Scrubber Dryers 101: Part 2 – Vacuum Unit, Squeegee and Collection Tank
Last month we looked at the clean water tank on our breakdown of the versatile floor cleaner, the scrubber dryers. In this month’s article we’ll be moving along the scrubber dryer to have a closer look toward the rear of the machine at the collection tank and the vacuum unit in it, and then at the squeegee that trails along behind the cleaner.
Where the collection tank sits exactly can vary from model to model, but generally speaking they will be toward the back of the machine so they can be hooked easily to other machine components, such as the squeegee. Some models have internal tanks with a drainage tap at their base to allow for easy emptying of the tank, whereas others have a detachable unit that can be emptied like you would a bucket.
Inside the collection tank is the vacuum unit. It is protected from water damage by a float valve that rises with the level of the water to the top of the tank and serves to automatically cut off power to the vacuum unit should the waste water fill the tank too much. This also works to let you know when the tank needs emptying.
The vacuum unit is connected through to the squeegee to enable it to collect the waste water.
Trailing behind the machine is the squeegee, the component by which the scrubber dryer collects the waste water up off of the floor. The vacuum unit provides the suction for this and the waste it gathers is sent by an intake tube back to the collection tank to deposit it.
The squeegee is specially designed to ensure that all waste water is collected no matter the unevenness of the surface being cleaned, or how many or how tight the corners you will come across are. The squeegee is usually one and a half times the width of the scrubber dryer, allowing it to more effectively collect waste as the machine moves along and turns around corners. Moreover, the squeegee is fitted to a free floating, adjustable outrigger that allows for increased maneuverability and automatically adjusts to any unevenness in the floor as it glides over it.
In our concluding article we will be looking at the control panel of the scrubber dryer, so be sure to return next month for our look at the final areas of this fantastic cleaning machine.
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