Messersì: Cleaning solution for PV systems

03.05.2017
The Roboklin 25 tracked vehicle achieves a maximum cleaning rate of 1 MW in five hours. (Photo: Messersi)
The Roboklin 25 tracked vehicle achieves a maximum cleaning rate of 1 MW in five hours. (Photo: Messersi)

The Italian company Messersì is present for five years in the market of PV cleaning solutions with  Roboklin 25, a machine for the automated and time-effective cleaning of large PV farms. The company's main business is actually constructing special vehicles for construction and agriculture.

For the cleaning of solar modules, Messersì developed the Roboklin 25, of which 30 units have been sold worldwide so far. After 5 years in many different working conditions around the world, Messersì acquired a great experience in PV cleaning. The tracked vehicle is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine from Kubota and has a maximum cleaning capacity of 1 MW in five hours. The telescopic arms have maximum lengths of 4 and 6.5 m. Two washing systems can be mounted on them, either a sprinkler system with a maximum pressure of 40 bar or a rotating brush (3 sizes of 2.2, 3.6 and 4.2 m length). Both systems are supplied by a tank with a capacity of 2400 litres. The cleaning is controlled through ultrasound sensors. These ensure that the distance between the modules and the cleaning system always remains constant, automatically compensating for irregularities on the ground while the vehicle is in motion. The hydraulically controlled telescopic arms are also cleverly designed. They can clean from a distance of up to 9 m between the vehicle and the module and an articulated arm lets the cleaning systems move freely to the left or the right. The track undercarriage is designed to face all ground conditions and to drive at a max speed of 11 km/h.

Source: Messersì

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