Monday, October 31, 2011

Flexible Cleaning: Cleaning Performance for Specific Areas

It’s well known that high-traffic areas such as entryways and lobbies get particularly dirty. Some of today’s latest scrubbers allow operators to temporarily increase cleaning aggressiveness for specific problem areas. For instance, Advance’s EcoFlex™ System includes a “burst of power” button that automatically increases detergent, solution flow and brush pressure for 60 seconds in order to deliver greater scrubbing power for heavily soiled areas. This helps to eliminate time- and labor-intensive double-scrubbing that can be required if using a single-mode (low-flow or water-only) scrubber.

Now that we have discussed how advanced automatic scrubbers can provide flexible cleaning for your facility, try one out for yourself! Visit to learn more or contact us with any questions.

Monday, October 24, 2011


We’ve had quite the week at ISSA/INTERCLEAN! We want to thank everyone that stopped by our booth throughout the show. It was great to meet everyone and exciting to introduce a few of our new products for 2012.

During the show, we demonstrated the 2011 ISSA Innovation Award recipient, the Adfinity™ X20R REV™ automatic floor scrubber, plus we gave trade show attendees a first look at our new products in the REV family of scrubbers due out in 2012. This includes the new FM 800 REV. In addition to new REV products, we introduced the SC3000 Compact Rider Scrubber, SC350 Small Scrubber, Spectrum™ 12H Upright Vacuum and the ES4000™ Total Carpet Care System. Stay tuned to our blog for more information on these products in the upcoming months!

We also had the pleasure to meet with industry experts for hospitality and education market brief information sessions, discussing the latest news and trends within each industry. Our hospitality market brief sessions featured Pat Jennings, Manager Technical Service at Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and Joel Moore, Director of Housekeeping at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. We will have videos from these sessions soon.

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures of the demonstrations and market brief sessions!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Advance to Showcase Adfinity™ X20R REV™ and New Products at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America Trade Show

Advance will be attending the 2011 ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show October 18-21, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. Advance will be introducing and demonstrating the company’s new innovative products, including the 2011 ISSA Innovation Award recipient, the Adfinity™ X20R REV™automatic floor scrubber. Competing with five other unique equipment products, the Adfinity REV was selected as the leading innovative product by cleaning-industry distributors, wholesalers, building service contractors and in-house service professionals.

In addition to the Adfinity REV, Advance will also be introducing new products in the REV family of scrubbers due out in 2012. Advance will be featuring its new products at booth 1415.

The ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show features new industry solutions, the latest innovations and trends and networking opportunities among cleaning industry peers, customers and suppliers. The trade show boasts more than 630 suppliers and service providers, plus industry-leading presentations, certification and technical workshops and access to more than 40 top educational and networking seminars courtesy of the ISSA Convention Seminars.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Flexible Cleaning: Detergent Dilution Ratio

Today’s floor chemicals are usually diluted at a ratio of 128:1 (128 parts water to 1 part detergent). This ratio is suitable to cleaning heavily soiled floors but can be excessive for routine cleaning applications.

To minimize chemical use, some recent floor machines include an ultra-low detergent mode suitable for normal cleaning. For example, Advance’s EcoFlex™ System is capable of dispensing detergent at a 400:1 ratio for routine cleaning of moderately soiled floors. This ratio enhances the natural cleaning power of water and break surface tension. In addition to providing green-cleaning results, this mode saves at least 50 percent in detergent costs and leaves behind a light, just-cleaned scent, which water cannot equally produce. Advanced floor scrubbing machines also feature onboard detergent-metering systems, which allows users to fill a tank with a cleaning product, set a selector to match the manufacturer’s suggested dilution ratio and insert the tank into the scrubber. This eliminates operator guesswork and ensures that detergent is dispensed at the proper dilution ratio.

Need to clean an area that requires a bit more scrub power? Next week we will look at automatic scrubber features that produce the necessary cleaning performance for specific areas.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Advance Adfinity™ X20R REV™ Automatic Floor Scrubber Announced as ISSA Innovation Award Recipient

The Advance Adfinity™ X20R REV™ has been named the winner of the 2011 ISSA Innovation Awards in the Equipment Category. Competing with five other unique equipment products, the Adfinity REV was selected as the leading innovative product by cleaning-industry distributors, wholesalers, building service contractors and in-house service professionals.

The annual ISSA Innovation Award Program took place online at from July 15, 2011 to September 30, 2011. During that time, industry professionals and end-users selected the most innovative offerings from 30 entries in five unique categories. Voters had the option to vote for one product in each category.

The Adfinity X20R REV automatic floor scrubber provides the most uniform daily scrubbing performance and deep scrubbing for chemical-free finish removal in a single pass. Equipped with patent-pending Random Orbital Scrubbing technology, the Adfinity REV is the industry’s first automatic scrubber to clean floors with distinct, random orbital and rotational motions. This powerful, patent-pending combination delivers a uniform, non-swirled floor surface while using far less water and chemicals, leaving floors ready for restoration.

Advance will be featuring the Adfinity REV at the ISSA/Interclean trade show October 18-21, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV at booth 1415. In addition to viewing the unique scrubbing capabilities of the Adfinity X20R REV, attendees are invited to see our latest product innovations, including new products in the REV family of scrubbers due out in 2012.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Flexible Cleaning: Detergent Usage

In addition to switching between detergent cleaning and water-only cleaning, advanced automatic scrubbers have the ability to change detergents while scrubbing. This allows operators to easily match the correct detergent use to the specific cleaning application at hand.

Scrubbers that provide separate onboard tanks for water and detergent eliminate the task of premixing solution and the need to “dump” unused solution. This saves water and chemicals, in addition to minimizing waste-stream contribution. Refillable cleaning-fluid tanks allow a user to easily swap one detergent for another or to clean with water only, no matter where the machine is in the facility.

Next week, we will discuss the importance of dilution ratios.