The HKD KLIK automatic hydrant is designed to operate all versions of HKD towers. The ability to remotely start, stop, and control your snowmaking technology has tremendous value in today’s world where snowmaking temperatures are unpredictable and experienced labor is tough to find. KLIK Auto Hydrants improve snowmaking utility and efficiency by over 200% when compared to using traditional hydrants and hoses. These gains are even more pronounced when you are facing multiple starts and stops early in the season while initially opening critical terrain.
The Hydrant is controlled with our server based KLIK automation software and can communicate through a wired or wireless network.
HKD KLIK automation software utilizes snowgun performance curves for the various HKD products together with real time weather information to produce the desired snow quality at a given temperature. KLIK automation can remotely monitor and control 1 KLIK hydrant or 1,000.
HKD KLIK automation is built with "plan B" in mind. In other words, if one component of your automatic system fails, you've got backup. In a perfect world, snowmaking automation works 100% of the time. But as we all know, snowmaking is far from a perfect world. If communication is lost – KLIK has a manual override switch on the gun giving local control to the snowmaker. If power is lost back-up battery power in the panel is used to automatically close the hydrant. And ultimately – if all fails – the snowmaker can remove the actuator, access the stem, and operate the hydrant manually.
HKD KLIK automation puts the reality of 100% utilization of your snowmaking capacity within reach. Within minutes of being energized, you can have the full capacity of your pump house at work making snow on the terrain that's most vital to your operation.
The ability to instantly start and stop your system will allow you to capitalize on smaller windows of opportunity and quickly resurface terrain if desired. KLIK Automation is engineered for simplicity.
The HKD KLIK hydrant is available in three lengths, 12", 48" and 96" and is capable of operating on surface or buried pipe.
|Length||12, 48, 96 ft | 3.6, 14.6, 29 m|
|Weight||30, 50, 80, 120 lbs | 22.6, 36.2, 54.4 kgs|
|Wet Bulb Start-Up||28F | -2.2C|
|Water Flow||12 - 50 gpm | 46 - 190 lpm|
|Minimum Water Pressure||200 psi | 13.6 bar|
|Air Flow||5 - 35 cfm | 8.5 - 59 m3/hr|
|Minimum Air Pressure||85 psi | 5.8 bar|
|Throw||30-125 ft / 9.2 - 38.5 m|
|Water Flow Stages||5 Stages|