Britannia Chassis Master improved with lower operating costs and increased efficiency


Smith Bros & Webb, the leading provider of commercial vehicle and train automated washing systems, has further expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a new and improved model of its Britannia under chassis wash machine.

Following extensive research and development, the company has totally re-designed its original Chassis Master machine which is already renowned as the best under chassis wash currently on the market.

The new Chassis Master retains Smith Brothers & Webb’s proven wash jet system and offers both lower operating costs and increased reliability. It also dispenses with the need for hot water or chemicals providing additional savings.

Microprocessor-controlled, the new machine features twin shaft high pressure plunger pump (dual) operating at up to 45 bar pressure at the jets and has a running frame constructed in hot dip galvanised steel. It has been re-designed to drive without the use of cable drums or being pulled under its own services.

Offering total flexibility the new Chassis Master fabricated in a stainless steel enclosure, can accommodate multiple vehicle sizes and can also be constructed to a customer’s requirements in varying lengths, starting from a 12-metre wash track, then extending to 15 metres, 18 metres, and upwards in steps of 3 metres.

The control panel is able to identify vehicle length.

 A typical wash cycle is 20 minutes.  High energy cold water is directed on the chassis by the swinging arm and oscillating nozzle head.  Nozzle angles are designed to ensure effective coverage of the chassis.

At the end of each cycle the Chassis Master self-cleans.

Andy Barracliffe, Director, of Smith Bros. & Webb, said: “While the Britannia Chassis Master is recognised as best in its class, we are continually looking for ways in which to improve our products.

“We have listened to our customers and incorporated features in the new Chassis Master that we hope will meet – and exceed – their expectations. Businesses are always looking for ways to cut operating costs and the new Chassis Master will reduce running costs while still offering exceptional wash performance.”

For customers who require unrivalled reliability regardless of winter weather conditions, there is the option of fitting Britannia’s frost protection system to their bespoke Chassis Master machine.

Smith Brothers & Webb has a world-wide reputation for its unsurpassed quality of automated washing machines for bus, truck, municipal vehicle and train washing machines that are manufactured at its premises in Alcester, Warwickshire.

With approaching 2000 systems installed worldwide, the company has its own team of engineers and offers support and maintenance packages that ensure the smooth running of its machines, with minimal downtime.

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