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British Manufacturing Success Story

We designed, developed and now manufacture a unique washing and scrubbing head for use on compact road and pavement sweepers.

The head was originally conceived around ten years ago. Around this time Councils and cleaning contractors became increasingly concerned about the heavily contaminated water produced during street cleaning going straight into the drains. We knew from our experience providing industrial scrubber driers that using similar technology for street and pavement cleaning would solve this problem.

Our scrubber head is the result and now sells all over the world. Not only do we sell it fitted to our compact road scrubber drier, but it is also sold to other companies selling similar machines. As you can see in the video below it does a great job that no other machine can match.

The story here is simple. At the 2016 Canadian GP meeting a competing car had its gearbox break and deposit all its oil in the pit lane. This was obviously unacceptable so a local cleaning contractor used a machine fitted with one of our head and squeegee kits, built in Market Harborough, to wash the pit lane and collect the waste water and oil. Note the clean line across the white road sector, it’s even cleaner than the surrounding pavement.

British ingenuity and engineering skill at work, brilliant.

New Scrubber Drier Cleaning Up After Students!

scrubber-drier-for-Oadby-and-WigstonJust delivered this scrubber drier to the South Leicestershire College metalworking workshop.

Floor Cleaning

As is pretty obvious it will be used to clean the floor but being a scrubber drier it will not only clean the floor it will also scrub the floor. This means oil spills can be cleaned up quickly and effectively, and that the floor will remain unstained.

Cleaning up after students – umm why does that sound familiar?

A Range of Scrubber Driers

The Bit floor scrubber is one of our range of pedestrian scrubber driers. All are robust, high quality machines that are renown for their performance in the most arduous conditions. Contact us for a free on-site demonstration.

Floor Scrubbers Get Down and Dirty

elan-floor-scrubber

With our weather being its normal mix of showers and rain (sic), wet and dirty floors are a problem for most businesses. Visitors and employees cannot help but walk in water and dirt. This not only looks bad but also creates a slip hazard. Many of us have seen entrances and lobbies with “Caution Wet Floor” warning signs obstructing essential access. Imagine the scale of the problem if you are responsible for a shopping centre with thousands of visitors arriving each hour.

Step Forward The Floor Scrubber

Industrial floor scrubbers are fantastic at solving this problem. When they are used to clean floors they collect 99% of the cleaning fluid or water using a vacuum powered squeegee. Used in lobbies with wet and dirty floors, they can quickly clean and dry the floor leaving it spotless and ready for use. No caution warning signs needed now.

Big or Small

Floor scrubbers come in two flavours; walk behind or ride-on. Depending on the size of the area to be kept clean you will choose whichever suits you best. All our machines bar one are battery powered meaning that trailing power leads will not create another hazard. Even a small walk behind floor scrubber will makes short work of a lobby or entrance made wet by recent rain, so keeping your lobby clear is no longer a problem. Requiring no specific operator training,
being very easy to use and manoeuvre means anyone could use it if they thought the floor was becoming dangerous or unsightly.

Euromec at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show

R850-in-yardStand number 5E120 is where you will find Euromec at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show. Alongside our proven range of warehouse floor scrubbers and sweepers we will debut the new Model 850 mid size, ride-on sweeper.

Ride-on sweepers are used widely in the logistics and distribution industry to keep the many vast warehouses and yards clear of dust and debris. The new 850 ride-on sweeper offers a level of performance previously unobtainable at its price point. This will be of interest to the industry in its constant fight to reduce costs. Alongside its reduced capital cost the new machine is also more energy efficient than the outgoing model, offering great whole life cost savings.

Sweepers and Floor Scrubbers

Alongside the new machine will be a wide range of other industrial cleaning machines: From the best selling Brava walk behind sweeper to the super efficient Mega floor scrubber. As always the stand will be manned by cheerful Euromec engineers who will be delighted to explain the reasons behind the choice of a particular machine or advise you on the best for your situation.

