What are the main advantages of a battery-powered cleaning machine over a diesel or mains-powered one? And in the future is battery power more likely to gain ground – or die out? Ann Laffeaty asks battery companies, cleaning contractors and machine manufacturers their views.
No cords versus unlimited cleaning time? That is the essence of
EnerSys has added two new batteries to its Hawker XFC range for floorcare equipment. These models can be recharged quickly and for short periods without affecting lifetime performance, the company says. The batteries are virtually maintenance free and no water topping-up is needed.
There are now 10 models in the Hawker XFC range with different
Reliability and ease of use were priorities in the design of its IC650 industrial battery charger, says Delta-Q Technologies.
The charger is built using a sealed, die cast enclosure to protect against water, dust, chemicals, vibration, and shock. Each comes equipped with pre-loaded battery charge profiles for all types of lead acid batteries
The latest development from Battery Supplies is a lithium battery developed specifically for cleaning machines - the company says it is suitable for many models.
The battery is 100 per cent maintenance free and is claimed to consume 30 per cent less energy than traditional batteries. It allows fast and intermediate charging and is half the weight
As part of our special report on batteries, a look at how good charging habits can boost performance and prolong battery life – from Roger Stockton, technical specialist at Delta-Q Technologies.
Customer satisfaction and productivity when using battery-powered floor machines is based on the machine being available and able to run for
Cleaning a floor can be very difficult, given the huge range of floor types around these days. But who trains the cleaners in this complex task, and how do they go about it? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Cleaning a floor should theoretically be a simple matter of sweeping, mopping or scrubbing the surface to ensure that it is clear of dirt and