and attention. To ensure the utmost safety during complex landing and take off procedures, the runway's surface must be well maintained. Weigel's rubber abrasion remover, the TackJet, guarantees excellent standards of traction on the runway.
The runway at Prague Airport has seen a lot of action. As one of Europe's busiest aviation hubs, a massive 12 million passengers use the airport each year. Since the new terminal's opening in 2005, the pressure on the runways has been excessive.
What causes wear and a build up of rubber on the runway? When an aircraft hits landing/ take off speeds it heats the aircraft's tyre to super-high levels, resulting in rubber being deposited on the runway. In fact, abrasion is so high that an aircraft's tyres need to be changed regularly, after as little as 40 flights.
Rubber Abrasion Remover
In order to clear the the runway of deposits, whilst retaining surface markings and quality, Weigel's advanced high pressure cleaning technology is required. The company's patented TrackJet combined with the Mercedes Unimog U 500 delivers a powerful partnership of reliability and intelligence. Customers can expect 99% rubber abrasion removal with a reduced ultra high pressure water consumption of 20%. The TrackJet-Unimog combination also uses 30% less fuel of competing high pressure washing systems.
As an added benefit, the Unimog system can be operated by a single person, saving money and freeing up other personnel. The equipment's lower pressure settings can be used to just clean the runway, rather than deliver tough abrasive removing pressures. These lesser pressures can also be used to gently clean runway beacons, looking after the more delicate equipment of the airfield.