Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Advance SC6000™ Rider Scrubber Provides Unparalleled Productivity, Sustainability and Durability

Advance, the brand known and trusted to introduce productivity-enhancing innovations in the industrial cleaning market, proudly introduces the Advance SC6000™ Rider Scrubber. Engineered to withstand the toughest cleaning challenges in distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and more, the mid-sized SC6000 combines improved productivity and enhanced sustainability in an easy-to-use, compact machine.

More specifically, the SC6000 features a larger battery capacity for up to 30 percent greater run-time; SmartFlow™, which automatically adjusts solution flow with speed to reduce water and chemical usage by 50 percent; and an offset scrub deck to provide high-quality edge cleaning. Optional features include DustGuard™, which minimizes fugitive dust generation and provides optimal sweeping performance, and Advance’s EcoFlex™ System, which provides operators a flexible cleaning system with intuitive modes of operation to fit their needs. The SC6000 also boasts heavy-duty steel doors to protect the scrub deck from impact damage, heavy-duty bumpers, an extended-life cylindrical deck, and an impact detection system. Collectively, the SC6000’s features give operators the ability to quickly, effectively and safely clean even the most difficult environments.

“The SC6000 was specifically designed to provide the level of productivity, sustainability and durability required to reduce costs while safely and effectively cleaning the harshest industrial applications,” said Marty Makowsky, vice president of Industrial Sales at Nilfisk-Advance.

The SC6000 is available in 34- and 40-inch disc or 36-inch cylindrical models.

About Nilfisk

Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment with approximately 5,500 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 918M. Based on a century of cleaning expertise, the company develops and manufactures high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation and offer the broadest product portfolio in the industry. Nilfisk has sales companies in 45 countries around the world as well as a strong distributor network and markets and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Nilfisk is a part of the NKT Group.

Advance is a brand of Nilfisk. For more information on the new Advance SC6500, call 800-253-0367 or visit Smart Cleaning BlogTwitterFacebookGoogle+.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Six Tips for Picking Equipment that Lowers the Cost to Clean

Your workers represent the largest share of the total cost to clean—90% or more according to recent studies.* So supplying them with more productive equipment can go a long way toward reducing their cleaning time and thus lowering your total costs. 

Here are some features to look for next time you’re in the market for new cleaning equipment:

Take a wider path
It stands to reason that the wider the scrubbing or sweeping path your cleaning crews have to take, the fewer passes they’ll need to do the job—and there’s often little difference in total price between machines. For example, assuming a loaded labor rate of $9/hr, the hourly cost to clean a 1,000 sq ft surface would be about $3.44/hr for a 17” scrubber vs. $2.39/hr for a 20” scrubber. And the difference in total price between the two cleaning solutions may only be $50 to $100.

Go tools free
It’s often one of those under-appreciated features that can get lost in the heat of the sales demo, but “tools free” maintenance can save your workers a lot of time changing out accessories, replacing worn parts and making needed adjustments over the life of your machines. And those minutes can add up to real money. Plus, by allowing fast and easy equipment changeouts, they can allow your workers to clean different surfaces with a single machine.

Recharge on the go
Battery-powered automatic scrubbers, burnishers and carpet extractors have been productivity boosters for years. But when the batteries die, the cleaning stops cold. And workers often have to lug the machines to a far-away charging station. On-board chargers allow your workers to recharge right where they are, cutting downtime and maximizing efficiency.

Cut the noise and clean all day
Nobody likes a loudmouth, and that goes for your cleaning equipment as well. Low-decibel vacuums and ride-on scrubbers with built-in sound attenuation allow your workers to clean during business hours, while protecting them from the fatigue and irritation that noise can cause.

Use less water
Water is a mixed blessing in the cleaning world. It’s absolutely necessary for a scrubber or extractor to get its job done, but using too much of it can put a double-pronged damper on cleaning productivity: 1) workers have to stop cleaning more often to refill their tanks, and 2) drying time takes areas out of service longer. Machines designed to minimize water usage—with no drop-off in cleaning power—can help keep your cleaners cleaning longer.

Get a bigger tank
The dump-and-fill cycle can be one of the biggest drags on overall cleaning productivity. A larger tank can have a direct and dramatic effect on the equation. But there are tradeoffs. Larger tanks usually mean larger machines, which means you can lose some maneuverability. But anything you can do to cut the number of times your workers need to refill water tanks is a net boost to efficiency. Productivity-boosting features are built-in to a wide range of cleaning equipment, but sometimes you have to do a little math to really appreciate how much they can cut the long-term cost of cleaning.

*Source: International Sanitary Supply Association - ISSA