Factory Cleaning Equipment
Factories have come a long way since the Industrial Revolution, with ongoing technical advances and working condisions. Improvements in standards of cleanliness & hygiene, and health & safety, have been an essential part of that, hence the development or more and more sophisticated factory cleaning machines.
The Importance of factory cleaning
Today, the sheer number and range makes cleaning factories a massive enterprise – requiring a whole list of different techniques and factory cleaning machines. Because of the nature and the scale of the work undertaken in many plants, dirt and grime build up quickly and very powerful cleaning is needed to shift it.
Health and safety standards also mean effective factory cleaning is very important, for the safety of both staff working there and that of the consumers of the products being made. Any kind of dirt can be a hazard, from dust accumulating and potentially causing a fire, to greasy build-ups stopping machinery working effectively.
Types of factory cleaning machines
- Scrubber driers work by applying cleaning liquid through a rotary brush system. The floor is then scrubbed and the resulting dirt is sucked back through the machine.
- Sweepers work in a similar fashion by using rotating brushes to remove surface dirt and debris.
- Industrial vacuum cleaners are another way of getting floors clean, and some can be used on both wet and dry floors, and some are designed to pick up heavy or hazardous waste.
- Pressure washers are or course widely used for cleaning inside and outside. These can be portable or static, hot or cold water. B&G also build bespoke wash-down systems for centralised cleaning in factory production areas.
Factory floor cleaning
Thanks to gravity the area that receives the greatest amount of dirt is the factory floor, and there is not a lot that can be done to prevent it. The workplace is a much cleaner place than it used to be, but even with the latest production methods dirt still accumulates. The answer to the problem is regular cleaning and there are a range of machines to help. Floors can be cleaned using, sweepers, scrubber driers or vacuum cleaners.
Floor sweepers for factory floors
To clean a factory floor is an onerous task and cannot be done well without the aid of a machine. To clean up surface debris, mechanical floor sweepers have been developed to meet the challenge. These machines operate by using a system of rotating brushes which literally sweep the dirt back into a holding vessel for later disposal. The range of these machines is such that there is one for every application. They can be pedestrian operated and smaller for dealing with narrow or difficult to access areas, or larger ride on varieties for dealing with larger spaces. Sweepers are designed not only for their efficiency but are also relatively easy to operate to take reduce operator fatigue.
Floor scrubber driers
Whilst sweeping alone may be sufficient for the clean up, it may be that a deeper clean will be required. To that end the scrubber drier has been developed which washes, scrubs and dries the floor. It operates in a similar fashion to the sweeper with a system of rotating brushes; however, in this case water and detergent are introduced to be worked into the floor surface. The resultant residues is then removed by an arrangement of squeegees and, sometimes vacuum, into a holding tank. One advantage of the scrubber drier is that it reduces the time taken for cleaning and any consequent downtime. Like sweepers they can be pedestrian or ride on and come in a variety of sizes dependent upon requirements.
For the best advice about factory cleaning equipment, talk to the experts at B&G Cleaning.