Distributor, repair facility and rental agent Octopus Electronics will launch industrial vehicle manufacturer Kaiser MORO’s Elegance truck at the IFAT Africa 2019 conference, which will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, from July 9 to 11.
Octopus Electronics sales and technical manager Matthew Owens says the Kaiser Moro units are a combination of a vacuum and jetting truck, with water-recycling capabilities.
He adds that the high-pressure jetting traditionally uses a huge amount of clean water. The Kaiser units reuse dirty water for jetting; therefore, very little clean water is required.
In addition, the recycling capability saves on travel time, as time spent fetching clean water from a water supply is reduced.
“The trucks are eco-recycling trucks, with each unit saving about 168 000 ℓ of clean water during an 8-hour shift,” he notes.
“Decades of experience and cutting-edge development work are perfectly matched in this product line. It uses materials that unite low weight and high resistance,” he says.
Owens explains that the triplex plunger pumps are available for the high-pressure system, and the Kaiser MORO vane pumps or positive displacement blowers are available for the vacuum system.
The respective pumps are located between the driver’s cab and the tank. The components are hydraulically or mechanically driven, depending on power requirements, through power take-off on the carrier vehicle or a separate intermediate gearbox.
The trucks range from a compact two-axle vacuum vehicle to the top-of-the-range, four-axle combination vehicle. The range comes with the option of side-mounted water tanks in polyethylene or chrome steel that allows for the tank layout to be optimally adapted to client needs.
He notes that the tank’s superstructure includes a sludge tank made out of carbon steel and a fresh-water chamber with a built-in vacuum pump. The tank cover is equipped with a tipping system that empties out the tank. In addition, the truck has a separator with automatic drainage.
Vehicle operation has been designed with a focus on simple handling. The truck can be used in the cleaning of pipelines, and the vacuuming of tanks and dams.
“These units . . . boast water-saving capabilities that are imperative in today’s world,” he concludes.