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We don’t like boundaries. So when we developed Rapid Fire Automation Technology we dared to be different unleashing the world’s first wireless, battery operated and solar charged automated snowmaking technology. 

With Dual Vector + Rapid Fire Technology, you’ll crush operating costs and run time.
Plus, you’ll open more terrain sooner with the best possible snow surface. 

 

 
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'Fuse' Air + Water Hydrant

The cornerstone of Rapid Fire Technology is a new hydraulically balanced air + water hydrant. Manual or Automatic, Rapid Fire Hydrants optimize snowmaking efficiency and capacity by streamlining start up and shut down procedures.

Hydraulically balanced, Dual Vector Technology is safely operated at high water pressures (up to 1000 psi / 69 bar) boosting production and snow quality to new heights. 

U.S. Patent No. 9,772,134 B2

'Black Box' Actuator

The ‘Black Box’ is a game changer; the interchangeable actuators semi or fully automate Snow Logic’s DV Technology and Rapid Fire Hydrants in minutes.

The robust, portable system is designed to move from trail to trail (without the environmental footprint) to maximize production, run time and ROI. But best of all, Dual Vector Technology is auto-ready so you can automate anywhere, anytime without fixed infrastructure. 

Patent Pending

FUSE HYDRANTSPECIFICATION
OperationManual or Automatic; Can also operate other Snowmaking Technologies
Max. Operating Pressure1000 psi / 68.94 bar
ConfigurationAbove Ground Pipeline, Buried Pipeline + In-Ground Pit’s
Hydraulically BalancedLow Torque: Effortless and safe to manually open and close
Construction Modular Air + Water Valves; Easily customized to suit any system / operation
Pressure RegulationThe Air + Water Hydrant has the ability to regulate Water Pressure
Auto-DrainOn shut down, Water is quickly released from the Snowgun and Hydrant; no springs, balls or o-rings prevents clogging and freezing
Servicing Hydrants installed to buried Pipelines and In-Ground Pits are easily serviced from the surface
Distance / LocationSnowmaking units can be operated at ANY DISTANCE ABOVE or ADJACENT to the Hydrant location
Hose Hard Hose is recommended
BLACK BOX ACTUATORSPECIFICATION
OperationAdjustments can be made manually or via the Internet based program; units can be controlled from any device with Internet connectivity
Power Source 'Black Box' Actuators have been designed to operate with a rechargeable Battery and Solar Panel. ‘Black Box’ Actuators can also be operated with 24V mains power / communication line if preferred
CommunicationOn-Board GPS, Communication via Cellular Modem, Radio or Fixed Land-Line
Range40-100 mile / 64-160km
ControlWeb-Based / Cloud Software; Customized UX + REPORTS Accessed from any device with Internet connectivity
Temp. RatingAll components; -40°F/-40°C
Service + Maintenance No downtime or field maintenance required; simply swap out module, ‘Black Box’ Actuator or operate manually
Production Efficiency Increase production by 30%. Programmable adjustments; know how much snow is made at each location
VersatilityInterchangeable ‘Black Box’s’ automate SL Snowmaking Units + ‘Fuse’ Hydrants. Easily retrofitted to units already in field - automate any time

Automation Options

Interchangeable ‘Black Box’ Actuators can be installed to ‘Fuse’ Hydrants and SL Snowmaking Units giving you unbeatable flexibility to ’semi’ or ‘fully’ automate your Snowmaking System at any time according to your operational needs and budget.

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fully automatic system

  • ‘Black Box’ installed to ‘FUSE’ Hydrant; Opens & closes RF Fuse Hydrant according to Wet-Bulb Temperature (WBT) in REAL TIME
     
  • ‘Black Box’ installed to SL Snowmaking Unit; Controls SL Snowmaking Unit STEP position according to WBT in REAL TIME
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SEMI-AUTO SNOWGUN

  • 'Black Box’ installed to SL Snowmaking Unit; Controls SL Snowmaking Unit STEP position according to WBT in REAL TIME
     
  • Operator required to manually open & close RF ‘FUSE’ Hydrant or other Hydrant(s)
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SEMI-AUTO HYDRANT

  • ‘Black Box’ installed to ‘FUSE’ Hydrant; Opens & closes RF Hydrant according to WBT in REAL TIME
     
  • Snowmaker manually operates SL Snowmaking Unit / Changes STEP Position

Adaptive Automation Technology

Rapid Fire Automation is built with the latest Technologies and Programming. The simple, modular system gives you unrivaled flexibility to relocate and expand your Automation Network according to your seasonal snowmaking needs.

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portable communication network 

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RAPID FIRE ‘CLOUD’ SOFTWARE

Rapid Fire Automation is controlled with a ‘Cloud Based’ Software accessible from any device with Internet connectivity. The Cloud Software communicates with Repeater(s) to control ‘Black Box’ Actuators installed to SL Snowguns / Fuse Hydrants in real time. The platform stores operational data including weather, temperature, operating time and production output at each location. Firmware updates are pushed from the Cloud Software so your hardware is always up-to-date. 

PORTABLE ‘WEATHER STATION’ 

Weather Stations are positioned within close proximity to a group of SL Snowguns / Fuse Hydrants so STEP Changes / Actuation's are based on localized weather data. Weather Stations continually communicate with Repeater(s) to optimize production & snow quality in all temperatures /conditions. 

PORTABLE ‘REPEATER’

Repeaters are the central communications hub between the Rapid Fire Cloud Software and ‘Black Box’ Actuators. Each Repeater contains a Radio and / or Cellular Modem that communicates 40-100mi. / 64-160km. Communication is most effective within line of site; a survey is conducted to establish best locations and how many Repeater(s) are required for each slope / system. One Repeater can communicate with a number of portable Weather Stations and ‘Black Box’ Actuators. 

PORTABLE ‘BLACK BOX’ ACTUATORS

The portable ‘Black Box’ can be programmed to automate a SL Snowgun or Fuse Hydrant in minutes. Communication & Actuation frequency is customizable to your operations. 
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