The AWT-100 is the 'entry model' of the pneumatically driven Tube Cleaners, the forerunner of the AWT-100X. Small and compact in size. This is one of the reasons why it is regularly used in the maritime industry, on board ships. The AWT-100 has the possibility to adjust the RPM between 500 and 3000 RPM. This is very convenient, because the machine can be adjusted to the level of difficulty of a cleaning project with just 1 turn of the hand. The engine power of 1 HP is more than enough to carry out medium-heavy cleaning projects. The machine doesn't have a dolly, so it's not movable. However, this is not a problem due to the light weight (13 Kg). This makes the AWT-100 the lightest Goodway Tube Cleaner.
This Tube Cleaning machine is used for both dry and wet cleaning projects. Think of the cleaning of boiler and flame pipes, but also for Water-cooled Condensers and Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers.
Below 2 short practice videos, in which pipes/pipes are dry cleaned:
In the video below, one of our customers uses a Rotary Tube Cleaning machine, together with a flexible shaft and SGB brushes, to clean a highly contaminated heat exchanger. The result speaks for itself:
Methodology Mechanical Cleaning
The method of mechanical cleaning always consists of at least (1) a machine, (2) a flexible shaft and (3) a brush or HD tool. Below is a short video, where the method is explained by us. Note that water is used here, because in this case we are mainly concerned with the methodology. Whether you clean dry or with water, the principle of mechanical cleaning always remains the same.
Combi Deals/Product Bundles
In the field of dry cleaning processes the method always consists of at least (1) a Tube Cleaning machine, (2) a black flexible shaft and (3) a Heavy Duty Tool or Spider Brush. On the right side of this page you can see a number of combi deals, where you can compose your own product set based on your installation(s).
Both product bundles are standard sets, with the machine, flexible shaft (dry) and 2 of our most commonly used tools for dry cleaning. However, as these are often somewhat heavier projects, we do advise you to contact us so that we can personally send you the right tools. However, it can steer you in the right direction.
||Maximum 1 HP (1.1 kW)
||CE / ARBO (VA) / Compressed air standards
||500 - 3000 RPM (Variable Speed)
|Direction of rotation:
||Clockwise rotation only
Minimum 4,1 BAR - 0,5 m3/min air
Maximum 7 BAR - 2.0 m3/min air
||48 x 15 x 26 (length x width x height)
||13 KG (29 lbs)
Alternative Tube Cleaners
Within the mechanical tube cleaning line, a distinction can be made between electric and pneumatic drive machines. The AWT-100 is a pneumatic machine, there is 1 alternative: AWT-100X. The AWT-100X is by far the strongest Tube Cleaning machine in the Goodway arsenal. With an engine power of up to 4 HP, it can be used for the most severe cleaning projects. The AWT-100X also has the possibility to adjust the RPM between 500 and 3000 RPM. With the help of a Heavy-Duty Dolly the system can be moved while driving.
If you prefer an electric Tube Cleaner, there are several options. The machines that come closest to the AWT-100 and AWT-100X in terms of power and features are our RAM-4 series:
Apart from the power there are few other big differences in the RAM-4 series. We often see that the RAM-4 is also used for wet cleaning projects in more than 50% of the cases. Think of cleaning condensers on ships. The RAM-4X and RAM-4X-2, on the other hand, are mainly used for boiler cleaning and such dry projects, due to the extra power of the Tube Cleaning machine. All 3 machines have a strong dolly (mobile) and a fixed speed.
If you are looking for advice on a Tube Cleaning machine or project, you can always contact us via [email protected]or +31 (0)183 216 170. With the right information we can guide you in making the right choices!