Simple, versatile design meets needs of industrial cleaning market worldwideIX100 Series

HOUSTON, (Nov. 12, 2012) – Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a leading manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, parts and accessories, has introduced the IX100 Series compact waterblasting system for industrial cleaning contractors around the world. Built on a heavy-duty, compact frame, this rugged and versatile system features the UNx® fluid system designed for fast conversion between 550 bar (8,000 psi) and 2750 bar (40,000 psi) operating pressures. Additional features include an external gear drive, comprehensive shutdown systems, a high-performance 93kW Tier 3 engine, high-capacity fuel tank and sealed control panel.

Like all Jetstream units, the IX100 Series system offers greater ease of operation and maintenance compared to competitive models.

"The IX100 Series waterblasting system culminates extensive customer research, design and engineering improvements," said Richard Scruggs, product manager at Jetstream. "As part of our commitment to provide solutions that deliver lower maintenance costs, less downtime, and greater productivity, Jetstream consulted with waterblast operators, industrial cleaning contractors and other industry professionals around the world to develop a range of performance and maintenance features to serve the needs of the industrial cleaning market."

UNx fluid end system
For more than 20 years, Jetstream UNx® pumps have enabled cleaning contractors on six continents to perform pump maintenance in the field quickly and efficiently, without compromising durability.

Additional fluid ends can be installed within minutes, without the need for special tools, allowing the IX100 Series waterblasting system to cover a full range of operating pressures.

"Professional cleaning contractors demand superior versatility, durability, operating efficiency and ease of maintenance from their waterblasters, and the UNx® fluid end system delivers on all accounts," Scruggs said. "The UNx® system gives contractors the flexibility to tackle the toughest jobs, the efficiency to keep their operating costs low and the performance to maximize productivity every hour on the job."

External gear drive
Unlike competitive units that feature internal gear drives, the IX100 Series is designed with an external drive with helical gears for a quieter, more efficient power transfer compared to a belt drive, and easier maintenance compared to an internal gear drive.

Shutdown systems
To protect the IX100 Series system against low oil pressure, high temperature and other damage, shutdown systems include low-supply water pressure, dirty water filter, engine fault, manual emergency stop and manual override.

Compact size, heavy-duty frame
One of the most compact waterblasting systems in its size class, the IX100 Series is easier to transport in-country. "The IX100 Series is easier to fit on trucks and trailers, and can be mounted inside enclosures," Scruggs said. "The compact, mobile design allows the system to fit more economically into shipping containers, making it much easier and more efficient to ship from our Houston facility."

To protect against corrosion in harsh industrial environments and conditions, the heavy-duty compact frame of the IX100 Series is hot-dip galvanized. The frame also features a sturdy, eight-inch (203 mm) channel.

For added safety, all moving parts on the IX100 Series system are fully guarded. Dual rupture disc assemblies prevent extreme over-pressurization during operation.

Optional features include an air compressor, extended-run fuel tank, inlet regulator, insulated exhaust system, bench vise, remote e-stop, lube water recirculation pump and system pressure sensor and over-pressure shutdown.

Jetstream manufactures industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment operated at pressures up to 2750 bar (40,000 psi) for a wide range of applications, including industrial cleaning and surface preparation. Product offerings include a complete line of skid- and trailer-mounted pump units, control guns, valves, hoses, replacement parts and nozzles.

For more information on the new IX100 Series waterblasting system, visit www.waterblast.com or call 1-800-231-8192.

Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a division of Federal Signal Corporation’s (NYSE:FSS) Environmental Solutions Group, manufactures industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment operated at pressures up to 40,000 psi for a wide range of applications, including industrial cleaning and surface preparation. Product offerings include a complete line of skid- and trailer-mounted pump units, control guns, valves, hoses, replacement parts and nozzles. For more information, visit www.waterblast.com.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) is a leader in advancing security and well-being for communities and workplaces around the world. The company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers. Federal Signal's portfolio of trusted, high-priority products include Bronto aerial devices; Elgin street sweepers; Federal Signal safety and security systems; Guzzler industrial vacuums; Jetstream waterblasters and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Ill. For more information, visit www.federalsignal.com.