Osprey is the world’s most accurate and controlled hydro-texturing system for highways, removing excess binder and paint quickly and with minimal environmental impact.

What Osprey offers

Fast, damage-free retexturing

Osprey’s computer-controlled cleaning head quickly removes binder deposits, exposing the aggregate without damaging or removing it.

  • Fast operation time – linear system capable of 4000m2/hr
  • Reduced turnaround times – large tank capacities
  • Road legal – minimal transportation costs

Precision paint removal

Millimetre-accurate cleaning heads deliver cleaning to only the areas where it is needed, removing the need for traditional heat or mechanical scabbling techniques.

  • Computer controlled for precise cleaning up to ±0.5mm accuracy
  • Controlled from cab
  • Multiple purpose – retexturing and paint removal
  • Reduced driver fatigue – low vibration

Low environmental impact

Osprey does not require chemicals to clean, and collects all debris as it cleans, allowing you to safely dispose of the material. All operations are controlled from Osprey’s cab, reducing operator fatigue.

  • No chemicals or abrasives used
  • Over 99% residue collected for later disposal
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Built to last, with key components built with stainless steel

How it works – deep cleaning without damaging the surface

Schematic of Osprey runway rubber removal system
Clean water tank
Inlet water boost pump
Twin water filters
Ultra-high-pressure pump
Cleaning head
Debris tank
Vacuum pump

Osprey is based on an ultra-high-pressure water pump which delivers water at up to 2,800 bar to the rotary cleaning head and delivers a laser like stream of water to the highway surface through high quality nozzle inserts. The binder deposits or paint is progressively removed from the surface as the jet head rotates and travels across the surface. Residue is subsequently removed from the head under vacuum to the debris tank.

The only manufacturer to offer linear and lateral systems

Linear units – fast solutions for surface re-texturing

The Linear Osprey has a fixed cleaning head and is available in various widths up to 2200mm, allowing rubber removal at over 4000 m2/hr. Removable jet bars in the cleaning heads allows the operating width to be reduced for smaller areas e.g. line removal or cleaning.

Lateral units – variable width cleaning that offers easy cleaning and paint removal

The robotic Lateral Osprey operates with a more precise means to clean surfaces or remove paint. It has a 300mm diameter head which moves across the front of the vehicle synchronized with the forward speed of the vehicle.

This is ‘state of the art’ deposit and paint removal which may be precisely controlled with millimeter accuracy, with widths continuously adjustable between 300mm and 2200mm.

By monitoring the forward speed of the vehicle, the computer controlled robotic head moves at 90deg to the forward motion ensuring accurate coverage and complete cleaning of friction grooves without damage to the surface. The lateral system offers precision rubber removal and extremely high penetration levels without damaging the highway surface. Operational speeds of up to 1400 M2 /hr. are possible.

Key Features

runway rubber removal vehicle
Insulated cabinet

Sound reduction, security and weather protection.

10 micron and 1 micron water filtration

Longer pump, nozzle and valve life.

Roller shutter doors

Lockable for security.

High visibility beacons

Compliant with airport regulations.

Easy width adjustment

Width adjustment of the rubber removal system from cabin.

Additional front work lights

Excellent nigh time visibility.

Multiple nozzles

Results in lower impact per nozzle and more gentle rubber / paint removal.

Small diameter removal head

Low surface impact.

Computer controlled rubber and paint removal

Accurate control of movement and overlap. Minimal human input.

Highly efficient vacuum system

1600m3/ hr, 200 mb vacuum. Maximum recovery of water and debris. No need for additional suction equipment.

Front mounted head

Better visibility

Road legal

No need to remove cleaning head for road transport

Rapid head adjustment

Adjustment from 300mm – 2200mm from within drivers cab. No tools required.

Lights and direction indicators visible with robot raised

No need to remove robot for road transport.

Standard road going chassis

Mass produced, available spare parts, easy maintenance.

Mechanical reduction gearbox

Simple operation. Minimal hydraulics. No possibility for oil leaks.

Side mounted work lights

Better night time visibility.

Motion control system

Ensures vehicle is moving before high pressure water is applied to the pavement surface. Zero possibility for damage.

Optional Multi-Surface Cleaning unit

Allows linear and lateral rubber / paint removal with one vehicle.

Vehicle drive via chassis wheels

Zero slippage and better speed control.

Modular stainless steel water and tipping debris tanks

Reduced surge for added safety and comfort when driving. Tipping debris tank for rapid turnaround times.

Stainless steel tanks

Pickle and passivation process increases corrosion resistance and life-span or equipment.