NLB’s latest convertible units, the NLB 1005 Series, are the first in the water jet industry to combine the power of 1,000 hp (746 kW) with 4,000 psi-to-20,000 psi convertibility (275 bar to 1,400 bar) for really big jobs. These rugged units offer the same reliability, easy maintenance and low operating cost as other NLB convertible units — 24 in all, the most in the industry — and use many of the same parts.
The 1005 Series includes two models whose in-line fluid end can be easily converted with a simple kit to any of five operating pressures and flows, up to a maximum flow of 333 gpm (1,262 lpm). These diesel-powered units are built around NLB’s slow-running quintuplex plunger pump, which is known for minimizing wear and maintenance. They feature internal gearing that eliminates the need for large pulleys or belts, reducing the overall footprint.
Other high-uptime features include a forged steel crankshaft mounted in heavy-duty bearings and drive pinion output shafts on both sides of the pump to accommodate opposite-hand drive. All operating controls, including the by-pass valve and pressure gauge with snubber, are mounted on a separate accessory manifold for extra protection.
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