Christ – stands for innovative, high-quality and safe machine technology that offers the operator and the end user visible additional value. Upon developing this novel direct drive; focus was placed on increasing the wash performance of the roll-over wash unit systems, lowering the power consumption and enabling the cylinder system control to be even gentler. Additionally, the wash time was also able to be shortened without having to forfeit on washing and drying quality.
Visitors were able to experience the impressive roll-over wash unit PRIMUS Vitesse in September at the Automechanika. The PRIMUS Vitesse executed the full program with foam pre-wash, high-pressure pre-wash, washing in two cycles and the drying of the vehicle surfaces in the forward and return cycle in just an amazing 4,5 min. More capacity in peak wash times secures the operator increased turnover!
The novel direct drive for the roof and side cylinders was already built in the PRIMUS Vitesse. Independent of the selected wash material, the power consumption for these drives is dropped by 10-30%. This already lowers operation costs incredibly, which will continue to be of growing importance in the future with electricity prices continuing to increase.
Variable rotation speeds for the vehicle wash can also be implemented through the direct drive. The rotation speed on highly dirty vehicle areas (e.g. the vehicle side surfaces) can be increased by e.g. 10%. Dirt is removed even more effectively from vehicles. Improved wash results are made possible. This variable rotation speed control is also impressively implemented in the area of the roof cylinder. The cylinder spins out at a fast 300 RPM. No remaining water that could drop on the vehicle during the drying process is left in the cylinders.
Depending on the selected wash material, different cylinder drive rotation speeds are required. Until now, if an operator wanted to exchange the wash material on an installed roll-over wash unit, this was only possible through mechanically complicated and expensive retrofitting of the cylinder drives (electromotor, drives and software adaptation). Generally speaking, this is not very financially smart. With the new direct drive, the cylinder drive rotation speed is controlled electronically without gear drives. Should an operator want to change to another material or want to change out material with other materials available in the future, then this is no problem with the new direct drive. The preferred cylinder rotation speed can be configured by a setting in the machine control. The PRIMUS with direct drive is designed today for the wash materials of tomorrow.
Additional disturbances to the applied pressure control are eliminated through the omission of the gear drive. With the new control technique, the applied pressure is even faster and more exact - a further important safety factor, especially in consideration of side mirrors and superstructures on the vehicle.
Furthermore, the rotation direction of the wash cylinders can be directly switched over in the wash sequence. Ten additional seconds are saved per wash sequence in this way and the machine capacity is further increased.
The PRIMUS Vitesse is simply the class winner!
PRIMUS Direct drive for roof and side cylinders
• 10-30% Less power consumption by drive gears through higher energy efficiency (dpends on trimming)
• Variable rotation speed for vehicle wash
• Improved wash performance
• Roof cylinder always with maximum spinning, no dripping
• The Primus can be retrofitted to suit any wash material without hardware modification (e.g. change from Sensofil to Sensotex)
• Faster and exacter applied pressure control through omission of drive gear disturbances and improved measuring technology
For further information, please contact us at:
Otto Christ AG
P.O. Box 12 54
Telephone 0 83 31/857-100
Telefax 0 83 31/857-185
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