How does the AIRpipe triple pipe system actually work?
Three flat tubes are mounted between the tarpaulin and the transverse roof bows. The tarpaulin is reconnected to the transverse bow using special retaining brackets. When activating the system, the flat tubes are filled with air from the ancillary consumer circuit (circuit 4) of the vehicle. In this way, the tarpaulin is raised by approx. 20 cm in the centre and approx. 8 cm to the side. The accumulation of water is thus prevented and the formation of ice is no longer possible. The construction with 3 tubes also enables to remove already existing ice from the roof.
The air control has solely pneumatic functions and can also be supplied with a forced ventilation. An electric connection is not required. The emptying of the tubes before departure is carried out by means of a suction device within the control system.
The AIRpipe can also be operated at standstill during every driving break and for the duration of the entire standing time, even without towing vehicle. In this way, water and ice cannot accumulate on the tarpaulin in the first place and damages to superstructures and loads which arise from the weight of ice or water seepage can be avoided.