The Puma® is the perfect blend of automation and performance to achieve snow quality in any snowmaking weather, especially in marginal conditions. The Puma is our mid-throw fan gun equipped with an onboard aspirated weather station, air and water pressure monitoring, and automated flow control. The small flow steps deliver a smooth snowmaking curve, fine-tuning the water volume, air pressure and nucleation to best suit the existing conditions.
Each unit employs a convenient touch-screen panel at eye level for control at the machine, and the Puma can be configured to communicate with a central computer via hard wire or by radio, using either central or distributed intelligence.
In addition, operators can raise and lower the barrel or adjust the oscillation arc up to 359° on any number of machines from a central command station, delivering pinpoint control with minimal labor. The result is better snow distribution and reduced man-hours needed for grooming.
The SMI Puma snow machines have the following options: