Industrial cleaning equipment supplier Goscor Cleaning Equipment launched the new M17 sit-on sweeper-scrubber, manufactured by cleaning equipment company Tennant, in November 2016.
The M17 is designed for use in applications in warehouses, logistics centres and applications in which a combustible fuel engine cannot be used, such as the food and beverage and pharmaceuticals industries. The battery-operated system of the M17 also assists in reducing noise levels produced during operation, unlike a unit powered by an internal combustion engine.
The M17 features controls and instruments mounted in front of the operator to enhance situational awareness, thereby keeping the operator’s focus on the cleaning operation, and improving health and safety practices during operation, notes Goscor KwaZulu-Natal branch manager Wesley Brodmer. The operator’s panel also has programmable zone settings, which increase cleaning efficiency by enabling the operator to establish the preferred cleaning settings for specific areas.
A new articulated squeegee system improves the ability of the rear-mounted squeegee to follow the path of the machine. This enhances the cleaning ability of the M17 with one pass over an area and subsequently reduces follow-up cleaning.
The sweeping mechanism employs a dual-force principle, using two brushes that sweep in opposite directions to lift large and small particles of loose or embedded dirt. The scrubbing deck also applies 250 kg of pressure to the surface being cleaned.
Goscor national sales manager Peter Esterhuizen explains that the design of the M17 is focused on improving its ease of use, lowering the overall cleaning costs for clients and improving health and safety at their facilities, as well as the image of the facilities.
In terms of daily checks, regular servicing and disposing of waste, the M17 can be routinely serviced without using any tools.
In addition, the propulsion system and scrubbing deck use brushless alternating current electrical motors, which further reduce maintenance requirements, and a multifilter system ensures dust extraction and suppression.