Basic Information, Function and Technology of the TrackJet® System
The TrackJet® water jetting method completely revolutionizes runway maintenance. TrackJet® employs a specially developed high-pressure water jetting method that uses extremely low amounts of water.
TrackJet® can be used to remove rubber skid marks and old markings without damaging the sensitive asphalt or concrete surfaces.
+++ No-compromise rubber removal +++
Water consumptionThe TrackJet® system uses roughly one-tenth of the water consumed by other customary water jetting systems. Thanks to an operating pressure of 2,500 bar, the system requires only 1.7 m³/h.
At a normal level of dirt, this means only 2.5 litres of water are required per square metre. In most cases, the TrackJet® can therefore work an entire shift non-stop without the need to refill the fresh water supply and remove the waste water.
Diesel consumptionThe TrackJet® system requires approximately 4 litres of diesel fuel to clean 100 m², which is around 70% less than other customary methods.
Personnel requirementsOnly one operator is required to run the TrackJet®. Thanks to the extremely low water consumption, there is no need to remove the debris and waste water or refill the tank with fresh water during an average shift. This means less staff are needed on the runway, which in turn means lower costs and improved security.
Additional usesWith the TrackJet® system, markings can be removed extremely efficiently and quickly without leaving behind “phantom lines”. The treated surface is optimally prepared for the application of a new coating using modern marking materials. Cleaning out expansion joints is another interesting application for TrackJet®.
ResultsThe TrackJet® method can be used without restriction on asphalt and concrete surfaces, as well as on surfaces with AntiSkid® coatings. Even grooved surfaces can be treated. The runway's surface structure is not damaged in any way! The high working pressure of 2,500 bar leads to the question of potential damage to the runways.
This risk has been eliminated fully, thanks to the development of special nozzles and control systems. This has been proven in intensive testing procedures, e.g. by repeatedly treating one section of a runway. The surfaces were examined and their condition documented beforehand. Even after 10 treatments, no changes to the surface structure could be detected! With the TrackJet® system, the surfaces are treated with the optimal care and friction co-efficients up to 0.9 can be achieved.
AvailabilityUsing an airport-owned TrackJet® system instead of relying on the availability of qualified contractors means having the flexibility to schedule staff and equipment for 'just-in-time' service. TrackJet® systems can be used in all weather conditions, in temperatures ranging from +2 °C to +45°C (35-113 °F). Thanks to the integrated VacuFlex® direct suction system, it is also possible to use the runway immediately after it has been cleaned.
The TrackJet® system is available as an attachment unit driven by a PTO shaft. This model can be used with existing carrier vehicles such as Unimog® and snowblowers.This means this equipment pays for itself in less time. This additional potential application is particularly interesting when calculating the cost-effectiveness of otherwise under-utilised equipment such as snow removal vehicles.
CostsThe TrackJet® system is an economic and environment-friendly way of continuously keeping airport surfaces in a good condition, and quickly pays for itself.
Our customers can testify to savings of up to 60% in comparison with the cost of hiring subcontractors.
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