Unique Multi-purpose Maintenance Machine

The chance to view the unique Powerflex machine on our stand should not be passed up. We will be showing the most powerful model, the 3400 fitted with winter maintenance equipment. Snow plough on the front, gritter attachment on the rear the Powerflex is ideal to keep busy distribution centres operational during inclement winter weather. Anyone familiar with the Powerflex will know though that during summer months it can be fitted with any manner of attachment to perform other tasks. Most popular are the sweeper and mower attachments which, when combined with the winter maintenance attachments mean you can make the most of this flexible machine all year round.

Visit us on Stand 5E120, we will be delighted to show you around our range of products, chat about industry issues or just provide you with somewhere to rest your feet and enjoy a coffee. See you there.

The Big Clean-up

road sweepers The floods in the Wales and the South of England are appalling. Our thoughts are with the individuals and businesses that are suffering at the hands of this exceptional weather. While the rain continues to fall and the water levels continue to rise, flood defence is the focus.

Once the waters have subsided the big clear-up will start. People will want to get back to some form of normality as quickly as possible. We hope that’s where we will be able to help. In our range of machines there are a number that are ideally suited to clearing roads and cleaning floors.

Floor Scrubbers

Floor scrubbers are fantastic at clearing liquid spills and leave the floor spotlessly clean, having collected the waste water. Their road going counterparts are equally effective. If you have a factory that has had its floor flooded a scrubber drier will collect water from all the low spots in the floor and remove the detritus left by the flood water. Not a pleasant thought but an effective solution to the problem.

Good luck to all those affected. Let us know if we can help.

It’s show business. No show, no business.

Euromec factory during open dayDuring 2014 we are out and about showing off! A full programme of exhibitions and shows has been confirmed. In April we are going to the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC. Always good for us to rub shoulders with our clients and friends in the truck and logistics industries.

Commercial Vehicle Show Details:

Tuesday 29th April – Thursday 1st May
The CV Show
The NEC
Birmingham

Out Door Pursuits

When the warm weather arrives we are outside into the sun(sic). Starting at Rockingham in May and ending at Burghley in September we are doing the rounds of the county shows and horse trials. All the details are as follows:

Thursday 1st May – Sunday 4th May
Brigstock Horse Trials
Rockingham Castle
Rockingham
LE16 8TH

Sunday 1st June
The Rutland County Show
The Rutland Showground
Showground Way
Barleythorpe
Oakham
Rutland  LE15 7TW

Sunday 29th June
Blaston Show
Hallaton Road
Slawston

Thursday 4th September – Sunday 7th September
Burghley Horse Trials
Burghley House
Barnack Rd
Stamford
PE9 2LH

Please put these dates in your diary and try to get along and see us at one or more show.

How Does A Floor Scrubber Work?

ride-on-floor-scrubber-studio shotThe picture on the left shows a typical ride-on floor scrubber or scrubber drier as the industry sometimes refers to them. Nothing particularly special about it except maybe its size which is substantial, but we will come back to that.

Why a Floor Scrubber?

As the most popular type of cleaning machine the floor scrubber is also the most effective. By combining mechanical cleaning with a cleaning fluid a floor scrubber will produce floors that are spotlessly clean. The machine’s water collection system also makes sure they are dry almost instantly and therefore safe. The additional benefit of this is that waste water and its pollutants are collected and disposed of properly.

How Does A Floor Scrubber Work?

floor scrubber-schematic
If you need a floor scrubber understanding the principles of how they work will help you get the right machine and get the most from it. The schematic shows how the major components are arranged in our sample machine, click to enlarge. Brushes at the front, water collection system, affectionately known as a squeegee, at the back with the operator sitting at the front for ease of use. Under the body work we have two large tanks, the batteries and some motors. One of the motors provides traction the other vacuum for the water collection system. One tank is for clean water the other for waste water.

In Operation

As the floor scrubber moves forward the cleaning solution is dispensed into the brushes and onto the floor. The brushes rotate and scrub the floor loosening and lifting the dirt. The water and the dirt are sucked up by the squeegee and pumped into the waste water tank. There are however a number of important variables in this process, namely the speed of the vehicle, the speed and pressure of the scrubbing process, the amount and make-up of the cleaning solution and the number of passes you make over the floor. Also the number and style of scrubbing brush can be specified. Each one of these is very important and we will be examining each in later posts.

More information

If you want to know more now then visit our website where some of these issues are outlined.