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
ECJ’s UK correspondent on the immigration debate and how the cleaning industry is involved.
Here one of the main topics has been immigration. Some interesting views have been expressed by the movers and shakers in our industry. Let us be clear, controlled immigration is no bad thing but many of our troubles have arisen from the policy of
Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on difficult times in the Sicilian cleaning industry.
The difficulties that many sectors - and the cleaning sector in particular are experiencing are having strong repercussions in a number of Italian regions. This is particularly evident in Sicily, where hundreds of companies and about 50,000 workers