Line marking tests made during machine start-up and training
In 2016 Borum received a request to participate in a tender for an Airport Line Marking Machine through HAL Engineering and Trading Company of Amman, Jordan. Fulfilling the demands of the customer, Airport International Group (AIG), HAL Engineering together with Borum turned out as the winner of the tender. In 2017 the machine was prepared for delivery and a technician was sent from Borum to Jordan to assist with the start-up.
The requirements were for the machine to be equipped with three separate material tanks to hold three different colors in order to apply two different colors at the same time - Two big 450 L paint tanks for the runway marking, and one tank 225 L for the taxiway marking. The machine should be equipped high capacity pumps, suitable for high-pressure spraying method (airless) and low–pressure spraying method (air spray), 4 paint guns and glass beads guns for 90cm wide airfield markings (specifically for the runway), and additional paint guns for yellow and black for the taxiways.
Start-up and training for optimal machine performance
Local start-up of the machine as well as training of the operators was included in the tender. A technician was sent from Borum to Jordan to take care of this together with HAL Engineering. The training went very well, the customer was able to fully understand and operate the machine and computer within the 5 days of training.
The customer was very happy with the training and the performance of the machine. In particular, because this is a complicated machine with 4 airless guns, 3 air guns, 2 air knifes, 3 bead guns able to deploy 2 different types of beads and a solvent cleaning tank. The customer appreciated the fact that the trainer kept repeating the operating functions and maintenance requirements until the operators were familiar with the machine.
Local support for repairs and maintenance is top priority
In this industry service and maintenance is utmost important, which is one of the reasons why AIG approached HAL Engineering with their request. The condition for success is solutions that keep the equipment running at peak performance, minimize downtime and reduce costs. Should a problem with the Borum line marking machine ever arise, or when there is a requirement for further training for new operators, the customer must be able to draw on a reliable local customer service program. HAL Engineering is known as a reliable and professional company and already have service contracts with AIG for other products.
Besides line marking machines, HAL Engineering offers a wide range of equipment for services around airports, such as runway sweepers, road sweepers, salt spreaders, runway lighting systems and navigational aids. They have a very good service team known for fast response time and technical ability and also have experience from service contracts with the main two airports in Jordan - Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.
It pays to drive a Borum
Airport International Group (AIG), is responsible for the operation and the rehabilitation of the facilities of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) under the terms of a 25-year concession agreement. They just completed resurfacing a new runway so they have a lot of line markings to do now - and with all the runways and taxiways throughout the airport, the machine will be very busy.
However, we rest assured that the Borum Line marking machine, together with HAL Engineering, will do its best to keep up to speed with the line marking needs for this period of time. Because we know that it pays to drive a Borum!