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StarJet® systems take off 180 miles in 30 days

July 9, 2014

Faced with its largest highway stripe removal project ever, Williams and Willman Line Painting, Inc. of Kittaning, Penn. knew that high-pressure water jetting could remove markings quickly and thoroughly without damaging the pavement.  But was there a water jet system reliable enough to remove 225-to-250 linear feet per minute, day after day, when Texas temperatures were 105° F?

Two StarJet® systems from NLB Corp. proved more than equal to the task, removing 180 miles of stripe in less than 30 days without a single breakdown.  The StarJet carries a water tank and high-pressure pump to supply the rotating water jets mounted robotically on the front of the truck, and a vacuum system to recover water and debris.

Unlike some water jet systems, the StarJet maximizes uptime and protects against truck engine overload by dedicating horsepower to the pump and vacuum systems.  The result: 180 miles removed in less than 30 working days.

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New NLB branch serves Chicago and upper midwest

February 12, 2013

  WIXOM, MICH… AUG. 21, 2012… NLB Corp. has opened a regional branch facility in Crown Point, Ind. to provide customers in the Chicago area and the upper midwest with water jet pump units, accessories, training, and service.

The Crown Point branch, about 15 miles south of Gary off I-65, has NLB pump units and accessories for rent, sale and lease. It also offers genuine NLB replacement parts, factory-trained service, and training in safety and operating procedures.

The new NLB branch is located at 1075 Brueckman Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307; telephone (219) 662-6800; fax (219) 662-1400. It is managed by Craig Houghtaling, who has more than 20 years of water jet industry experience.

The addition of the Indiana facility expands NLB’s network of convenient regional branch locations to six. The others are in Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, California, and New Jersey.

NLB Corp., www.nlbcorp.com, a global leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet systems, manufactures a full line of quality pump units and accessories for contractor and industrial uses. Applications include product removal, pipe and tube cleaning, surface preparation, tank and tube bundle cleaning, pavement stripe removal, runway rubber removal, concrete hydrodemolition, concrete and pipe cutting, and more.

StarJet™ system preps runway used for space shuttle landing

February 12, 2013

 WIXOM, MICH… OCT. 17, 2012… When the space shuttle Endeavour made its final landing Sept. 21 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), it arrived on a runway maintained by a StarJet™ pavement marking removal system from NLB Corp.

 

The StarJet, operated by Sterndahl Enterprises, Inc. of Sun Valley, Calif. removes old runway markings and rubber build-up with high-pressure water jets (up to 40,000 psi) without the pavement damage that often results from abrasives or grinding. The self-contained system has rotating water jet nozzles on a front-mounted articulating arm with a pump unit, water tank, and vacuum system to recover the water and debris.

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NLB Corp., www.nlbcorp.com, is a global leader in high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jet systems. NLB manufactures a full line of quality water jetting pump units and accessories for contractor and industrial uses, including pavement stripe removal, runway rubber removal, pipe and tube cleaning, surface preparation, product removal, tank and tube bundle cleaning, concrete hydrodemolition, concrete and pipe cutting, and more.