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WM Autopilot 3D - The Ice
Shake things up with Mammoth
– our cutting-edge self-driving machine that crafts the
ice just right.
With Autopilot 3D, WM technics is redefining ice maintenance: A system that cares for the ice fully autonomously and keeps the ice thickness automatically within the ideal range - a dream come true for ice professionals. This groundbreaking system not only finely tunes the ice surface but also plays a significant role in energy efficiency. Indeed, the thickness of the ice impacts energy consumption: every additional inch of ice leads to up to 15% more cooling needs.
Autopilot 3D seamlessly
blends technology with sustainability, merging top-tier
performance with an eco-friendly approach. This
revolutionary feature is exclusively found in the
Desired ice thickness guaranteed
Max. energy efficiency
Flexible work management
Optimized service expenses
A machine for ice resurfacing
that autonomously performs the entire sequence of tasks
has the considerable benefit of allowing the Ice Master
to merely observe the process from a safe distance.
In this way, the operator can
focus on other more critical tasks. However, the real
advantages lie in the consistent quality of the ice
surface and the optimal use of the machine itself. Both
factors directly impact costs.
When purchasing a machine for preparing sporting ice surfaces, it’s not only about the technical details but also the ease of use and operational complexity. In every industry, finding and retaining skilled workers is becoming increasingly challenging.
In recent years, the ice sports sector has seen a rise in staff turnover. This emphasizes the importance of a user-friendly machine, which can autonomously prepare the ice without human intervention after a start command, like via an app. This means that even those with less experience can consistently achieve high-quality ice.
In recent years, the ice
sports sector has seen a rise in staff turnover. This
emphasizes the importance of a user-friendly machine,
which can autonomously prepare the ice without human
intervention after a start command, like via an app.
This means that even those with less experience can
consistently achieve high-quality ice.
Therefore, ease of use is
becoming increasingly critical in machine selection. By
utilizing the latest technologies, such as an autopilot
with an ice-thickness regulation system (laser leveling
system), ease of use has significantly improved up
to fully autonomous operation. This principle is already
successfully applied in floor cleaning or lawn
maintenance by so-called lawn robots.
Thanks to the precise
processing of the ice surface on accurately calculated
tracks, the ice thickness can be optimally adjusted in
all areas. The ice layer acts as an insulator because
ice has low thermal conductivity. The thinner the ice
layer, the more energy can be saved, thus reducing
both costs and environmental pollution.
According to available
studies, overly thick ice consumes up to +15% more
energy for every extra centimeter in thickness. Additionally,
operating the machine within its optimal power range and
adjusting driving speeds to the ice surface optimizes
efficiency, energy consumption, and servicing costs. To
achieve such results, a fully autonomous driving control
system is essential, paired with precise and continuous
monitoring of the ice surface. The combination of
these two systems ensures maintaining the ice surface
within the optimal range throughout the entire season
with the highest quality, even without extensive
operator training. This enhances the quality and
availability of the ice surface, reduces costs, and
minimizes the risk of losing knowledge and expertise due
to staff turnover. A machine that operates autonomously
can also be managed by less skilled personnel, primarily
overseeing the machine’s working area.
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