Depending on the type, the cleaners have two or four nozzles. The nozzles have an inside diameter of up to 12 mm in accordance with application requirements. The horizontal and vertical rotary movement is produced by a turbine gear unit, driven by the cleaning medium, or by a separate drive such as an electric or pneumatic motor. The continuous rotation in two planes produces a finely meshed, net-like pattern of cleaning jets on the inside wall of the tank. At the end of a full cycle, each and every point of the tank has been directly subjected to mechanical impact from a strong jet. A complete cycle typically takes between 3 and 9 minutes. In practice, orbital cleaners generally operate at pressures of 4 to 8 bar and can easily cover an effective horizontal cleaning diameter of up to 33 meters, depending on the nozzle diameter used.
This type of cleaner is especially recommended for vessels and tanks with complex internal fittings, and for products that are difficult to clean. Compared with a spray ball, the cleaning medium consumption is up to 70% less.
Features of orbital Cleaners:
- Hygienic design
- Ball bearing free (exception TMC)
- Slim, compact design
- Intensive cleaning with targeted jets
- Long life
- Driven by the cleaning medium (exception TMC)
- Low number of components (orbital cleaners Typhoon, Tempest, Tornado all use the same spare parts)
- Reproducible cleaning by monitoring of the rotation with sensor SMW 100 or Veri-Clean (optional)
- Orbital cleaners work on the basis of two rotating axes, one horizontal and one vertical.