Product Spotlight - January 2020

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Combination machines that use recycled water aren’t just a novelty anymore. The high-end units on today’s market offer similar specs to nonrecycling jet/vacs while enabling the user to stay on the job all day instead of leaving the job site to refill the water tank. Of course, the water conservation capability of these units continues to be perhaps their strongest selling point.

The greatest technical challenge to effective water recycling systems is the complete removal of abrasive sediments from the water. Wiedemann, in partnership with GapVax, found the solution with the Recycle JetVac.

“More than 40 years of refining went into this unit to develop the best technology and design on the market,” says Zack Shustrick, the project engineer for the joint program. “The wet-only system physically cleans the water by removing all abrasive particles through a combination of centrifugal separation and sedimentation. There are no filters and therefore no blockages on the unit.”

The water recycling system is built around three main components: a self-cleaning backflush mesh, cyclones for centrifugal cleaning action and progressive sedimentation chambers inside the water tank. The key to the water recycling system design is that it keeps the workload of all these components in balance. In fact, the system cleans more water than the pump can discharge. According to Shustrick, the unit offers similar power to the company’s mainstream combo units.

“It can clean lines from 4 to 60 inches in diameter, both sanitary and storm lines,” he says. “This unit can also clean lift stations over 40 feet deep without adding vacuum tubes. It can also handle potholing.”

Because it offers continuous operation, the Recycle JetVac drastically reduces water consumption while increasing productivity. By using existing wastewater for the initial fill, the operator can arrive on site empty and work in subzero temperatures. Push-button operation of jetting hoses, vacuum system and suction hoses speeds setup and reduces strain on operators.

“Municipalities and contractors alike love it because they can work continuously without interruption with minor changes to their everyday routine,” Shustrick says. “The amount of time it takes to stop, tear down, get water, go back to the job, set up and start working again is all eliminated.” 888-442-7829;


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