Industrial sweepers or floor sweepers are specialist machines used to clean large, hard-surface areas. Sweepers are ideal for keeping large areas clear of dust, debris and litter. They come in two categories; walk-behind and ride-on sweepers. As is obvious the size of the area you need to clean dictates which you use. You will see we have a comprehensive range of powered sweepers and floor cleaning machines that take the hassle out of floor cleaning.
With four walk-behind sweepers to choose from, we have a cleaning machine for every application. Small pedestrian sweepers are ideal for cleaning work areas, commercial property and confined spaces. They can be petrol or electric powered and side brushes can be added to increase their sweeping width. Whichever model you choose you will get a powerful, well made machine that will give you years of reliable use.
Ride-on sweepers are best for cleaning large areas, inside or out. Choose from our wide range depending on the size of the area you have and how quickly you want to clean it. Our Atom ride-on sweeper is small and easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces. The Mille is a high performance, rugged ride-on sweeper that will make short work of cleaning the largest car park or industrial estate.
Industrial sweepers work by combining a mechanical sweeping action with a powerful vacuum system. The sweeper's main brush will be rotated by its motor against the direction of travel, this will throw the dust and debris into the hopper, assisted by the vacuum system which sucks air over the brush through the hopper and out into the atmosphere. One unique feature of all our sweepers is their up-and-over collection system. This places the hopper at the back of the machine and fills it from the top. Not only more efficient in utilising the hopper capacity but also produces a far better cleaning performance. As previously mentioned side brushes will increase a sweeper's cleaning width. The other major component of any sweeper is its vacuum system which filters dust particles out of the exhausted air. This cut-away drawing shows how the major components are arranged in a ride-on sweeper, this page offers an in-depth comparison of the up-and-over collection system versus the alternatives.
Sweepers must be tough and reliable so look for rugged steel chassis and robust running gear. Hoppers should be large and easy to empty, ideally they will be placed behind the main brush or at the rear of the machine so they don't obstruct the driver's view of the work area. Walk behind sweepers should be light and easy to use, and powerful enough to to work for a full shift if required. Sweepers being used in warehouses are made even more effective by the addition of a separate vacuum cleaner for cleaning within the storage system as shown in this example. Large ride-on sweepers will need hydraulic hopper emptying and look for vacuum systems on the side-brushes to eliminate the dust caused by sweeping process. Larger sweepers should be equipped with electric filter shakers to keep the vacuum systems working at their optimum.
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