Kamat high pressure gun KSP 1200 renamed KSP 1500Published 2/12, 2020 at 15:09
For more than 40 years Kamat has been developing and producing a wide range of technical accessories for high pressure applications up to 3,500bar. The company has acquired experience based on thousands of applications worldwide, serving as the basis for the in house development of accessories and any kind of water and rotating tools, self-propelled or externally driven.
Kamat’s high pressure array includes smaller parts, such as rotating nozzles for gun operation and manipulators (self-propelled or pneumatically driven), rotating joints (3,200bar) especially designed for mounting on surface cleaners or whole systems, such as the remote controlled ‘Ship Hull Crawler’ for the cleaning of large surfaces. Developing accessories alongside full practical testing has resulted in high functionality with accessories that are ergonomic and safe providing efficient and fatigue free work. Amongst these are KSP 1200 and KSP 3000 high pressure guns, which have been recently standardised. The result of the standardisation is that there is the same range of functions with 50% less variants and an extended pressure range. This has led directly to the KSP 1200 now being termed the KSP 1500 being suitable for high pressure up to 1,500bar, whereas the KSP 3000 is suited for maximum pressure up to 3,000bar.
Fatigue free work
The high pressure cleaning and processing of surfaces with water requires the precise management of the water jet. This is needed to ensure that the required result is achieved within an adequate time, but safe and fatigue free for the operator. With this objective, Kamat offers the specially developed, in house produced, high pressure guns KSP 1500 / KSP 3000 with electrical or mechanical control, completed by different versions of foot valves and rotating gun lances. The ergonomics of these devices has been developed with innovative solutions such as a special pivoting grip which does not transmit any torque to the wrist. In addition, the optimal hose routing for all work situations is easily done as the gun’s hose connection can branch off in all directions when pivoting. This special 360° pivoting grip not only avoids any torque in the wrist, it also provides fatigue free work, with the handle being highly shock resistant, solid and extremely robust. A problem with many high pressure guns is that the control cables break easily and that changing the cable is time consuming. This problem has been solved by designing the gun in a different way, with the electric proximity switch being only plugged in and not glued, making it easy to be exchanged immediately after a cable failure. Furthermore the high pressure hose connection points backwards, thus the forces caused by the hose are reduced.
Kamat follows the philosophy that machine safety is of outmost importance in order to provide safe operations. The company always keeps in mind that all technical solutions and new developments follow this philosophy. With regard to safety aspects, the high pressure guns are therefore said to be the safest guns on the market. The range is also extended by different versions of foot valves, rotating gun lances, rotating nozzles and further accessories for different applications including the cleaning of surfaces and pipes, removal of paint and coatings, removal of concrete, uncovering reinforcement bars, abrasion and washing of concrete and stone. All products for surface cleaning can be fitted to guns and electrically guided equipment. The guns are suitable for manual surface cleaning with all type of forms and materials of nozzles.