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Features

TFT ATEX RC Monitors are electrically operated with high flow and low friction loss characteristics. Designed for 12 VDC or 24 VDC operation, selection is automatic. Horizontal and elevation stream positions are controlled by strong DC motors and a factory installed control panel mounted on the monitor. Position encoders and current limiting are used to protect the drive train at the ends of travel. Field changeable stops for horizontal rotation and elevation are included. Available with various inlets and outlets. TFT’s ERP nozzle plugs into the factory installed nozzle power wire. Electric drives and control box are waterproof, meeting requirements for an IP65 rating. Main waterway made from hard coat anodized ANSI 356-T6 aluminum with red powder coat finish inside and out. TFT ATEX RC Monitors are designed, tested and approved for use in Classified Hazardous Locations as defined by European Directive 94/9/EC, commonly referred to as the ATEX Directive. Further classification identifies that Zone 2, Category 3 environments are suitable locations for this equipment. It is important to note that only the RC Monitor and Nozzle are certified for installation in the hazardous area. TFT RC Monitor Operator Stations may be used to control monitor functions, but must be installed outside of the hazardous area according to application requirements. It is the responsibility of the facility design engineer to determine suitable location and connection of components for use in the hazardous environment based on electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and hazardous location classification requirements. TFT ATEX RC Monitors are shipped for use with wired controls/operator stations. For 2.4 GHz wireless control, please consult factory for ordering detailsThe Tornado RC is very compact, yet it has a large 2.25” (57mm) waterway, capable of flowing up to 500 gpm, making it the ideal bumper turret. Waterway with turning vane has only 19 psi (1.3 bar) friction loss at 500 gpm (1900 l/min). Elevation range is 90° above horizontal to 45° below. Field changeable elevation travel stops at 45 ° above and 20° below horizontal. Horizontal travel is 370° (185° either side of a center position). Field changeable horizontal travel stops to give 180° (90° either side of a center position). Designed for 12 VDC or 24 VDC operation, selection is automatic. The Tornado RC comes with a control panel on the monitor for horizontal rotation, elevation, nozzle pattern, programmable PARK and Oscillate. The motor control circuits use position encoders and current limiting to protect the drive train at the ends of travel. Unit has waterproof factory installed plug on power wire for easy removal or reinstallation. Knobs for manual override are provided on the horizontal rotation and elevation drive. Electric drives and control box are waterproof. Main waterway made from hard coat anodized ANSI 356-T6 aluminum. Silver powder coat finish inside and out. Various inlets are available. Locking quick connect inlets and outlets allows for quick removal of the Tornado for installations such as bumper mounting, where the monitor must be removed to tilt the cab of the truck. All TFT RC monitors are capable of being controlled by a programmable logic controller with full three-axis position control & feedback using the Allen Bradley EtherNet/IP protocol. Contact factory for details.


Specifications

Certification ATEX
Finish American Red
Horizontal Control 3" Handwheel
Horizontal Movementdegrees 185 left and right of center
Inlet 2.0"BSP
Max Flow 500 gpm (2,000 l/min)
Operation Energy Source 12/24 VDC
Oscillation Yes
Outlet 2.5"NH Male
Remote Control Yes
Valve Design No Valve
Vertical Control 3" Handwheel
Vertical Movementdegrees 45 below to 90 above horizontal
Weight 0
Oscillation Method Electrical